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"Traveling is a time of exploration, relaxation and a little bit of indulgence."

To enjoy your travels to the fullest it is important to be well prepared for your journey. While most people plan for transportation, lodging and activities; planning for health issues can often be overlooked. At Hometown Safe Travels, we provide travelers with pre-travel counseling where you are given destination specific information including potential health risks, basic country specifics, personal safety information and much more! We can also provide the immunizations and medications you need to keep you healthy while traveling abroad.

If you already know which vaccine(s) you need, you will need to make a vaccine administration appointment.

Meet Your Safe Travels Coordinator

Kim Shumaker

Safe Travels Program Coordinator

Hi, I’m Kim. My roots in community pharmacy began long before I ever decided to make it a career choice. When I was young I spent countless hours alongside my dad at our family-owned pharmacy in Watertown, WI. He gave me easy jobs at first, like filing and stocking shelves; and later he had me running the cash register and counting prescriptions. Throughout that time I had the pleasure of observing him interact with customers and physicians, answering patients’ questions, and helping people with their medication needs. I was always so proud of the way he treated his customers with kindness and respect.

Years later, after earning a business degree at University of Wisconsin-Madison, I decided I also wanted to pursue a career in pharmacy. In 1997, thirty years after my dad became a pharmacist, I earned a doctorate degree from UW-Madison School of Pharmacy. From that point on, I have enjoyed serving the community of Oregon at Hometown Pharmacy.

A lot has changed since my early beginnings in pharmacy, but practicing in a small community has afforded me the ability to develop personal relationships with patients and assist them with choices in their healthcare…very much in the tradition of my father.

Hometown Safe Travels Is An Official State Licensed Yellow Fever Vaccination Site.

We provide the necessary documentation to enter countries with yellow fever vaccination requirements. In addition to the yellow fever vaccine, we offer a comprehensive menu of vaccines at a competitive price for your domestic and international travel needs.

Vaccine Price List

Hepatitis A – $115
Hepatitis B – $85
Hepatitis AB Combo – $205
Human Papillomavirus (HPV) – $185
Influenza – Call for pricing
Japanese Encephalitis – $360
Measles-Mumps-Rubella (MMR) – $110
Meningitis – $195
Pneumonia – Call for pricing
Polio – $65

Rabies – $450
Shingles (Zostavax) – $225
Tetanus-Diphtheria (Td) – $55
Tetanus-Diphtheria-Pertussis (Tdap) – $85
Typhoid Injection – $125
Live Typhoid Oral Capsules – $75
Varicella – $155
Yellow Fever – $210*

* Hometown Safe Travels is an official state licensed yellow fever vaccination site.

Pre-Travel Consultation Fee – $50**
Each additional family member Clinic Fee – $20

** The Pre-Travel Consultation Fee of $50 is for travelers who do not know which vaccines they need and/or would like help obtaining the appropriate medications for malaria prevention, traveler’s diarrhea, motion sickness, altitude sickness prevention, etc. This Pre-Travel Consultation Fee includes the $20 Clinic Fee for one person.

The Clinic Fee is $20 per person, which is for patients who do not require any professional assistance and only wish to receive the vaccines they request.

For families or parties of 2 or more who would like the full Pre-Travel Consultation, there is only one Pre-Travel Consultation Fee plus one Clinic Fee for each additional traveler.

Important Reminders

For More Information On Travel Vaccines, Please Visit: The Centers for Disease Control.

#1 Tip: Plan ahead!
Most Vaccines Take At Least 2 To 4 Weeks To Become Effective. We Suggest Making An Appointment With Us At least 6 Weeks Prior To Your Anticipated Departure.

**Please Note:

At this time we are unable to bill insurance for travel vaccines. However, we will provide you with a form you can send to your insurance company to try to obtain reimbursement. We do accept all prescription insurances for your medication needs. We also have a competitive cash pricing program if you do not have prescription insurance.

Due to Wisconsin state law, pharmacists can only give vaccines to people 6 or older.

At Hometown Safe Travels we will help you prepare for a safe and healthy trip. Our pre-travel consult typically lasts about 45-60 minutes depending on where you are going and which travel vaccines you need. Our travel specialists will discuss a variety of destination-specific topics to keep you safe and healthy while you are away from home. We have information for everyone from the experienced traveler to the first time traveler.

You may need a pre-travel consultation if you are:

  • traveling internationally
  • going on a cruise
  • volunteering on a mission trip
  • in the military
  • providing disaster relief
  • staying with friends or family while traveling abroad
  • pregnant or breast feeding
  • disabled
  • living with a chronic health condition such as diabetes or asthma
  • a foreign-exchange student

At your pre-travel visit, we will determine:

  • Which vaccines you need
  • If you need to take medication to prevent malaria
  • Whether altitude sickness prevention is necessary
  • Proper treatment of a case of traveler’s diarrhea based on known antibiotic resistance patterns of the area you plan to visit
  • Whether you will need medication to prevent motion sickness

Plan Ahead!

Most vaccines take at least 2 to 4 weeks to become effective and may require more than one shot. We suggest seeing us at least 6 weeks prior to your anticipated departure. It is never too early to come see us.

If you’ve missed the 6 week window, give us a call and we’ll see what we can do for you.

To request an appointment, please call 608-835-3191.

We can help you if you already know which vaccines you need to receive or if you do not know what vaccines you will need to protect you on your trip. We can also help you if you do not know if you will need medications to prevent/treat: altitude sickness, malaria, motion sickness or traveler’s diarrhea.

To help us make your visit more efficient, please download, print and fill out the Travel History Form below.

PDF–Printed Safetravels Form.pdf

To submit the form you can do one of the following:

  • A) – Fax the filled out Travel History form to: (608) 835-5467
  • B) – Print & fill out the Travel History form & mail it to or drop it off at Oregon Hometown Pharmacy.
  • C) – Email the form to kshumaker@hometownpharmacywi.com

Please note: A $50 non-refundable deposit is required to secure an appointment once scheduled. Rescheduling is permitted with a 48-hour notice. The deposit would be applied to any vaccination fee.

Do you have any age restrictions on who you can immunize?

Yes. Due to Wisconsin state law, pharmacists are only allowed to give vaccinations to people 6 or older.

We can still help obtain travel medicine (for example, malaria prevention medication, traveler’s diarrhea medication, etc.) for younger travelers.


How do I make a pre-travel appointment?

Please call 608-835-3191 to schedule your pre-travel appointment.


How far in advance do I need to be seen?

Most vaccines take several weeks to become effective and may require more than one shot. We suggest seeing us at least 6 weeks prior to your anticipated departure. It is never too early to come see us! If you’ve missed the 6 week window, send us an email and we’ll see what we can do for you.


Will my health insurance cover the pre-travel visit and vaccinations?

Please be aware your medical insurance will NOT cover your travel consultation or your vaccinations at the time of your visit, so be prepared to pay for your visit and vaccinations at the time of your appointment. The Safe Travels pre-travel consult is a flat, one-time, fee. The cost of your vaccinations will vary depending on the type of vaccine you receive. Click Here For our Vaccine and Consult Price List.

We will provide you with a form you can submit to your health insurance to try to obtain reimbursement for the services you received. There is no guarantee your insurance will reimburse you.


What vaccines are needed for travel?

It depends on where you are traveling to and what vaccines you may have already received. Recommendations regarding pre-travel vaccines and medications will be made based on your personal travel plans including your destinations, planned activities, length of stay and health history. For more information on what you may need you can visit www.cdc.gov/travel.

What is the difference between a REQUIRED vaccination, a RECOMMENDED vaccination, and a ROUTINE vaccination?

Some countries require proof of vaccination before you are allowed to enter their country. For example, International Health Regulations require yellow fever vaccination for travel to certain countries of sub-Saharan Africa and tropical South America. Meningococcal vaccination is required by the government of Saudi Arabia for annual travel during the Hajj.

Some vaccines are recommended to protect travelers from illnesses present in other parts of the world and to prevent the importation of infectious diseases across international borders. Which vaccines you will need depends on where you are going, the season in which you’re traveling, your age and health status, and immunization history.

Routine vaccines protect you from diseases still common in many parts of the world even though they rarely occur in the United States. To see if you are up to date with your routine vaccinations, visit http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/recs/schedules/.


Do I need an immunization certificate for international travel?

If you are traveling to (or passing through) Africa or South America, you may require an International Certificate of Vaccination against yellow fever. A yellow fever vaccine can only be administered by a certified yellow fever center. (Hometown Safe Travels is a certified yellow fever site and we can provide the necessary documentation you will need.)


What if I already know exactly which vaccines I need? Do I still need to schedule a pre-travel appointment?

No, if you already know which vaccines you need a pre-travel consultation is not necessary. To schedule an appointment for vaccine administration only, please call 608-835-3191.

Hometown Pharmacy Safe Travels – Oregon
815 N Main St. Oregon, WI 53575

p: (608) 835-3191 (Ask for a Travel Specialist)
f: (608) 835-5467
Kshumaker@hometownpharmacywi.com

Monday: 9am–7pm
Tuesday: 9am–7pm
Wednesday: 9am–7pm
Thursday: 9am–7pm
Friday: 9am–7pm
Saturday: 9am–3pm
Sunday: 9am–1pm

It is health that is real wealth
and not pieces of gold and silver.

Mahatma Gandhi