The City-Cowley County Health Department now is offering travelers health services at its office, located at 320 E. Ninth Ave. in Winfield.

Area residents who might need to travel abroad now have the option of receiving travel-related vaccinations in Cowley County.

City-Cowley County Health Department travelers health servicesThe service includes the designation of the health department as a Yellow Fever Vaccination Clinic in Kansas.

“We are very pleased to offer this expanded service to area residents,” said Tom Langer, the health department’s administrator and county public health officer. “Now people from our area that may have to travel overseas for business or personal reasons can work with the health department in advance to ensure that their health needs are addressed prior to their scheduled trips.”

Travelers are required to meet with health department staff who have been trained in the specifics of travel medicine in order to discuss their plans and itinerary.

Regional health risks and the requirements for vaccinations are reviewed with the travelers, taking into consideration any health concerns that the traveler might have. Immunizations are scheduled at the appropriate time intervals prior to the scheduled travel and the issuance of an international certificate of immunization is provided for the traveler to carry with his or her travel documents.

“The health department is looking forward to serving the travelers in our community,” Langer said. “We feel it is an important service to offer and that it will allow local residents an alternative to having to go to Wichita for this needed travel-related treatment.”

For more information about this service or other services available at the health department, call during office hours or visit its website at www.cowleycounty.org/health.

This information was provided by City-Cowley County Health Department Administrator and Public Health Officer Tom Langer.

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