Immunizations

Many of the overseas countries/areas we visit request immunizations.  Please be sure to obtain the below immunizations prior to your arrival to CAPSTONE.

Obtain vaccinations prior to your course start date. Most vaccines require a minimum of two weeks to achieve a desired effect and Hepatitis A and B require multiple doses.

It is required that you bring enough chronic medications for the five week CAPSTONE course and that you bring your own insect repellent and sun screen.  We will provide additional medications depending on trip requirements. There will be a doctor or nurse on each OCONUS trip.

Class 15-1 requirements

All trips:

  • Malaria Prophylaxis – Anti Malaria medications will be provided by NDU.

  • bring your own insect repellent and sunscreen

  • bring 5 weeks worth of any personal medications


AFRICA - FELLOWS ARE REQUIRED TO BRING A PRINT OUT OF THEIR SHOT FILE (required for entry into some countries)

REQUIRED:  ADULT POLIO BOOSTER and YELLOW FEVER (call today, often needs to be scheduled)

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED:  Hepatitis A (two-shot series), Hepatitis B (three-shot series), Influenza, Tetanus (Td or Tdap within 10 years), Measles/Mumps/Rubella (MMR), Varicella (vaccine or evidence of immunity), Pneumococcal (adults over 65 or those with chronic disease or compromising conditions) Typhoid, Meningococcal meningitis.

**Hep B is a 3 shot series…with weeks required between shot 1 and 2 – CALL TODAY TO MAKE YOUR APPOINTMENT.    There is no place at NDU to complete these immunizations!!

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PACIFIC - FELLOWS ARE REQUIRED TO PRINT OUT OF THEIR SHOT FILE (required for entry into some countries)

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED:   Hepatitis A (two-shot series), Hepatitis B (three-shot series), Influenza, Tetanus (Td or Tdap within 10 years), Measles/Mumps/Rubella (MMR), Varicella (vaccine or evidence of immunity), Pneumococcal (adults over 65 or those with chronic disease or compromising conditions), Typhoid.

**Hep B is a 3 shot series…with 2 weeks required between shot 1 and 2 – CALL TODAY TO MAKE YOUR APPOINTMENT. There is no place at NDU to complete these immunizations!!


EUROPE - FELLOWS ARE REQUIRED TO PRINT OUT OF THEIR SHOT FILE (required for entry into some countries)

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED:  Hepatitis A (two-shot series), Hepatitis B (three-shot series), Influenza, Tetanus (Td or Tdap within 10 years), Measles/Mumps/Rubella (MMR), Varicella (vaccine or evidence of immunity), Pneumococcal (adults over 65 or those with chronic disease or compromising conditions), Typhoid.

**Hep B is a 3 shot series…with 2 weeks required between shot 1 and 2 – CALL TODAY TO MAKE YOUR APPOINTMENT. There is no place at NDU to complete these immunizations!!


*Note on Recommended Vaccines:

Medical sources recommend these vaccinations if staying in a country for “prolonged periods” of longer than 2 weeks.  Given’s CAPSTONE’s extremely short period of exposure within these countries, vaccination is recommended but will not prevent entry.

 ** Questions concerning the immunizations can be referred to the NDU Physician’s office at 202-685-4750 **