1-22. UNITED STATES ARMY IMMUNIZATION RECOMMENDATIONS FOR FOREIGN TRAVEL
a. Plague. Immunization for plague is recommended for anyone traveling to
Vietnam, Laos, or Cambodia.
b. Rabies. The duck embryo vaccine (DEV) is recommended for residents in
areas of high rabies incidence.
c. Typhoid. This vaccine is recommended for persons traveling to areas where
the sanitation is poor and for those who live in areas in which outbreaks of typhoid are
d. Typhus. Immunization is considered for high risk occupational groups and
for those who travel or live in remote highland areas of Ethiopia, Rwanda, Burundi,
Mexico, Ecuador, Bolivia, Peru, and mountain areas of Asia.
e. Tuberculosis. Bacillus Calmette-Guerin (BCG) vaccination is considered for
tuberculin-negative children who live or travel extensively in areas where personal
contact with tuberculosis is likely.
f. Hepatitis. Immune serum globulin (ISG) immunization is considered for
travelers who spend three or more months in tropical areas or developing countries and
bypass ordinary tourist routes.
Section VIII. FORMS USED FOR RECORDING IMMUNIZATIONS
There are two forms normally used to record immunizations: PHS-731,
International Certificates of Vaccination and SF 601, Health Record and Immunization
1-24. INTERNATIONAL CERTIFICATES OF VACCINATION AS APPROVED BY
THE WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION (PHS-731)
PHS Form 731 (the "yellow shot record") will be prepared for every individual
receiving immunizations. This form will be prepared for each member of the Armed
Forces and for nonmilitary personnel when required. PHS Form 731 serves as the
official record of immunizations for international travel and will remain with the
a. When an individual is traveling, the time limits for the validity of smallpox,
yellow fever, and cholera, as shown on the form, will be closely observed. Entries of
"other immunizations" should be made in the appropriate spaces.