2024 Vaccine Agreement

HXP Vaccine Agreement 2024

With the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services declaring the COVID-19 public health emergency officially over as of May 11, 2023, and pending any unforeseeable or unavoidable pandemics and U.S. national policies, HXP will not be generally requiring the Coronavirus vaccination to participate in a 2024 summer program. However, as always, we will be complying with the travel guidelines of the areas we visit, so some restrictions/limitations may apply based on location regulations.

Currently, some countries require vaccines (COVID-19 and yellow fever) in order to enter as a tourist. If any vaccines are required by your destination country, you will be subject to that requirement in order to go on your trip.

If requirements for entry change more than 90 days before the start date of your trip, participants may either (a) switch to an alternative trip (b) HXP will refund them the entire cost of their trip, less the original non-refundable deposit and any donations (refer to the Money-Back Guarantee clause in the HXP Contingency Plan for further details). If location vaccine requirements change 89 days or less prior to departure, the money-back guarantee is no longer valid, but HXP will try to switch participants to alternative trips based on availability.

Additionally, we strongly encourage every HXP participant to refer to location-specific information provided by the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and to consult with a primary care physician or travel clinic to get any other recommended vaccines or medications for travel (such as Malaria pills, typhoid vaccine, and/or a tetanus booster shot).

We respect those who elect not to participate in specific trips because of their aversion to certain vaccines and hope you will find other meaningful ways to serve.

Health Policy

As part of participating in HXP, HXP may disclose or provide access to on-call doctors and mental health professionals who can offer health advice and support during your trip.

HXP and its on-call medical professionals make no representations or warranties regarding the accuracy, completeness, or appropriateness of the advice provided.

You expressly agree that neither HXP nor its on-call medical professionals shall be liable for any actions, omissions, errors, or consequences resulting from the advice provided.

You hereby release, indemnify, and hold harmless HXP and its on-call medical professionals from any claims, demands, or liabilities arising out of or related to the advice given.

HXP reserves the right to modify or update this Health Policy at any time without prior notice. Any changes to this Health Policy will become effective upon posting on the HXP website.

If you make any actions that could or would endanger yourself or others, HXP will return you home from participating in the Program.