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Vaccination Before Travelling

Updated at: Feb 01, 2013
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Written by: Editorial TeamPublished at: Feb 01, 2013
Vaccination Before Travelling

If you're travelling abroad you must get as much information about the vaccination schedule before you go.

Vaccine-Preventable Diseases


Often best available risk information is what determines the right proposal of vaccines.


Note:  In vaccine-preventable diseases the level of risks can change at any point of time.


Vaccination or Disease: Recommendations or Requirements for Vaccine-Preventable Diseases


Routine : If you are not up-to-date with Routine shots such as, measles/mumps/rubella (MMR) vaccine, diphtheria/pertussis/tetanus (DPT) vaccine, poliovirus vaccine, etc is highly recommended.


Hepatitis B: For all unvaccinated people who are exposed to blood or body fluids or exposed through medical treatment such as in a case of an accident or in case of direct sexual contact with local population Hepatitis B is highly recommended. For all adults requesting protection from HBV infection, even in the developed countries, Hepatitis B is suggested.


Any activities that might link you into direct contact with bats, Rabies vaccination is recommended. Researchers, adventure travelers, wildlife professionals and veterinarians are mostly the kind of travelers who visit the areas where bats are commonly found.


Rabies News and Highlights page should be checked regularly for updates on rabies vaccine supply.


Note: Rabies vaccine is momentarily in limited supply.



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