Here you can find out which vaccinations are required or recommended for the areas you'll be visiting.
Traveling is a wonderful way to explore new cultures, witness breathtaking landscapes, and make unforgettable memories.
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Immunization is effective at preventing viral diseases and vaccines help your body's immune system produce its own protection (antibodies) against the virus.
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Tick-borne encephalitis (TBE) is an infection spread mainly through tick bites.
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How long does the COVID vaccine take to work?
- Pfizer vaccine
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There are many tropical diseases for which no vaccination is yet available. These include:
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It is important that pregnant women also receive the necessary vaccinations before the trip. However, the use of some vaccines during pregnancy is not safe.
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As the COVID-19 pandemic enters its third year, COVID-19 vaccines have proven to be safe, effective and life-saving.
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Hepatitis B vaccination is recommended if you travel to parts of the world where hepatitis B is common, especially if you are doing activities that increase the risk of infection.
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Travel Vaccine Schedules for Adults
Many travel vaccines require multiple shots or take time to become fully effective.
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Japanese encephalitis (JE) is an infection of the brain caused by a virus that's spread through mosquito bites.
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What is polio?
Polio, also known as Poliomyelitis, is a highly contagious disease caused by poliovirus (PV). The infection typically spreads in areas with poor water and sewage sanitation; wild poliovirus is found in this type of environment and puts unvaccinated people at risk.
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Many travel illnesses can be prevented with vaccinations and a little caution.
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What is rabies?
Rabies is a deadly disease caused by a virus which only affects mammals. You can get rabies if you are bitten or scratched by an animal with rabies.
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The meningitis belt is a region in sub-Saharan Africa where the rate of incidence of meningococcal meningitis is very high.
It consists of part of or all of (from West to East), the Gambia, Senegal, Guinea-Bissau, Guinea, Mali, Burkina Faso, Ghana, Niger, Nigeria, Cameroon, Chad, Central African Republic, Sudan, South Sudan, Uganda, Kenya, Ethiopia, Eritrea.
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What Is Hepatitis A?
Hepatitis A is a virus affecting the liver. It usually spreads through contaminated food or water. Unlike other forms of hepatitis, A cannot become a chronic infection.
Symptoms often appear two to six weeks after exposure. This means a traveler can visit a country and return not knowing they’re infected.
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What Is Yellow Fever?
Yellow fever is a mosquito-borne viral disease present in Africa and South America. The infection can range from mild to severe. Vaccination is the best protection against this virus.
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What Is Typhoid Fever?
Typhoid fever, or typhoid, spreads through contaminated food or water. Caused by Salmonella typhi, typhoid fever is an acute illness infecting about 21.5 million people worldwide.
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What Is Cholera?
Cholera is a bacterial infection found in food or water sources contaminated with feces (poop). Over 600 million people throughout the globe are at risk of contracting cholera. Between 3 and 5 million cases are reported each year accounting for over 100,000 deaths. Cholera cases are often under reported.
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Vaccination certificates are sometimes required when traveling as proof that you are protected against specific diseases.
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Vaccinations are not just for children. Adults need to keep their vaccinations up to date because immunity from childhood vaccines can wear off over time.
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