travelBLOGueToday is World Health Day. We want to make sure that your next journey through India is a happy and healthy one, so here is an update on immunizations and vaccinations for travel in the country.
World Health DayBy The India Guide Team
We recommend you consult your health practitioner and read up on the latest travel health information at least six weeks prior to departure to find out which vaccinations you will require. Duration of stay, proposed activities and travel destinations within India will affect the number and type of vaccinations needed.
Make sure you are up-to-date with routine immunizations; these may vary according to your country of origin but generally include measles/mumps/rubella (MMR) vaccine, diphtheria/pertussis/tetanus vaccine, poliovirus vaccine, varicella vaccine and meningococcal vaccine. Certain additional vaccinations are recommended for travel in India including hepatitis A, hepatitis B and typhoid. Travelers visiting for longer periods or who will stay for extended periods in areas of high risk are recommended to consider Cholera, Rabies and Japanese encephalitis.
Keep up-to-date with the most current information regarding vaccinations, outbreaks and other travel health information at the World Health Organization (WHO), US Centers for Disease Control (CDC), The Travel Doctor or your country’s national travel health advisory. For information in other languages consult the national health and travel websites on the WHO site .
If you are arriving from a country where yellow fever is endemic you will require a yellow fever vaccination certificate, see the National Travel Health Network & Centre for more information on which countries are included.
Check out the latest India Guide Gujarat (page 366 and onwards) for more information on vaccinations and health precautions.
Wishing you a healthy journey
Posted on: Apr 07, 2011