Your doctor will be able to advise you on the most appropriate travel vaccinations depending on your destination, means of transportation, choice of accommodation and the time of year you’re travelling. Also, seek advice on mosquito avoidance for prevention of dengue fever as well as advice on food hygiene to reduce the risk of cholera and traveller’s diarrhea.
Arrange to see your doctor at least one month prior to travel – or even earlier, if possible. If you are travelling in less than a month, schedule an appointment anyway as many vaccination schedules can be accelerated. Even if you cannot get the full vaccination before travelling, a partially completed schedule still confers some protection.
It is recommended that everyone receive Hepatitis A and B, typhoid, diphtheria/tetanus and polio vaccinations. But what about immunisations for specific travels through the region?
* for prolonged stay during a monsoon or in rural areas, or during an outbreak