TRAVEL IMMUNIZATIONS

Vaccines recommended for your Destination


Here you can find out which vaccinations are requiring or recommended for the areas you'll be visiting.

Many travel illnesses can be prevented with vaccinations and a little caution.
 
Photo by Karolina Grabowska from Pexels

The following vaccines are the common immunizations recommended for adult travelers.


VACCINE Regions Where the Vaccine is Recommended HOW DISEASE SPREADS
COVID 19 Vaccines All countries Airborne & Direct Contact
Hepatitis A vaccine, inactivated All low- and middle-income countries Contaminated Food or Wate
Hepatitis B vaccine All low- and middle-income countries (hepatitis B is particularly common in China) Contaminated Body Fluids (Sex, needles, etc.)
Japanese encepha litis vaccine Rural areas throughout most of Asia and South Asia, particularly in areas with rice and pig farming Mosquito-borne
Meningococcal polysaccharide vaccine (MenACWY-D) Northern Sub-Saharan Africa from Mali to Ethiopia (the meningitis belt)Throughout the world, especially in crowded living situations (such as dormitories) Airborne or Direct Contact
Polio vaccine, inactivated Afghanistan and Pakistan are the only polio-endemic countries in the world .Several countries have additional precautionary polio vaccination travel requirements,
includimg China, Indonesia, Mozambique, Myanmar, and Papua New Guinea.
Contaminated Food or Wate
Rabies vaccine (human diploid cell) All countries Infected Animals
Tick-borne encephalitis vaccine From central, eastern and northern Europe, across Russia to parts of eastern Asia, mainly in non-tropical regions  Spread mainly through tick bites
Typhoid vaccine All low-income countries, especially in South Asia (including India) Contaminated Food or Water
Yellow fever Tropical South America and tropical Africa Mosquito-borne
Crdit: cdc.gov and who.int
on 07 May 2022

Tick-borne encephalitis (TBE) is an infection spread mainly through tick bites.

Last Updated: 10 May 2022
Hits: 96
More
on 07 May 2022

How long does the COVID vaccine take to work?

- Pfizer vaccine

Last Updated: 10 May 2022
Hits: 43
More
on 07 May 2022

There are many tropical diseases for which no vaccination is yet available. These include:

Last Updated: 08 May 2022
Hits: 42
More
on 07 May 2022

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.

Last Updated: 08 May 2022
Hits: 34
More
on 06 May 2022

As the COVID-19 pandemic enters its third year, COVID-19 vaccines have proven to be safe, effective and life-saving.

Last Updated: 10 May 2022
Hits: 47
More
on 06 May 2022

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.

Last Updated: 06 May 2022
Hits: 69
More
on 05 May 2022

When should I get travel vaccinations?

Many travel vaccines require multiple shots or take time to become fully effective.

Last Updated: 08 May 2022
Hits: 32
More
on 05 May 2022

Japanese encephalitis (JE) is an infection of the brain caused by a virus that's spread through mosquito bites.

Last Updated: 05 May 2022
Hits: 65
More
on 19 April 2021

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.

Last Updated: 12 April 2022
Hits: 621
More
on 11 April 2021

Many travel illnesses can be prevented with vaccinations and a little caution.

Many travel illnesses can be prevented with vaccinations and a little caution.
Last Updated: 07 May 2022
Hits: 632
More
on 21 February 2021


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.

Last Updated: 04 May 2022
Hits: 449
More
on 21 February 2021

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.

Last Updated: 04 May 2022
Hits: 808
More
on 18 February 2021

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.

Last Updated: 12 April 2022
Hits: 406
More
on 18 February 2021

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.

Last Updated: 07 May 2022
Hits: 479
More
on 18 February 2021

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.

Last Updated: 18 February 2021
Hits: 568
More
on 18 February 2021

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.

Last Updated: 18 February 2021
Hits: 435
More
on 29 October 2017

Common immunizations recommended for adult travelers.

If you're planning to travel outside the country, you may need to be vaccinated against some of the serious diseases found in other parts of the world.

Last Updated: 06 May 2022
Hits: 1252
More
on 17 October 2017

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.

Last Updated: 07 May 2022
Hits: 1142
More
Untitled Document
On this page, you'll find what vaccines you need depending on where you travel.

Source: travel.gc.ca - The Government of Canada’s official website.

Back to top