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.

Travel vaccine summary

on 11 April 2021

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

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

VACCINE TRADE NAME  AGE HIGH-RISK AREAS ROUTE SCHEDULE BOOSTER
Cholera vaccine Vaxchora (PaxVax) 18–64 y Most cases of cholera are confined to regions of the world with poor sanitation and water hygiene, such as parts of:
  • sub-Saharan Africa
  • south and southeast Asia
  • the Middle East
  • Central America and the Caribbean
Read more!
Oral 1 dose 2 years
Hepatitis A vaccine, inactivated Havrix (GlaxoSmithKline) ≥19 y
  • sub-Saharan Africa
  • Asia
  • the Middle East
  • South and Central America
Read more!
IM 0 and 6–12 mo None
Hepatitis B vaccine Heplisav- B (Dynavax Technologies Corp.) >18 Hepatitis B is found worldwide, but it's more common in parts of:
  • Africa
  • Asia
  • the Middle East
  • southern and eastern Europe
IM 0, 1 mo None
Japanese encepha-
litis vaccine, inactivated
Ixiaro (Valneva) 18–65 y Japanese encephalitis is found throughout Asia and beyond. The area it's found in stretches from the western Pacific islands in the east, across to the borders of Pakistan in the west.   Read more!
 
IM 0, 7–28 d ≥1 year after primary series
Meningococcal polysaccharide diphtheria toxoid conjugate vaccine Menactra
(Sanofi Pasteur)
≥2 y The meningitis belt is a region in sub-Saharan Africa where the rate of incidence of  meningococcal meningitis is very high and Saudi Arabia during the mass gatherings of Hajj or Umrah. Read more! IM 1 dose If at continued risk
Polio vaccine, inactivated Ipol (Sanofi Pasteur) ≥18 y Currently, the condition is most common in Pakistan, Afghanistan and Nigeria, but it's also a risk in other regions of the world. SC or IM 1 dose if patient has completed a pediatric series Repeat boosters may be needed for long-term travelers to polio-affected countries; 
Rabies vaccine (human diploid cell) Imovax (Sanofi Pasteur) Any Rabies can be found in many parts of the world. Read More! IM Preexposure series: days 0, 7, and 21 or 28 d None
Typhoid vaccine (Vi capsular polysaccharide) Typhim Vi (Sanofi Pasteur) ≥2 y High-risk areas include:
  • the Indian subcontinent (Bangladesh, Pakistan, India)
  • Africa
  • parts of south and southeast Asia
  • parts of South and Central America
  • parts of the Middle East
Read more!
IM 1 dose 2 y
Yellow fever YF-Vax (Sanofi Pasteur) ≥9 mo Yellow fever occurs in some areas of tropical Africa and Central and South America. Read more! SC 1 dose Not recommended for most
Abbreviations: ACIP, Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices; ELU, ELISA units of inactivated HAV; HAV, hepatitis A virus; HBsAg, hepatitis B surface antigen; IM, intramuscular; U, units
HAV antigen; SC, subcutaneous.

Source: The United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC.GOV)

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