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.

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 Regions Where the Vaccine is Recommended ROUTE SCHEDULE HOW DISEASE SPREADS
COVID 19 Vaccines

Pfizer/BioNTech
AstraZeneca
Janssen
Moderna
Sinopharm
Sinovac-CoronaVac
Bharat Biotech COVAXIN
Covovax (NVX-CoV2373)

> 5 y All countries IM or SC varies Airborne & Direct Contact
Hepatitis A vaccine, inactivated Havrix (GlaxoSmithKline) and Vaqta (Merck & Co., Inc.) ≥19 y All low- and middle-income countries IM 2 doses; 0 and 6–12 mo to 18 mo for Vaqta Contaminated Food or Wate
Hepatitis B vaccine Engerix-B (GlaxoSmithKline) and Recombivax HB (Merck & Co., Inc.) ≥20 y All low- and middle-income countries (hepatitis B is particularly common in China) IM 3 doses 0, 1, 6 mo Contaminated Body Fluids (Sex, needles, etc.)
Japanese encepha litis vaccine Ixiaro (Valneva) 18–65 y Rural areas throughout most of Asia and South Asia, particularly in areas with rice and pig farming IM 0, 7–28 d Mosquito-borne
>65 y IM 0, 28 d
Meningococcal polysaccharide vaccine (MenACWY-D) Menactra
(Sanofi Pasteur) and Menveo
(GSK)
2–55 years Northern Sub-Saharan Africa from Mali to Ethiopia (the meningitis belt)Throughout the world, especially in crowded living situations (such as dormitories) IM single dose Airborne or Direct Contact
Polio vaccine, inactivated Ipol (Sanofi Pasteur) ≥18 y 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.
SC or IM 1 dose if patient has completed a pediatric series Contaminated Food or Wate
Rabies vaccine (human diploid cell) Imovax (Sanofi Pasteur) and RabAvert (Novartis) Any All countries IM Preexposure series: days 0, 7, and 21 or 28 d Infected Animals
Typhoid vaccine (oral, live, attenuated) Vivotif (PaxVax) ≥6 y All low-income countries, especially in South Asia (including India) Oral 0, 2, 4, 6 d Contaminated Food or Water
Typhoid vaccine (Vi capsular polysaccharide) Typhim Vi (Sanofi Pasteur) ≥2 y All low-income countries, especially in South Asia (including India) IM 1 dose
Yellow fever YF-Vax (Sanofi Pasteur) ≥9 mo9 Tropical South America and tropical Africa SC 1 dose Mosquito-borne
Crdit: cdc.gov and who.int
Last Updated: 07 May 2022
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