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 Schedules for Adults

on 05 May 2022

When should I get travel vaccinations?

Many travel vaccines require multiple shots or take time to become fully effective. But some multiple-dose vaccines (like hepatitis A) can still give you partial protection after just one dose. Some can also be given on an “accelerated schedule,” meaning doses are given in a shorter period of time.

Recommended Travel Immunization Schedule for Adults.

VACCINE VACCINATION SCHEDULE
CHOLERA (ORAL)

First dose:

Second dose:

Third dose:

Day 0

Day 7-42

2 years

a booster can be given 2 years after the primary course. If more than 2 years have elapsed since cholera vaccination the primary course must be repeated.
COVID 19

First dose:

Second dose:

 

Day 0 - (Johnson & Johnson - Pfizer-BioNTech - Moderna)

Day 21 (Pfizer-BioNTech) - 28 (Moderna)

 

(Pfizer and Moderna) : a booster can be given at least 5 months after the final dose. (Johnson & Johnson) bosster from Pfizer or Moderna at least 2 months after the primary dose
DIPHTHERIA booster -Td or Tdap shot  Every 10 years 
5 doses of the combined diphtheria, tetanus and polio vaccine are enough to provide long-term protection through adulthood.
ENCEPHALITIS (JAPANESE)

First dose:

Second dose:

Third dose:

Day 0

Day 7-14

Day 28

Boost at 2-5 years if needed.
ENCEPHALITIS (TICK-BORNE)

First dose:

Second dose:

Third dose:

Day 0

1-3 months

9-12 months

Dose 2 on Day 14 if travelling immediately.
HEPATITIS A

First dose:

Second dose:

 

Day 0

6-18 months

 

Booster dose after 20-25 years
HEPATITIS B

First dose:

Second dose:

Third dose:

Day 0

1 month

6 months

Booster at 5 years or when antibody levels fall.

Fast course: Day 0, then 1 month, 2 months, 12 months.

Accelerated course: Day 0, 7, 21, then 12 months.

HEPATITIS A/B COMBINED

First dose:

Second dose:

Third dose:

Day 0

1 month

6 months

as for hepatitis B, fast or accelerated courses available.
MENINGITIS ACWY

First dose:

Second dose:

Day 0

5 years

 A certificate of vaccination is required from all visitors arriving in Saudi Arabia for the purpose of Umrah or Hajj.
POLIO Part of UK schedule  
Almost eradicated worldwide. 5 doses of the combined diphtheria, tetanus and polio vaccine are enough to provide long-term protection through adulthood.
RABIES

First dose:

Second dose:

Third dose:

Day 0

Day 7

Day 21-28

 Boost at 2-5 years if needed.
TYPHOID

First dose

Second dose:

Third dose:

Day 0

3 years

3 years

Booster: every 3 years if needed.
YELLOW FEVER

First dose

Second dose:

Third dose:

Day 0

10 years

10 years

Booster: every 10 years if needed. Only available from accredited centres. Some countries require a certificate of vaccination before allowing entry.

Travel vaccines. Some vaccines may be required for you to travel to certain places. Travel vaccine summary READ MORE

Protect yourself and your community by getting vaccinated before you travel.


See Recommended Adult Immunization Schedule 2022, from the cdc.gov (external website).


Credit: cdc.gov and patient.info
Last Updated: 08 May 2022
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