When you go abroad, especially in risk areas of Asia, Africa and South America, it is advisable to inquire about required vaccines to prevent serious problems on the spot.
Check in your health record if you’ve done your vaccinations for DTP (diphtheria, tetanus and polio), pertussis, rubella for women, possibly measles and hepatitis B.
Many countries, however, require supplementary immunization, particularly against diseases known as “tropical”. For vaccination requirements for the country you are visiting, it should reconcile information from multiple stakeholders. Firstly, see the country profiles of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Then feel free to contact the embassy or consulate of the country concerned for their recommendations. Finally, there is one last source of information from the Pasteur Institute, your GP or vaccination center.Read More »Vaccinations Required: where to look?