Vaccines That May be Required
Meningococcal disease and polio (required by Saudi Arabia for pilgrims, updates are available on www.who.int/wer)
Travelers with underlying medical problems are strongly advised to consult a travel medicine clinic or medical practitioner to ensure that their potentially complex travel health needs are met.
Dental, OBGYN and age-appropriate doctor visits are advised as well before prolonged travel to developing countries or to remote areas. This is particularly important for people with chronic or recurrent health problems.
All travelers should be strongly advised to seek comprehensive travel insurance and check your health insurance policy for overseas travel-related injuries.
Vaccination and other precautions, despite their success in preventing disease, vaccines rarely protect 100% of the recipients. All patients vaccinated, including travelers, should not assume that there is no risk of contracting the disease(s) against which he/she has been vaccinated. For example, vaccination is not a substitute for avoiding potentially contaminated food and water.
Therefore, all additional precautions against infection should be carefully considered.
There is no single vaccination schedule that fits all travelers. Each schedule must be individualized according to the traveller’s previous immunizations, health status and risk factors, the countries to be visited, the type and duration of travel, and the amount of time available before departure. Come see us at our travel medicine clinic to protect your health so you can make the most of your vacation or voyage.
- Yellow Fever
- Hepatitis B
- Haemophilus influenzae type b
- Human papillomavirus
- Seasonal influenza
Selective use for travellers