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Recommended vaccinations

Routine vaccination:

Vaccinations included in the vaccination schedule to be updated

Hepatitis A

1 injection two weeks before departure, booster 1 to 3 (5) years later.

Children: aged ≥1 year.

NB: A yellow fever vaccination certificate is required for all travelers aged ≥1 year arriving from countries with a risk of yellow fever transmission and all travelers who spend more than 12 hours in transit at an airport in a country where there is a risk of yellow fever transmission. 

Based on your travel plans:

Hepatitis B

For long or frequent trips
Two injections one month apart
Booster 6 months later

When protection is needed as early as possible (with almost imminent departure), an accelerated schedule of three injections within a short interval and a fourth dose 1 year later is feasible, in adults only.

Japanese encephalitis

From the age of 2 months for expatriates or people visiting rural areas during the transmission season (see Opinion of the French High Council for Public Health (HCSP) of September 20, 2013 on the recommendation for vaccination against Japanese encephalitis).

Rabies

For long trips to isolated areas
Children: as soon as they can walk

Typhoid

For long trips or in conditions of poor hygiene
Children: aged ≥2 years

Malaria prevention

Low risk of transmission all year round throughout the country. There is no risk in Kerala or areas above 2,000m in the states of Himachal Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir, and Sikkim.

Antimalarial multidrug resistance is higher in the north-eastern states (Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Manipur, Mizoram, Meghalaya, Nagaland and Tripura), on Andaman and Nicobar Islands, in the states of Chhattisgarh, Gujarat, Jharkhand and Karnataka (except for Bangalore City), Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra (except for the cities of Mumbai, Nagpur, Nashik and Pune), Orissa and West Bengal (except for Kolkata City).

Prevention

  • Chemoprophylaxis with atovaquone-proguanil, doxycycline or mefloquine for rural areas in the regions mentioned where antimalarial drug resistance has been confirmed

No chemoprophylaxis for the cities mentioned

  • Protection against mosquito bites

Travelers should immediately seek medical attention if fever occurs when traveling or in the months after their return.

Preventive treatments

Go to the Institut Pasteur Medical Center General Recommendations page.

(Source: Weekly Epidemiological Bulletin [BEH] – Health Recommendations for Travelers).

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