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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.

Based on your travel plans:

NB: A yellow fever vaccination certificate is required for travelers arriving from countries with a risk of yellow fever transmission.

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

Pv transmission all year round in rural areas of the Terai along the border with India, with occasional P. falciparum malaria outbreaks between July and October. Seasonal transmission of P. vivax malaria occurs in 45 districts in the inner Terai and hilly region. There is no malaria risk in the rest of the country including Kathmandu, Pokhara and the Himalayan trek routes.

Prevention:

  • Chemoprophylaxis with atovaquone-proguanil, doxycycline or mefloquine
  • 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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