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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.

Rabies

For long trips to isolated areas

Typhoid

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

Malaria prevention

Risk of malaria below 2,000m from May to November.

Prevention:

  • Chemoprophylaxis with atovaquone-proguanil, doxycycline or mefloquine for risk areas during the periods indicated
  • Protection against mosquito bites

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

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

 

 

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