Vaccinations included in the vaccination schedule to be updated
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.
1 injection two weeks before departure, booster 1 to 3 (5) years later
Children: aged ≥1 year.
Based on your travel plans:
If staying in rural or forest areas in the north of the country, from spring to autumn.
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).
Vaccination schedule: 2 doses given 7 (adult) to 28 days apart
Booster (adult): 12 to 24 months later
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.
For long trips to isolated areas
Children: as soon as they can walk
For long trips or in conditions of poor hygiene
Children: aged ≥2 years
P. falciparum transmission hotspots in rural areas of Hainan and Yunnan provinces with multidrug resistance. Low risk and mainly P. vivax transmission in rural areas of the southern provinces and certain central provinces, particularly Anhui, Guizhou, Henan, Hubei and Jiangsu. No risk of malaria in urban areas.
- Chemoprophylaxis with atovaquone-proguanil, doxycycline or mefloquine for the rural areas of Hainan and Yunnan
- Protection against mosquito bites
Travelers should immediately seek medical attention if fever occurs when traveling or in the months after their return.
Go to the Institut Pasteur Medical Center General Recommendations page.