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Recommended vaccinations

Routine vaccination:

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.

Hepatitis A

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

Children: aged ≥1 year.

Based on your travel plans:

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).

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

Children: as soon as they can walk

Typhoid

For long trips or in conditions of poor hygiene

Children: aged ≥2 years

Malaria prevention

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.

Prevention:

  • 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.

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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