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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:

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

There is a risk of malaria from May to October in the provinces of Diyarbakir, Mardin and Şanliurfa. There is no risk of malaria in the western parts of Turkey.

Prevention:

  • No chemoprophylaxis
  • 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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