RECOMMENDED VACCINES WHEN YOU TRAVEL TO MIDDLE EAST
Recommended Vaccines When You Travel to Middle East Region
1) Hepatitis A
Risk increases with duration of travel and is highest for those who live in or visit rural settings, trek in back-country areas, or frequently eat or drink in areas with poor sanitation.
2) Typhoid Fever
Risk is higher where environmental sanitation and personal hygiene may be poor. The adventurous eater venturing “off the beaten track” should also consider vaccination.
Should be considered in most parts of the world if exposure to animals is expected. Travellers spending time outdoors, especially rural areas, and who are involved in outdoor activities (eg cycling, camping, hiking outdoor work, caving) are at particular risk. Children are also considered higher risk because they tend to play with animals and may not report bites.
4) Meningococcal Disease (Saudi Arabia only)
Proof of vaccination with a 4-valent meningococcal vaccine is required for pilgrims travelling to Saudi Arabia for the Hajj.
Note: This is a guide only. Advice by your healthcare professional will vary depending on destination, duration of travel, types of accommodation and what types of activities you take part in.
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