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Must-Have Vaccines For Travelers

February 7, 2014

You’ve decided to give into your strong urge to travel – good! Are you ready? Have you taken all of the necessary precautions to stay healthy while you’re abroad, and to keep the residents of countries you’ll visit protected from bugs you might bring over? Consider the following countries and the vaccines you might need, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC).

This information applies to travelers from most countries around the world.

Australia

To visit Australia from the United States, you’ll definitely need to have our routine vaccinations up to date – that’s the mumps-measles-rubella (MMR), diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis (DTP), chickenpox and polio vaccines, as well as a flu shot. Some travelers may need to have vaccinations including Hepatitis A and B, Rabies and Japanese Encephalitis, but your doctor will be able to tell you if you should have those vaccinations.

Belgium

For travelers headed to Belgium, all of the routine vaccinations are required. Some travelers, depending on their age, health and well being may also be required to get a Hepatitis A and B vaccination in addition to a Rabies vaccination.

Bora Bora

In addition to the routine vaccinations listed above, Bora Bora requires that most travelers also get a Hepatitis A vaccination as well as a Typhoid shot. Some individuals will be required to get a Hepatitis B vaccination as well.

Denmark

To enter Denmark, you’ll need your routine vaccinations. Some will also require a vaccination for Rabies, Hepatitis A and B.

England

If you’re headed to England, you’ll need to be sure your routine vaccinations are up to date. Doctors may want you to get vaccinated for Rabies, Hepatitis A and Hepatitis B.

The Vatican (the Holy See)

To visit the Holy See, it’s important that your routine vaccinations are up to date. Some travelers will also require vaccinations for Hepatitis A and B, as well as Rabies.

Indonesia

In addition to routine vaccinations, most travelers to Indonesia will need their Hepatitis A and Typhoid vaccinations. Some, depending on their health status, will also need vaccination against Hepatitis B, Japanese Encephalitis, Malaria, Rabies and Yellow Fever.

Jordan

Most visitors to the country of Jordan will need their routine vaccinations, Typhoid and Hepatitis A shot to be up to date; some will also need Polio, Hepatitis B, Rabies and Yellow Fever vaccinations.

Liechtenstein

To visit Liechtenstein, like all the other countries here, routine vaccinations must be up to date. Some will need to vaccinate against Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B and Rabies.

Madagascar

For most travelers, entry into Madagascar will require routine vaccinations, Hepatitis A, Typhoid and Malaria vaccinations. Others will need to have their Hepatitis B, Rabies and Yellow Fever vaccinations too.

The previous list is in no way extensive. Required vaccinations will change depending on whether a traveler is pregnant, has a compromised immune system and even depending on what they’ll be doing. Individuals taking on volunteer projects or religious mission trips may need additional or different vaccinations. Speak to your doctor to determine which vaccinations you need.

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Maria Tugayeva
Mariya is a Marketing guru and writer, with a world experience from living and growing up in different countries. Her work quote is: "In a word: pleasure. It's like, my pleasure in other people's leisure." -Daniel "Spud" Murphy, Trainspotting