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What Types of Vaccinations for Travel Are There?

Each country has a set of vaccines that children receive at a young age. However, depending on where you are in the world, these routine vaccines may be different. So, there is usually a number of vaccine recommendations when you travel to certain countries for a humanitarian mission.

For your own health, it is essential to get vaccinated. Vaccinations also support global health. Part of your aid mission is doing no harm, and preventing the spread of diseases is a must. Therefore, we’ve put together a list of the main types of vaccinations for travel.

The ultimate humanitarian traveling list

Please remember to always consult with a healthcare professional regarding immunization. Your travel clinic should be able to advise whether you need any of these or other vaccines for humanitarian travel.

Anthrax

Anthrax is an animal-borne infection. While it cannot be transferred by humans, if you are likely to work near or on a farm or with animals, you may need an anthrax vaccine. Regions where anthrax mainly occurs include Central and South America, Sub-Saharan Africa, Middle East, South, and Central Europe, Central Asia and some Caribbean islands.

Japanese Encephalitis (JE)

A mosquito-borne virus, JE is prevalent in parts of Asia. The vaccine against JE is administered in 2 doses over 28 days. There is no cure for JE. As such, most travelers staying for longer periods of time in affected areas are advised to receive the vaccine.

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Rabies

Rabies spreads from infected animals to humans through a bite. If you are going to stay in a country with an elevated risk of rabies for a longer time, then you may need to have the rabies vaccine. You can have the vaccines pre-exposure, but there is also an option to be vaccinated after you may have been exposed to the disease.

Typhoid

There are two types of typhoid vaccine. One is in the form of pills that lasts for up to 5 years and an injectable for two years. Contaminated food or water spreads typhoid fever and is therefore recommended for most international travelers.

Twinrix (Hepatitis A & B)

Hepatitis A is spread through contaminated food and water. It is a non-chronic disease that affects the liver. Meanwhile, Hepatitis B is spread through blood and bodily fluids. It is also a liver disease but can be chronic and lead to complications. The Twinrix vaccine can protect travelers from both.

Yellow Fever

Another mosquito-borne virus, yellow fever is prevalent in South America and Africa. The virus has flu-like symptoms and can lead to fatal outcomes. While exposure is relatively low in most urban areas, the yellow fever vaccine is an entry requirement for many countries.

Getting Travel Vaccinations

Remember that you should also check that your routine vaccinations are up to date. Safe travels!

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