Vaccination Appointment for International Travelers (VAIT)

 

Introduction

 

Immunization by vaccination of the persons proceeding abroad and issuance of International Health Certificate under the provisions of International Health Regulation of WHO has become vital and essential for international travelers. The guidelines for immunization against  various diseases are   :

 

Category

Vaccine

1. Routine vaccination

Diphtheria/Tetanus/Pertussis (DTP)
Hepatitis B (HBV)
Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib)
Measles (MMR)
Poliomyelitis (OPV or IPV)a

2. Selective use for travellers

Cholera
Influenza
Hepatitis A (HAV)
Japanese encephalitis
Lyme disease
Meningococcal disease
Pneumococcal disease
Rabies
Tick-borne encephalitis
Tuberculosis (BCG)
Typhoid fever
Yellow fever (for individual protection)

3. Mandatory vaccination

Yellow fever (for protection of vulnerable countries)
Meningococcal disease (required by Saudi Arabia for pilgrims visiting Mecca annually (Hajj) or at anytime (Umrah)

a OPV = oral poliomyelitis vaccine; IPV = inactivated poliomyelitis vaccine.

 

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