Travel Klinix can offer a wide range of Travel Vaccinations. If you are travelling to India, you often need additional Travel Vaccinations to protect yourself from infections.
Why Travel Klinix?
- Consultant expertise: Travel Klinix is run by Dr Ravi Gowda, a consultant in infectious diseases and a specialist in tropical and travel medicine
- Nursing excellence: Gemma Hicks is an experienced nursing sister having previously cared for patients with infections on a specialist ward
- Unrivalled service: The only travel health clinic in the region with such expertise
- Trust : You can therefore be reassured that you will receive the correct vaccinations for your trip and in a safe manner
- Flexible appointments : We offer flexible same day, evening and weekend appointments
- Accessible location with free parking
- Professional and yet friendly service. See what our customers say:
- Excellent personalised approach to travel ID protection. Highly recommended” – RK
- “They are reassuring, calm, professional, friendly – I now feel ready to face any diseases the world cares to throw at me!” – SB
|Vaccination||All travellers||Most travellers||Some travellers||Route of transmission||Vaccine course||Price|
|MMR||Yes||Person to person||Course of two||Price|
|Diphtheria, Tetanus, Polio||Yes||Person to person, contamination of open wounds, contaminated food and water||Single dose||Price|
|Hepatitis A||Yes||Contaminated food and water||Course of two||Price|
|Typhoid||Yes||Contaminated food and water||Single dose||Price|
|Rabies||Yes||Bites and scratches from animals||Course of three||Price|
|Hepatitis B||Yes||Blood products, contaminated needles, sexual intercourse||Course of three||Price|
|Japanese encephalitis||Yes||Mosquitoes||Course of two||Price|
|Tuberculosis||Yes||Person to person||Single dose||Price|
|Cholera||Yes||Contaminated food and water||Course of two||Price|
Please be aware that information on this site does not constitute as medical advice and is merely for guidance. You should always seek specialist travel health advice before you travel.
The Travel Vaccinations you need for India may depend on:
- Which areas you will be visiting
- The time of the year of your trip
- What kind of activities you will be participating in
- Your age and general health
- Your individual risk assessment
The table above is a general guide for travel vaccinations for India ( see our price list)
Who will be vaccinating you
Dr Gowda’s top tip for India
India is the rabies capital of the world. Street dogs commonly carry rabies in big cities as well as rural areas. They are responsible for 20,000 human rabies deaths per year in India alone. If you are bitten or scratched by a rabid animal you will need urgent medical help as otherwise once symptoms develop, death is certain. Before you travel, you can, however, protect yourself from rabies infection with a safe and effective vaccine.
Risk of malaria in India
You are at low risk of malaria in most areas in India but you are at high risk in parts of Madhya Pradesh, Andra Pradesh, Orissa and Assam. For specialist travel health advice call Travel Klinix
Recommended malaria tablets for India
It is important you are aware of the risk of malaria and avoid mosquitoes bites when travelling in India. Depending on the nature and duration of your journey, you may still require malaria tablets. Please ask us for advice.
What is malaria?
Mosquitoes spread malaria by biting mainly from dusk till dawn. It is a serious and potentially life-threatening infection. You are at risk of malaria in most of the tropical regions of the world but most cases occur in Sub Saharan Africa. In 2015 there were 212 million malaria cases with an estimated 429,000 deaths. 90% of these cases and 92% of malaria deaths are in Africa.
This can be anything but the most common malaria symptoms are fever, chills, headache and overwhelming body and muscle ache. If you experience any of these symptoms within 3 months of travelling to a country where malaria occurs then you should contact your doctor urgently; diagnosis is quick and easy with a simple blood test. If you are diagnosed and treated promptly you should make a full recovery. If, however, you delay seeking help, malaria can be difficult to treat and you may become seriously ill.
You can prevent malaria in four, easy steps. The A, B, C, D of malaria prevention is easy to remember:
Awareness of the risk
Bite prevention (particularly at night time by use of repellent or nets)
Chemoprophylaxis (use of appropriate malaria prevention tablets)
Diagnosis (prompt diagnosis and treatment)
For more details on malaria see Advisory Committee on Malaria Prevention (ACMP) Guidelines
Yellow fever risk and vaccine certificate requirements for India
You are not at risk of yellow fever in all areas of India but there are certificate requirements
Vaccine certificate requirements for India
Under International Health Regulations, a yellow fever vaccine certificate is required for all travellers above the age of 9 months arriving from countries with a risk of yellow fever
For more information, take a look at the World Health Organisation list of countries with risk of yellow fever
Additional travel health advice and risks for India
You are at risk of Dengue fever and other insect borne diseases such as Zika virus and Chikungunya, particularly in the monsoon season. There is a moderate risk of Zika virus in India so if you are pregnant you should consider postponing non-essential travel until after pregnancy. By avoiding insect bites, you can reduce the risk of these diseases
India General information
We can think of no other place on earth as enigmatic, frustrating and yet exhilarating as India. The diversity is immense. This ranges from the foothills of the Himalayas, dense jungles secretly hiding the elusive tiger and the deserts of Rajasthan. In the north, you can visit Varanasi where Hindu pilgrims flock to the Holy Ganges river. In the south, the incense filled, easy going streets of Mysore gives you a completely different perspective to the vast metropoleis such as Mumbai and Kolkata. It is truly an assault on the senses but if it all becomes a bit too much, why not head to the beautiful beaches of Goa or the tranquillity of the Kerala backwaters?
One thing is for sure, particularly in India; whatever you do, it is important that you travel safely and so we recommend you contact us for advice on travel vaccinations.
- For advice on safety and security concerns please check the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) website for India