Travel Vaccinations India

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.

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 below is a general guide for travel vaccinations for India ( see our price list)

VaccinationAll travellersMost travellersSome travellersRoute of transmissionVaccine course
MMRYesPerson to personCourse of two
Diptheria, Tetanus, PolioYesPerson to person, contamination of open wounds, contaminated food and waterSingle dose
Hepatitis AYesContaminated food and waterCourse of two
TyphoidYesContaminated food and waterSingle dose
RabiesYesBites and scratches from animalsCourse of three
Hepatitis BYesBlood products, contaminated needles, sexual intercourseCourse of three
Japanese encephalitisYesMosquitoesCourse of two
TuberculosisYesPerson to personSingle dose
CholeraYesContaminated food and waterCourse of two

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.

Why Travel Klinix?

Dr Ravi Gowda, a consultant in infectious diseases and a specialist in tropical and travel medicine, runs Travel Klinix. This is the only travel health clinic in the region with such expertise. Dr Ravi Gowda also works with Gemma Hicks who is an experienced nursing sister having previously cared for patients with infections on a specialist ward. Dr Gowda and Gemma are, therefore, trusted experts who are knowledgeable in the field of travel health medicine. You can be reassured that you will receive the relevant vaccinations for your trip and in a safe manner.

Who will be vaccinating you

Dr Gowda, Consultant in Infectious Diseases

Dr Gowda, Consultant in Infectious Diseases

Gemma Hicks, RGN, Nursing sister

Gemma Hicks, RGN, Nursing sister

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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.

Malaria

Risk of malaria in India

Map of malaria risk India

Map of malaria risk 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.

Malaria symptoms

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.

Malaria prevention

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)

Resources

For more details on malaria see Advisory Committee on Malaria Prevention (ACMP) Guidelines

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Yellow Fever                                   

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

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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.