countries require pre-departure vaccinations to immunize you from
a range of diseases and illnesses. It is paramount that you
find out which immunizations you require before departure to
ensure a healthy trip.
your local GP or travel health clinic, or check out the
World Health Organisation web
site, which provides a plethora of health information for
You should look into vaccinations
as soon as you know where you are travelling, as certain
vaccinations need to be taken over several weeks in the lead up to
The main diseases requiring
pre-departure vaccination are Diphtheria, Hepatitis A, Hepatitis
B, Japanese Encephalitis, Malaria, Meningitis, Polio, Rabies,
Tetanus, Typhoid and Yellow Fever.
Many of these vaccinations with a
booster can last for up to 10yrs following the initial course. To
overlook the importance of vaccinations for these disease could
lead to fatal consequences, or long-term illness.