Last minute holiday vaccinations
When you’re rushing around tying up life plot holes before a last minute holiday, it’s easy to forget the vital basics – your own travel health. One of the best last minute holiday tips you can get is to check which vaccinations you need, and how far in advance of your travel you need to get the jab. If you want to go at the very last minute, for example, and aren’t already up to date with jabs, vaccination-free zones might be more practical. Here are our top destinations and their vaccination recommendations and malaria risk.
Our Last minute Holidays
|Country||Minimum vaccinations /medication recommended *|
|India||Diphtheria, Hepatitis A, Tetanus and Typhoid|
|Sub Saharan Africa||Diphtheria, Hepatitis A, Typhoid and Tetanus. Malaria medication and Poliomyelitis in certain areas|
|China||None. Check primary boosters (e.g. MMR) are up to date|
|Thailand||None. Check primary boosters (e.g. MMR) are up to date|
|Morocco||Hepatitis A and Tetanus|
|Myanmar (Burma)||Diphtheria, Hepatitis A and Tetanus|
|Cambodia||Hepatitis A and Tetanus|
|Peru||Hepatitis A and Tetanus|
|Vaccination||Time needed before travel|
|Yellow fever||10 days|
|Hepatitis A||2 weeks is ideal but anytime okay|
|Tetanus||Up to the day before|
|Typhoid||Ideally, one month|
|Diphtheria||Up to the day before|
We update this table regularly, but you should always double-check with your doctor or Fit for Travel for the latest information on vaccinations.
Yellow feverYellow fever is a disease transmitted by infected mosquitoes. It’s endemic in tropical areas of Africa and the Americas. Under regulations set out by the World Health Organisation (WHO), anyone travelling to a country or area with yellow fever prevalent must have an International Certificate of Vaccination or Prophylaxis (ICVP). Similarly, if you have travelled recently to one of these countries, you need to declare that on arrival in other countries, using your certificate. Swing by the WHO travel health website to see a current list of countries affected by Yellow Fever.
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