Vaccinations

Another important item in the checklist before you travel is the vaccinations required. Before I proceed, I would like to state that I am neither a doctor nor a medical representative who has the authority and knowledge to dictate what vaccinations have to be taken and when. So, please do consult your doctor before taking any vaccinations.

While researching for what vaccinations I needed for all the travels during my career break, I learned that:

Vaccinations depend on:

  • Place you are visiting
  • How long you are staying
  • What activities you are doing
  • Where you are travelling from

And vaccinations have to be taken at least few days in advance before the actual travel date.

Below are the vaccinations recommended by CDC and WHO:

Country Vaccination required Vaccination name
Belgium Yes Hepatitis A
Hepatitis B
Rabies
Bhutan Yes Hepatitis A
Malaria
Measles
Typhoid
India Yes Measles
Cholera
Hepatitis A
Hepatitis B
Japanese Encephalitis

If stay > 1 month

Malaria
Typhoid
Maldives Yes Measles
Hepatitis A
Hepatitis B
Typhoid
Netherlands Yes Measles
Hepatitis A
Hepatitis B
Rabies
Portugal Yes Measles
Hepatitis A
Hepatitis B
Rabies
Romania Yes Measles
Hepatitis A
Hepatitis B
Rabies
Singapore Yes Measles
Hepatitis A
Hepatitis B
Rabies
Typhoid
Switzerland Yes Measles
Hepatitis A
Hepatitis B
Rabies
Thailand Yes Measles
Cholera
Hepatitis A
Hepatitis B
Japanese Encephalitis

If stay > 1 month

Malaria
Rabies
Typhoid
UK Yes Measles
Hepatitis A
Hepatitis B
Rabies

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