Vaccinations for travel to India
Exotic countries are a true paradise for travelers and India is no exception.
The main question that worries vacationers is whether to be vaccinated before traveling to overseas countries. Before deciding this question, you should familiarize yourself with the epidemiological situation in the country, what infectious diseases tourists may encounter.
In terms of epidemiology, India's climate is certainly different from Russia's. When planning a trip to India, it is important to consider that in a warm, humid climate the risk of contracting hepatitis A and B, typhoid, tetanus, diphtheria, fever, and malaria increases.
But while there are vaccinations against hepatitis and tetanus, there are no vaccinations against fever and malaria. However, according to some doctors, you can protect yourself from malaria by taking antimalarial medicines one week before and one month after the trip, with extreme caution as a preventive measure to avoid damage to the liver.
And also the best prevention of the above infections are basic standards of hygiene and protection: hand washing, curtained windows with mosquito nets, the use of insect repellents and the most closed clothing.
Whether or not to vaccinate against infectious diseases is up to you, but doctors recommend about 10 vaccinations before you visit this country, which is not a feasible condition, as that amount can be dangerous to your health.
Before you go on a trip to India, take note of the following:
- To determine the type of vaccines you need, assess the epidemiological situation in the country, which varies from region to region.
- Time of stay. If you are traveling to India for more than 3 months, get vaccinated responsibly.
- Vaccinations should be done in advance, which increases the chances of vaccination effectiveness.
Vaccinations against such infections are mandatory:
- Typhoid fever
- Hepatitis A and B virus
In addition, it does not hurt to get a rabies vaccination, which lasts for up to 3 months. In the case of an animal bite with suspected rabies, it is advisable to go through the vaccination procedure with fewer shots.
Meningitis vaccinations are recommended because the infection is transmitted through air containing fluid particles. One meningitis vaccine protects the body for 3 to 5 years. As for hepatitis B vaccines, the virus is sexually transmitted, transmitted with blood, and transmitted through non-sterile medical procedures. If your plans do not include cosmetic procedures or tattoo parlors or acupuncture, vaccination is not necessary.
Typhoid is the most common disease in India due to the consumption of contaminated water and food with unwashed hands. In addition to vaccines against typhus, there are also prophylactic tablets.
If you are flying to India for a short period of time and have not been able to get the necessary vaccinations for certain reasons, do not worry, because no one is completely protected against infections. Remember: it is important to be careful and hygienic. If you follow the rules of hygiene, the risk of contracting these diseases is minimal.