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Taj Mahal mausoleum back view from Mehtab Bagh, Agra, Uttar Pradesh state, India

Vaccination for India

When planning a trip to India, it is quite essential to sit down and make a to-do-list. However, putting a call to a travel clinic in London for a vaccine appointment should be at the top of the list, and an important step to ensuring that your trip to India is entirely risk-free.

For almost anyone who works and resides in London and its surrounding area, The travel clinic London offers a wide range of travel vaccines for various countries around the globe,  Call us on 020 37457527.

Well, India is interestingly becoming a more popular business destination for folks within and outside London. In other words, a lot of UK based businessmen and women travel to India for product and services offered in India. In summary, whether your company is planning on sending you there, or you are probably planning an independent trip to India, you will need to have the required vaccinations for India. And this can be provided by our private travel clinic in London.

What travel vaccinations are required?

Ensure that all primary courses of vaccinations, as well as boosters,  are up to date. However, below are some diseases that you may need travel vaccines administering when travelling to India

  1. Hepatitis A

Hepatitis A can be easily transmitted through food and water. It is also important to note that this disease is quite prevalent in India, and therefore, immunisation against this disease is highly recommended.

  • Hepatitis B

There is also an intermediate risk for hepatitis B in India. The disease is often regarded as a viral infection and can be easily transmitted through blood to blood contact with an infected person, including other bodily fluids. In other words, you can easily be exposed to hepatitis B through:

  • Sexual intercourse
  • Receiving medical care in an infected area and
  • Recreational drug use.

Thus, if you haven’t been vaccinated for hepatitis B before, you should get the vaccine before your trip.

  • Typhoid fever

Typhoid fever can easily be contacted by eating or drinking contaminated food or water. The illness is life-threatening, and can easily result in death if adequate precaution is not taken on a timely basis.

We advise that anyone travelling to any southern Asian country, including India, should be vaccinated against this disease. This is specifically important if you are planning to visit the rural areas of India.

  • Japanese encephalitis                         

There is a high-risk of Japanese encephalitis in India, and it can be easily transmitted through a mosquito bite. Travellers planning to stay in rural farming areas of India have a greater chance of contracting this disease. Generally, travellers going to India are advised to get this vaccine before going, our doctors will also put you through on key preventive measures that are required to stay healthy throughout your stay.

  • Rabies

Getting rabies vaccination is typically important if you intend spending a longer time outdoors, or if you intend visiting the rural areas of India.

  • Yellow fever

Yellow fever can be easily transmitted by mosquito bite. Although they are not a major concern for people travelling to India. It may be required of you to show proof of yellow fever vaccination, especially if you have visited a country with a substantial amount of risk of the infection before your arrival to India. Make hay while the sun shines — contact us at The travel clinic London or Call us on 020 37457527for your yellow fever vaccination.

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Malaria – traveller disease in India

Other vaccine administration for your trip to India

Below are some other vaccines that are quite essential for your trip to India:

  • Chickenpox
  • Cholera
  • Diphtheria
  • Measles, mumps, and rubella
  • Pertussis
  • Polio and
  • Tetanus

When should I get my travel vaccines for my trip to India?

To ensure that there is sufficient time to analyse your immunity to any of the above-listed diseases, the minimum time frame to get vaccinated is approximately 6 to 8 weeks, before your departure date. This will help create more time to administer all necessary vaccinations for your trip.

Polio vaccine for India, what you should know

Since India is a polio-free country as declared by WHO, all necessary measures are taken to ensure that the polio-free status of the country is maintained. This also includes necessary precautions to ensure that travellers coming from other countries where polio is still prevalent must have been vaccinated before coming into the country. Travellers are expected to have an oral polio vaccination (OPV).

Risk of malaria in India – what you should know.

Malaria is quite prevalent in India. The risk is specifically high in the north-eastern provinces of India. However, in some other provinces or regions in India, the risk of malaria is relatively low. We often recommend that you get an anti-malaria tablet, specifically for patients travelling to areas with a high malaria risk, as well as patients with a compromised immune system.

It is also essential to take the necessary precautions to avoid being bitten by disease-carrying mosquitoes. This can be done by ensuring any exposed areas of the skin are adequately covered with long-sleeved clothes and trousers. The use of insect repellent on all exposed part of the skin is also recommended. 

Risk of Dengue fever in India – what you should know

Another disease that can be transmitted by mosquitoes in India is the dengue fever. The mosquitoes carrying the virus are more active during the day. When symptoms of dengue fever occur, they normally include signs like fever, headache, muscular pain and severe joint pain. Prevention of this disease is better and may include preventive measures taken to avoid being bitten by these mosquitoes. 

Contact us at The travel clinic London

For all your India travel vaccinations and consultations, you can do well to reach out to us on 020 37457527at The travel clinic London. We will be more than willing to help.