Vaccines advised to ALL Egypt visitors

Vaccines advised to SOME Egypt visitors i The vaccines you need will depend on where in the country you are visiting, how long you will stay and what activities you will undertake during your trip. During your consultation our nurse will advise if you should consider any of the following vaccinations.

NOTE: British travellers should also ensure they have adequate protection from MEASLES, MUMPS and RUBELLA and TUBERCULOSIS, which are normally given as part of the childhood vaccination schedule.

Destination Information for Egypt

Egypt has always been a popular destination for tourists of all kinds. Whether you’re after an all-inclusive deal promising sun, sand and all the food and drink you could wish for, or you’re looking for a more custom-made experience to explore all that Egypt has to offer, this timeless destination has it all. Egypt is home to some of the world’s most famous and enduring historical landmarks – a land of pyramids, temples and hieroglyphics – which have been a draw for tourists since the Ancient Greeks and Romans came to gaze in wonder.

These days, there are in essence two sides to Egypt. There’s Cairo, the capital and the river Nile, where medieval bazaars and sphinxes are in abundance. Then there’s the Egypt of the Red Sea coast, where sun-seekers and thrill-seekers head year after year for sunbathing and scuba diving. The high-quality tourist resorts, such as the popular Sharm el-Sheik, in this area are plentiful.

 

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If you want to experience Egypt beyond the beaches, there’s plenty for you to see and do. If you’re interested in religion and history, there are a number of historic monasteries, such as the Red Sea Monasteries hidden in the cliffs of the Eastern desert. To truly understand the vastness of Egypt’s landscape, take a trip to the White Desert National Park in the West of the country. Here you’ll see some extraordinary geological sights such as Crystal Mountain, a large rock made entirely of quartz. You can sleep in the National Park, which makes for a welcome change from the bustling cities and packaged tourism you’ll find elsewhere. Cairo is the place to go for shopping, sightseeing, restaurants and more. From here you can join organised tours to more remote locations, and find out why Egypt is such a popular destination.

Malaria and regions within country:

Malaria is not normally present in Egypt.

Avian Influenza A (H1N1) (Human) in Egypt (Update)

New human cases of avian influenza A (H5N1) continue to be reported from Egypt. The Ministry of Health and Population has reported to WHO, a total of 116 laboratory confirmed cases, including 36 deaths, thus far in 2015.

The first human case of avian influenza A (H5N1) in Egypt was identified in 2006. There has been a recent upsurge in cases that began in November 2014, and the total number of cases and deaths reported since 2006, now stands at 318 and 112 respectively.

Useful Links

International travel clinic locator: www.istm.org

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office: www.fco.gov.uk

British Embassy

British Embassy Cairo
British Embassy
7 Ahmed Ragheb Street
Garden City
Egypt

Telephone: + 2 (02) 2791 6000

Vaccine Information for Egypt

Disease & Source
Vaccination Details
Course
Price
Disease: Hepatitis A
Source: Contaminated food and water
Vaccination Details

One of the following vaccination courses may be recommended:

  • A single course injection of Havrix Monodose to cover against Hepatitis A
  • A course of three injections of Twinrix to cover against Hepatitis A and Hepatitis B
  • A single dose of Hepatyrix to cover against Hepatitis A and Typhoid fever
Course
Varies
Price
Varies
Disease: Typhoid
Source: Contaminated food and water
Vaccination Details

One of the following vaccination courses may be recommended:

  • Typhim Vi, single dose injection
  • Vivotif, 3 capsules
  • Viatim, single dose injection of Hepatitis A & Typhoid combined
Course
1 dose
Price
£60.00
Disease: Hepatitis B
Source: Infected blood and bodily fluids
Vaccination Details

One of the following vaccination courses may be recommended:

  • A course of three injections of Energix B to cover against Hepatitis B
  • A course of three injections of Twinrix to cover against Hepatitis A and Hepatitis B
Course
Varies
Price
Varies
Disease: Rabies
Source: Animal to person
Vaccination Details

A course of three injections of the vaccine (Rabies BP or Rabipur) will cover against Rabies and is recommended. In the event of possible exposure to Rabies, urgent medical attention should be sought, even in those who have received pre-exposure vaccines.

Course
3 doses
Price
Per Dose ££75.00
Disease: Diphtheria
Source: Person to person
Vaccination Details

A single injection of Revaxis will protect against Tetanus, Diphtheria and Polio. In the UK, the TDP vaccination against Diphtheria infection is part of the childhood immunisation schedule.

Course
1 dose
Price
£50.00
Disease: Tetanus
Source: Puncture wounds, burns and intravenous drug use
Vaccination Details

A single injection of Revaxis will protect against Tetanus, Diphtheria and Polio. In the UK, the TDP vaccination against Diphtheria infection is part of the childhood immunisation schedule.

Course
1 dose
Price
£50.00
Disease: Polio
Source: Contaminated food and water
Vaccination Details

A single injection of Revaxis will protect against Tetanus, Diphtheria and Polio. In the UK, the TDP vaccination against Diphtheria infection is part of the childhood immunisation schedule.

Course
1 dose
Price
£50.00

Non-Vaccinated Diseases

Disease
Source
Our Advice
Disease: Brucellosis
Source: Animals to humans
Our Advice: Avoid eating or drinking unpasteurized milk, cheese, or ice cream (including queso fresco)
Disease: Dengue Fever
Source: Mosquitos
Our Advice: Use 50%+ Deet insect repellent
Disease: HIV/AIDS
Source: Bodily Fluids
Our Advice: Use a condom for sex and to never share needles or other injecting equipment (including syringes, spoons and swabs).
Disease: Leishmaniasis
Source: Sandfly
Our Advice: Use 50% Deet+ insect repellent
Disease: Leptospirosis
Source: Animals to humans
Our Advice: Avoid swallowing flood waters or water from lakes, rivers, and swamps. Avoid wading in flooded areas, especially if you have any cuts or abrasions
Disease: Schistosomiasis
Source: Parasitic Flatworms in fresh water ponds, lakes, rivers and canals
Our Advice: Avoid swimming or wading in freshwater. Drink safe water
Source: Contaminated food and water, person to person
Our Advice: Tummy kit and Tummy Kit +

Additional Health Risks Information for Egypt

As a destination popular with Western tourists, many areas of Egypt have a reasonable standard of medical care, with hospitals and clinics in major cities and holiday resorts. Outside of these areas treatment options are basic, so it’s advisable to head to Cairo or the closest large city for medical attention. Ensure that you have suitable insurance in place which will cover the cost of repatriation for further treatment at home if necessary. It is advisable to visit a Travel clinic to get the necessary vaccines and advised before you travel.

The risk of terrorist attacks in Egypt is extremely high, and recent incidents have involved attacks on tourist locations. Avoid crowded places if you can, and be vigilant at all times, reporting anything you find suspicious. Generally, crime levels in Egypt are low, but theft, muggings and other attacks targeting tourists do occur. Keep your personal possessions in sight at all times, and avoid carrying large amounts of cash or valuables. Use hotel safes if available. Avoid walking around after dark in unfamiliar places, and travel as part of a group. If you’re heading away from your hotel or resort, only do so as part of an organised tour.

Many people head to Egypt to take part in adventure sports such as diving, snorkelling, quad biking and more. Whatever activity you’re planning to do, ensure that you travel insurance covers it, and be aware that safety standards between organisers can vary significantly. Make bookings through you holiday or tour operator if possible rather than privately.­­­

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