Vaccines advised to ALL India visitors

Vaccines advised to SOME India 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.

There is a risk of Malaria in India. London Travel Clinic offers a range of antimalarials to keep you protected

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 India

India has millions of tourists visiting throughout the year with many returning to discover things they missed out before. Not only does India have an excellent choice of sites to visit, but it also has some of the most beautiful beaches in the world. India has a tropical monsoon climate during June until September; so, the best time to travel between December and February where the dry season finds the temperature more agreeable.

Goa is stunning, a great place to relax all day long! You can unwind on the beaches followed by a fantastic meal in one of the many restaurants. Nearly every visitor to the country visits the Taj Mahal; you can’t go to India without visiting this beautiful attraction. Delhi also has many beautiful places to visit including the Red Fort and the Golden Triangle.

When all your plans for your trip to India are set in stone, it may be worth scheduling a visit to London Travel Clinic where we can assist you with the correct Travel Vaccinations for India. Our specialist travel nurses can offer the correct travel jabs for India. On top of this, they will provide you with the travel health information to help make sure you are safe and healthy while travelling in India or enjoying your holiday.

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Useful Links

International travel clinic locator: www.istm.org

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

British Embassy

British Deputy High Commission Bangalore
Prestige Takt
23 Kasturba Road Cross
Bangalore
560 001
India

Email: web.newdelhi@fco.gov.uk
General telephone: +91 (80) 2210 0200

British Deputy High Commission Chennai
20 Anderson Road
Chennai
600 006
India

Email: web.newdelhi@fco.gov.uk
General telephone: +91 (44) 4219 2151
Emergency telephone: +91 (11) 2419 2100 (24 hrs a day)

British Deputy High Commission Hyderabad
2nd Floor
Taj Deccan Hotel
Hyderabad Road No.1
Banjara Hills
500 034
India

Email: uktihyderabad@fco.gov.uk
General telephone: +91 (40) 6666 9147 / 48

British Deputy High Commission Kolkata
1A Ho Chi Minh Sarani Kolkata
700071
India

Email: web.newdelhi@fco.gov.uk
General telephone: +91 (33) 2288 5172/2288 5173-76

British Deputy High Commission Mumbai
Naman Chambers
C/32 G Block Bandra Kurla Complex
Mumbai Bandra (East)
400 051
India

Email: web.newdelhi@fco.gov.uk
General telephone: +91 (22) 66502222
Emergency telephone: +91 (11) 2419 2100 (24 hrs a day)

Useful Vaccinations

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: 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
£32.00
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
£32.00
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
£32.00
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
£50.00
Disease: Cholera
Source: Contaminated food and water
Vaccination Details

A course of two Dukoral tablets, which is administered orally.

Course
2 doses
Price
£32.50
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: Japanese Encephalitis
Source: Mosquitos
Vaccination Details

A course of two IXIARO injections over 28 days.

Course
2 doses
Price
£90.00
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
Price
Disease: Malaria
Source: Mosquitos
Vaccination Details

There are a range of different anti-malarial tablets that will be prescribed to travellers based on several factors, including: destination, medical history, family history, current medications, previous problems with anti-malarial tablets, age and pregnancy.

Course
1 dose
Price
£50.00

Non-Vaccinated Diseases

Disease
Source
Our Advice
Disease: Chikungunya
Source: Mosquitos
Our Advice: Use 50% Deet+ insect repellent
Disease: Dengue Fever
Source: Mosquitos
Our Advice: Use 50%+ Deet insect repellent
Disease: Filariasis
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
Source: Contaminated food and water, person to person
Our Advice: Tummy kit and Tummy Kit +

Additional Health Risks Information for India

India is hot and humid during the summer months of March to June when temperatures are particularly high. You can avoid sunburn and heatstroke by wearing light clothing that covers the body and using a high SPF sunscreen. Stay hydrated by drinking plenty of bottled water, and avoid being out in the direct sun at the hottest times of the day. If you’re travelling to remote regions, and areas that are generally cooler such as the Himalayas, remember to wear appropriate footwear and clothing for the activity you are doing. Be aware of situations that can be dangerous to your health, and take particular care around animals, and when eating and drinking.

If possible, try to avoid the border of India with Pakistan, as the current political instability has led to a less safe situation here. Be vigilant with your possessions, as theft and pickpocketing can be a risk, particularly in crowded areas.

If you are driving in India or travelling as a passenger in a road vehicle, be aware that roads here can be dangerous, and vehicle safety and driving standards may not be the same as in the UK. Consider whether the person driving is safe to do so and whether the vehicle is roadworthy before you get in.

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