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Travel Vaccinations for India

Vaccines To Consider When Visiting India

A consultation will be completed with one of our specialist travel health nurses to assess your individual travel plans and health background before making recommendations, which can then be administered during the same appointment.

Hepatitis A - Adult
From £93
Japanese Encephalitis
From £99
Typhoid
From £60
Rabies
From £75
Cholera (oral)
From £40
Hepatitis B (call to reserve)
From £57
Tetanus, Diphtheria & Polio
From £50
There is a risk of Malaria in India. London Travel Clinic offers a range of antimalarials to keep you protected

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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 is 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.

Anyone taking a trip to India will need travel vaccinations, food and water borne diseases are common in India, therefore, Hepatitis A and typhoid vaccines are strongly recommended. You need to be up to date with Diphtheria, Tetanus and Polio and we would recommend Rabies vaccine and Japanese encephalitis depending upon your itinerary and the season. There is malaria in some parts of the country and Cholera outbreaks occur in some regions. There are mosquitoes that can cause diseases such as Dengue and Chikungunya, but our specialist team of nurses can advise you on the necessary precautions. Many visitors get travellers’ diarrhoea, but we have specific packs available to help treat and reduce the illness whilst abroad. Also, don’t forget travel insurance so you’re covered for medical emergencies. A flu jab should be considered as with all seasonal destinations.

Infections and Outbreaks frequently change from country to country and by attending our clinics you will be given the most up to date clinical and safety advice from our team of specialists. Our advice to you often includes aspects such as:

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Non Vaccinated Diseases

Crimean-Congo haemorrhagic fever

Crimean-Congo haemorrhagic fever (CCHF) is primarily spread to humans either by infected ticks or animal blood. Human-to-human transmission can also occur resulting from close contact with the blood, organs or other bodily fluids of an infected person.

Scrub typhus

Scrub typhus, also known as bush typhus, is a bacterial disease that is spread to people through bites of infected chiggers (larval mites). Common symptoms include fever, headache, body aches, and sometimes rash. It can usually be treated with antibiotics, however people with severe illness may develop organ failure and bleeding, which can be fatal if left untreated.

Travel Kits and Accessories
Price
Deet 50% - 100ml
£8
Deet 50% - 50ml
£6
Lifesystems EX4 Anti-Mozzie Fabric Spray - 350ml
£8.50
Lifesystems Micro Mosquito Net - Single
£20
Lifesystems Micro Mosquito Net - Double
£25
Natural Mosquito Repellent - 100ml
£7.75

Zika virus

Zika virus is usually transmitted by the bite of an infected Aedes species mosquito. These mosquitoes are most active during the day, especially during mid-morning, then late afternoon and dusk through to evening. For most people it's a very mild infection with minor or no symptoms, but is more of a risk to pregnant woman as it could result in certain birth defects.

Travel Kits and Accessories
Price
Deet 50% - 100ml
£8
Deet 50% - 50ml
£6
Lifesystems EX4 Anti-Mozzie Fabric Spray - 350ml
£8.50
Lifesystems Micro Mosquito Net - Single
£20
Lifesystems Micro Mosquito Net - Double
£25
Natural Mosquito Repellent - 100ml
£7.75

Chikungunya

Chikungunya is a viral disease transmitted to humans by infected mosquitoes and it causes fever and severe joint pain. Other symptoms include muscle pain, headache, nausea, fatigue and rash. Joint pain is often debilitating and can vary in duration. The disease shares some clinical signs with Dengue, and can be misdiagnosed in areas where Dengue is common. There is no cure for the disease. Treatment is focused on relieving the symptoms.

Travel Kits and Accessories
Price
Deet 50% - 100ml
£8
Deet 50% - 50ml
£6
Lifesystems Bed Bug Barrier Bedsheet
£12.99
Lifesystems EX4 Anti-Mozzie Fabric Spray - 350ml
£8.50
Lifesystems Micro Mosquito Net - Single
£20
Lifesystems Micro Mosquito Net - Double
£25

Dengue Fever

Dengue Fever is a viral disease which develops from mosquito bites during the day time. There is no treatment, only symptomatic relief. Symptoms include: High fever (40°C), severe headache, pain behind the eyes, muscle and joint pains, nausea, vomiting, swollen glands and a rash usually lasting for 2-7 days. WHO estimates 390 million cases of Dengue infections per year.

Travel Kits and Accessories
Price
Deet 50% - 100ml
£8
Deet 50% - 50ml
£6
Lifesystems EX4 Anti-Mozzie Fabric Spray - 350ml
£8.50
Lifesystems Micro Mosquito Net - Single
£20
Lifesystems Micro Mosquito Net - Double
£25

Leishmaniasis

A parasitic disease transmitted by the bite of an infected sandfly. Cutaneous Leishmaniasis (the most common): Causes skin lesions, mainly ulcers on exposed parts of the body, causing scars and serious disability. 90% of cases are in the Americas, the Mediterranean basin, the Middle East and Asia. Visceral Leishmaniasis (the most dangerous): Causes enlarged spleen and liver, anaemia, weight loss and irregular bouts of fever. Highly endemic in the Indian Subcontinent and East Africa. Mucotaneous (the least common): Causes partial or total destruction of the mucous membranes in the nose, mouth and throat. Most cases are found in Peru, Bolivia and Brazil.

Travel Kits and Accessories
Price
Deet 50% - 100ml
£8
Deet 50% - 50ml
£6
Lifesystems EX4 Anti-Mozzie Fabric Spray - 350ml
£8.50
Lifesystems Micro Mosquito Net - Single
£20
Lifesystems Micro Mosquito Net - Double
£25

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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