Travel Vaccinations for Kazakhstan

Vaccines To Consider When Visiting Kazakhstan

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
Typhoid
From £60
Rabies
From £75
Hepatitis B (call to reserve)
From £57
Tetanus, Diphtheria & Polio
From £50

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Destination Information for Kazakhstan

Kazakhstan is the largest of the Central Asian states of the former Soviet Union, the 9th largest country in the world and the largest landlocked country in the world. It is bordered by Russia, China, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, and Turkmenistan. Kazakhstan became a Soviet Republic in 1936 after being conquered by Russia in the second part of the 19th century.

This resourceful and rich country is often thought of as a vast and empty landscape, although there is plenty to see here for those who care to look.

The landscape of Kazakhstan is largely made up of mountains and plains and the emptiness can stretch on for miles and miles. There are also snow-capped mountain peaks, stunning glaciers and crystal clear lakes within the Tian Shan range in the Almighty Province in the South-eastern corner of the country.

The capital of Kazakhstan is Astana, a new city that is rapidly growing. A popular pastime here, as in many of the cities, is a visit to a sauna complex, where many of the locals head to discuss business, host parties and generally socialise.

Thanks to the generally stable economy of Kazakhstan, transport, eateries and accommodation are of good quality. Most visitors come to the country for the wildlife and trekking opportunities, which are simply breathtaking.

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:

Malaria and regions within country:

There is no malaria present in Kazakhstan

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Non Vaccinated Diseases

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

HIV/AIDS

The human immunodeficiency virus is a lentivirus that causes HIV infection and acquired immunodeficiency syndrome. Infection with HIV occurs by the transfer of bodily fluids.

Travel Kits and Accessories
Price
Sterile Kit
£22

Stomach bugs/diarrhoea

Gastroenteritis is a very common condition that causes diarrhoea and vomiting, which is commonly caused by a bacterial or viral tummy bug. Symptoms include a mild fever, nausea, vomiting and sudden watery diarrhoea. These usually appear up to a day after becoming infected and typically last less than a week, but can sometimes last longer. If you experience a stomach bug, ensure you wash your hands regularly, stay hydrated, get plenty of rest and eat plain food.

Travel Kits and Accessories
Price
Tummy Kit +
£35

Leptospirosis

Leptospirosis, or Weil's disease, is an infection you can catch from the urine of animals. It is usually transmitted when soil or freshwater becomes contaminated, which could affect activities like kayaking or outdoor swimming if the infection gets in your mouth, eyes or a cut. You can also catch leptospirosis by touching an infected animal's blood or flesh. Treatment is commonly a course of antibiotics and you should make a full recovery, but you may need hospital treatment for a more serious infection.

Additional Health Risks Information for Kazakhstan

Most areas within Kazakhstan are safe for travel, although some areas, including military and restricted zones, are closed and require advance permission. You should carry your passport with you for identification purposes at all times. Crime within major cities can be targeted at tourists and foreigners, so avoid travelling alone, particularly after dark if you are unfamiliar with your location, and don’t carry visible valuables with you.

The roads in Kazakhstan are often poorly maintained, and can be hazardous with snow and ice during the winter. If you’re driving, make sure you take spare food, water and a blanket with you in case you break down or get stuck. Service stations are few and far between, and the poor standard of many vehicles in the country means long journeys can be risky. Travellers who may go into areas of high altitude should take care to avoid ill effects of being at altitude including Acute Mountain Sickness.

Medical facilities here are reasonable, although not to the same standards as you would find in the UK. Within rural areas the closest hospital or clinic may be quite a distance away. Language can also be an issue, as only Kazakh or Russian is spoken, so you may find it difficult to make yourself understood. Be particularly aware of avoiding animals as rabies is prevalent. It is a Tick-borne Encephalitis endemic area in the warmer month, discuss the option of vaccination with a travel clinic before you travel.

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