Vaccines advised to ALL Kazakhstan visitors

Vaccination
Course
Per Dose

Vaccines advised to SOME Kazakhstan 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 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.

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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, is 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.

 

Malaria and regions within country:

There is no malaria present in Kazakhstan

Useful Links

International travel clinic locator: www.istm.org

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

British Embassy

British Embassy Astana
62, Kosmonavtov Street
Renco Building 6 Floor
Astana 010000
Kazakhstan

Email: ukinkz@fco.gov.uk

Telephone: +7 (7172) 556200

Vaccine Information for Kazakhstan

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: 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: 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 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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