Vaccines advised to ALL Kyrgyzstan visitors

Vaccination
Course
Per Dose

Vaccines advised to SOME Kyrgyzstan 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 Kyrgyzstan

The Central Asian country of Kyrgyzstan is located along an ancient trade route between China and the Mediterranean. Kyrgyzstan is largely dominated by mountains, where trekkers and hikers will encounter wildlife including lynx and snow leopards. The ancient city of Osh, in the South of the country and the second largest city, was also once a stop on the Silk Road and still hosts a vast and bustling bazaar.

Kyrgyzstan is sometimes referred to as the ‘Switzerland of Central Asia’ thanks to its mountain peak, pine forests and glacial lakes. Although it is a landlocked country, there are a number of beaches to be found on the shores of the lakes, the largest of which is Lake Issyk Kul, where the summers are short and the winters extremely cold.

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If shopping is a must for you, Kyrgyzstan hosts the largest market in Central Asia, just 20 minutes out of the capital, Bishkek. There’s plenty to do here for adventure-lovers, including the obvious hiking and trekking in the mountains, along with cycling, motorbike touring and exploring on horseback.

Kyrgyzstan has a liberal tourist visa policy, making this underestimated and little-known country a good choice for visitors with a strong sense of adventure. Time your visit for the summer to experience the best hiking, beaches and rural yurt accommodation.

Malaria and regions within country:

There is low to no risk of P.Vivax malaria throughout the country. Anti-malarial medication is not normally advised.

Useful Links

International travel clinic locator: www.istm.org

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

British Embassy

British Embassy in the Kyrgyz Republic
21 Erkindik Boulevard, Office 404
Bishkek, 720040
Kyrgyzstan

Email: ukin.kyrgyzrepublic@fco.gov.uk

Telephone: +996 (312) 303637

Useful Vaccinations for Kyrgyzstan

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
Price
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

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 Kyrgyzstan

Kyrgyzstan is generally considered to be a safe country to visit, although travellers here should take particular care close to borders. The border with Tajikistan is under dispute and there are occasional clashes leading to violence here, along with the Kyrgyzstan/Uzbekistan border. Muggings and attacks are common, and tourists can be particularly vulnerable. Be aware of your personal safety and security at all times, avoid travelling after dark, and stay in a group with an organised guide if possible.

Travelling by road around Kyrgyzstan can be risky due to poorly maintained roads and vehicles. Ensure that you have everything you need, including fuel, for your entire journey, and be prepared for animals and people on the road, as well as difficult driving conditions including poor lighting. If you are trekking or travelling by foot in remote and mountainous areas, be aware of the signs and symptoms of altitude sickness, and allow time to acclimatise properly. Landslides, rock falls and avalanches can occur in the mountains – check the local conditions before you set out, and trek with an experienced guide who knows your route well. 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 in Kyrgyzstan are basic, so ensure that your travel insurance covers you for evacuation to a country with suitable facilities should that be required.

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