Vaccines advised to ALL Saudi Arabia visitors

Vaccines advised to SOME Saudi Arabia 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 Saudi Arabia. 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 Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia is a wealthy desert country encompassing a good majority of the Arabian Peninsula, with coastlines that run along the Persian Gulf and Red Sea. The country is known as the birthplace of Islam and is home to two of the religion’s most sacred mosques: Masjid al-Haram, in Mecca, destination of the annual Hajj pilgrimage, and Medina’s Masjid an-Nabawi, burial site of the prophet Muhammad. Riyadh, the capital, is a skyscraper-filled metropolis.

When you think of Saudi Arabia you think of a vast, harsh desert landscape, but there’s far more to this intriguing country. There are also beautiful mountaintops, beaches and rivers, as well as huge cosmopolitan cities with fabulous shopping opportunities and world-class restaurants.

 

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If you’re planning a trip to Saudi Arabia it is extremely advisable to ensure you are familiar with local laws, customs and social expectations to avoid causing offense or getting into more serious trouble. Travel throughout the country can be restricted, especially for women, making this a destination for the more determined adventurer.

Malaria and regions within the country:  There is a high risk of P.Falciparum malaria in the south west of the country, except in high altitude regions of Asir and the cities of Mecca, Medina, Jeddah and Taif.  Anti-malarial medication is recommended for high risk zones.  The rest of the country has a low to no risk of malaria and anti-malarial medication is generally not advised.

Before you travel, a visit to London Travel Clinic is a must. Here our friendly nurses can advise you of the correct measures to take to ensure your safety in Saudi Arabia. We will advise you of the correct Saudi Arabia Travel Vaccinations you are required to have and the ones recommended having before your trip.

May 2015:  Middle Eastern respiratory syndrome (Mers-Cov)

There have been a number of cases of Mers-Cov reported throughout the country this year.  Camels are thought to be the main hosts of the virus.  The risk to travellers is generally very low.  The method of transmission is currently unknown however visitors should adopt good hygiene by washing hands thoroughly, ensure food is fully cooked before consumption and avoid contact with animals, both live and farmed.

Useful Links

International travel clinic locator:  www.istm.org

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

British Embassy

PO Box 94351

11693 Riyadh

Saudi Arabia

Email: Consular.Riyadh@fco.gov.uk

Telephone: +966 (0) 11 4819 100

Vaccine Information for Saudi Arabia

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: Meningococcal Meningitis
Source: Person to person
Vaccination Details

A single dose of Menveo vaccinates against Meningitis ACWY. Patients who have this vaccination will receive a certificate.

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: 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: 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: 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: Brucellosis
Source: Animals to humans
Our Advice: Avoid eating or drinking unpasteurized milk, cheese, or ice cream (including queso fresco)
Disease: Chikungunya
Source: Mosquitos
Our Advice: Use 50% Deet+ insect repellent
Disease: Dengue Fever
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: MERS
Source: Contaminated food and water, person to person
Our Advice: Tummy kit and Tummy Kit +

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