Vaccinations For India - Which Vaccines Do I Need?

Vaccinations for India - Which travel vaccines do I need?

From world-famous monuments like the Taj Mahal to its beautiful beaches and unique wildlife, India offers tourists an unforgettable experience.

Whether you are going to explore the vibrant cities or discover the natural parks, you need to make sure you stay healthy during your trip. All tourists visiting India need to get vaccinated for hepatitis A, tetanus and typhoid. In addition, you will need to take malaria tablets to prevent getting infected on your holiday. Depending on what you are planning to do during your holiday, you may need to consider additional vaccinations.

Malaria in India

The malaria risk in India is moderate and most parts of the country are affected. This includes major cities, such as Bombay and Delhi. The only areas where there is no risk of malaria are those above 2,000m (6,562 ft), for example Himachal Pradesh, Jammu, Kashmir and Sikkim. The malaria risk in India also shows seasonal fluctuations and tends to be higher during the wet seasons.

You can take either Doxycycline, Lariam or Malarone tablets to protect yourself from malaria. In addition, you need to take measures to avoid mosquito bites.

Medication Pack Size Price
Malaria Tablets
Various From £25

Recommended Vaccines for India

It is important that you get vaccinated for the following three diseases before going to India:

Other vaccines to consider:

Before you travel to any country you should make sure that you have received all standard vaccines recommended for people living in Britain. These include all vaccines on the NHS childhood vaccine schedule.

Whether you need the following vaccines depends on where you are going and which activities you will be taking part in.