Frequently Asked Questions about Travel Vaccination

Travel and tourism are on ever growing side from last few years. It is a healthy activity that is equivalent to regular exercise. But with increased tourism came increased disease risks too. These diseases are mainly due to no proper vaccination because people are not aware of risks as well as the diseases for which vaccination must be done.

FAQs related to vaccination:

There are a number of questions that are being asked by travelers each year that are related to vaccination that they require and the effects of these vaccinations. Let us discuss a list of travel vaccination related FAQs list this travel vaccination FAQ will help travelers to get proper knowledge related to vaccination.

1. Which diseases can be prevented by vaccination?

There are a number of diseases which could be easily prevented by the use of proper medication. Vaccination is a pro-active measure that is taken to avoid or restrict those diseases which are communicative diseases and that can easily spread from one individual to another. Vaccination of following diseases is must before you are on the go towards hilly areas. Since the risk of you being caught up by any of these diseases is much more in dense forest areas and hills. Main diseases include but are not limited to followings

  • Cholera
  • Hepatitis A
  • Japanese encephalitis
  • Meningococcal disease
  • Rabies
  • Diphtheria
  • Tetanus
  • Tick-borne encephalitis
  • Typhoid fever

2. What is proper timing of vaccination?

Vaccination must be done at least one week before you have planned your journey. Since vaccines are restricted germs for whom body immune system starts to generate immunity so that whenever you are trucked with such disease there must be enough anti-bodies in your body to fight against external germs such as bacteria and viruses and to eliminate them.

3. How long could vaccination last?

Vaccination normally lasts for six months to a year and after that it must be renewed to have proper protection from external germs.

4. Who should avoid vaccination?

People who are already suffering from disease or have allergic reaction to any vaccination must avoid active use of these medicine. Since the risk factor of prolonged diseases can be increased. It is often said that we are a result of what we eat. Hence we must eat proper food and balanced diet. Proper hygiene related to food and cloth must be maintained to avoid most of the diseases.

5. Are there any side effects of these vaccination?

Everybody responds differently to every medicine, whether it is vaccination or some regular medicines like anti-biotic. Some people are also prone to allergies and infections. Moreover people who are already suffering from some sort of illness must avoid these vaccinations. Doctors can prescribe alternatives to these vaccinations to help them protected against these diseases.

Some places are known for special type of micro-organisms or allergic reactions. One of the most common allergy is pollen allergy that is due to pollen grains that are spread by trees in hilly areas. If you are prawn to such allergy, it is advisable to select the area and time when this problem will be minimum.