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Alerts & Warnings



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: Updated travel alerts and warnings

Vaccinations
All travelers
You should be up to date on routine vaccinations while traveling to any destination. Some vaccines may also be required for travel.
Routine vaccines

Make sure you are up-to-date on Routine vaccines before every trip. These vaccines include measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine, diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis vaccine, varicella (chickenpox) vaccine, polio vaccine, and your yearly flu shot.

Most travelers
Get travel vaccines and medicines because there is a risk of these diseases in the country you are visiting.
Hepatitis A

CDC recommends this vaccine because you can get hepatitis A through contaminated food or water in India, regardless of where you are eating or staying.

Traveling with Children

This vaccine should not be given to children younger than 1 year.

Immune-Compromised Travelers

Talk to your doctor about whether you should get a dose of immunoglobulin before your trip, in addition to hepatitis A vaccine.

Pregnant Women

Talk to your doctor about whether you should get this vaccine if you are pregnant.

Typhoid

You can get typhoid through contaminated food or water in India. CDC recommends this vaccine for most travelers, especially if you are staying with friends or relatives, visiting smaller cities or rural areas, or if you are an adventurous eater.

Traveling with Children

Injectable typhoid vaccine can be given to children 2 years old or older. Oral typhoid vaccine can be given to children 6 years old or older.

Immune-Compromised Travelers

You should not get the oral typhoid vaccine if you have a weakened immune system; you may be able to get the injectable vaccine.

Pregnant Women

Talk to your doctor about whether you should get this vaccine if you are pregnant.

Some travelers
Ask your doctor what vaccines and medicines you need based on where you are going, how long you are staying, what you will be doing, and if you are traveling from a country other than the US.
Hepatitis B

You can get hepatitis B through sexual contact, contaminated needles, and blood products, so CDC recommends this vaccine if you might have sex with a new partner, get a tattoo or piercing, or have any medical procedures.

Malaria

Talk to your doctor about how to prevent malaria while traveling. You may need to take prescription medicine before, during, and after your trip to prevent malaria, especially if you are visiting low-altitude areas. See more detailed information about Malaria in India.

Traveling with Children

Ask your doctor what the best medicines to prevent malaria in children are.

Extended Stay/Study Abroad

if you will be spending a long time in a malaria risk area, you should take medicine to prevent malaria the entire time you are there.

Immune-Compromised Travelers

Ask your doctor if medicine to prevent malaria will interact with any of the medicines you take routinely.

Pregnant Women

Malaria can be more severe in pregnant women. If you are pregnant, you should not travel to risk areas. If you must travel, talk to your doctor about taking medicine to prevent malaria.

Japanese Encephalitis

You may need this vaccine if your trip will last more than a month, depending on where You are going in India and what time of year you are traveling. You should also consider this vaccine if you plan to visit rural areas in India or will be spending a lot of time outdoors, even for trips shorter than a month. Your doctor can help you decide if this vaccine is right for you based on your travel plans. See more in-depth information on Japanese Encephalitis in India.

Extended Stay/Study Abroad

If you will be spending a long time in a risk area, you should get the Japanese encephalitis vaccine.

Pregnant Women

Talk to your doctor about whether you should get this vaccine if you are pregnant.

Rabies

Rabies can be found in dogs, bats, and other mammals in India, so CDC recommends this vaccine for the following groups:

  • Travelers involved in outdoor and other activities (such as camping, hiking, biking, adventure travel, and caving) that put them at risk for animal bites.
  • People who will be working with or around animals (such as veterinarians, wildlife professionals, and researchers).
  • People who are taking long trips or moving to India
  • Children, because they tend to play with animals, might not report bites, and are more likely to have animal bites on their head and neck.
Yellow Fever

There is no risk of yellow fever in India. The government of India requires proof of yellow fever vaccination only if you are arriving from a country with risk of yellow fever. This does not include the US. If you are traveling from a country other than the US, check this list to see if you may be required to get the yellow fever vaccine: Countries with risk of yellow fever virus (YFV) transmission.

For more information on recommendations and requirements, see yellow fever recommendations and requirements for India. Your doctor can help you decide if this vaccine is right for you based on your travel plans.

Traveling with Children

This vaccine should not be given to children younger than 6 months and only with caution to children aged 6–8 months.

Immune-Compromised Travelers

You should not get this vaccine if you have a weakened immune system.

Pregnant Women

Talk to your doctor about whether you should get this vaccine if you are pregnant.




Traveling Advice
Get vaccinated Reduce germ exposure
Eat and drink safely Avoid sharing body fluids
Stay away from animals Avoid non-sterile medical or cosmetic equipment


Source : CDC.gov