Vaccinations & preventative medications in India : Before ready on your India vacations tour, you must make yourself familiar with different diseases that are common in Indian climatic conditions.It is strongly recommended you seek the advice of a travel doctor, who specialises in medicines for the travellers. Here is a comprehensive list of all the diseases that are common to India and vaccinations for them.
Hepatitis A : It is recommended for all travelers to India.
Hepatitis B : In case of travelers who may have intimate contact with local residents should take this vaccination and stay here more than 6 months.
Typhoid : Vaccination takes the form of an injection or capsules.
Yellow Fever : This Vaccination is required only for travelers arriving from or transiting through any yellow-fever-infected area like Africa.
Japanese Encephalitis : This vaccine is recommended for travelers staying for more than 1 month and traveling to rural areas or travelers engaging in extensive unprotected outdoor activities in rural areas.
Diphtheria and tetanus : Usually given in childhood and should be boosted every ten years.
Rabies : That travelers who have direct contact with animals should take sthis vaccination.
Protection For Malaria and Dengue Fever
-> Wear long pants and sleeves at dawn and dusk
-> Use mosquito repellent containing DEET
-> Use a permethrin impregnated mosquito net
-> If you are prone to being bitten, lean towards accommodation that can be sealed e.g air-con with no slatted windows nor open eaves.
-> Watch out for rooms with bucket showers/toilets. These tend to have buckets of stagnant water (a mosquito’s beach resort) in the bathroom.
-> Use mosquito coils or other anti-mosquito devices (e.g.., citronella) as a secondary control.