Adult vaccinations

Vaccines for travelers as recommended by WHO, International travel and health book, 2011

Category Vaccine
Routine vaccination Diphtheria, tetanus and pertussis (DPT)
Hepatitis B
Haemophilus influenzae type b (HIB)
Human papilloma virus (HPV)
Influenza (Flu)
Measles, mumps and rubella (MMR)
Pneumococcal disease
Varicella (Chickenpox)
Selective use for travelers Cholera
Hepatitis A
Japanese encephalitis
Required vaccinations Yellow fever (South African countries)
Meningococcal (Saudi Arabia for pilgrims)

Most of the vaccines mentioned in the routine vaccination section are taken during childhood; hence we recommend the following vaccines for travelers:

  • Hepatitis B
  • Influenza
  • Pneumococcal disease (for cold countries)
  • Varicella (Chicken pox)
  • Typhoid
  • Hepatitis A