What vaccines do I need to get before I go to India?

If you are traveling from the US, please review the immunization schedule recommended by the CDC: http://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/destinations/traveler/none/india
It is recommended to start vaccinations 4-6 weeks prior to visiting India.
Please discuss with your doctor about your individual health conditions and vaccinations required.
Search for a “travel clinic” near you via Google search.
Some vaccines that are most commonly issued before traveling to India are: Hepatitis A, Typhoid vaccines, and Hepatitis B. Optional oral medication can be prescribed for Malaria prevention. If you are planning to travel to rural areas ask your doctor about a vaccine for Japanese Encephalitis and Rabies. Yellow fever vaccine is conditional. 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 USA.

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