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WHAT VACCINATIONS DO I NEED FOR VISITING INDIA?

According to the NHS fit for travel website, there are some vaccinations you need to travel to India.


In short, you need to:

ensure that you've had all primary courses and boosters for immunisations needed for living in Britain (e.g. MMR)

You might also want to consider getting:

Diphtheria; Hepatitis A; Tetanus; Typhoid


I have had all of the above and I agree with NHS travel advice regarding getting these vaccinations. I think they are available for free on the NHS.

According to the NHS website, vaccinations for Hepatitis B and Rabies are a "further consideration." 

I have had Hepatitis B as it is recommended for long term travellers where the risk becomes higher (I have had piercings, tattoos and dental treatment abroad). 

With regards to rabies - there are stray dogs and monkeys in many of the places we will visit. Please exercise extreme caution and do not pet, feed, or stroke the animals. The dogs are usually very friendly towards humans but the monkeys can become aggressive quickly if not fed. 

Do I need to take anti-malarial tablets?

For both my Northern, Southern and Himalayan tour, we will not be visiting any areas affected by malaria. Click here to view the NHS Fit For Travel India Malaria Map.


The Northern India tour visits: Delhi, Amritsar, Rishikesh, Agra, and Jaipur.


The Southern India tour visits: Kochi, Alleppey, Wayanad, Mysore, Hampi, and Goa.

The Himalayan tour visits: Dharamsala and Bir.


All of the above places are in the pink 'low risk' areas on the NHS India Malaria Map.

Please note that I am not a medical professional and an appointment with a travel nurse should be arranged at least 6 weeks before travel