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The National Travel Health Network and Centre provides up-
The European region, which extends to Russia up to the Urals, is generally considered to be safe for travellers from the point of view of serious infections and diseases. However the reality is a little different.
For trips to Russia for example, vaccines for Diptheria, Hepatitis A and Tetanus
are recommended and if you are a regular visitor or your stay is going to be longer
term, then one should consider Cholera, Hepatitis B, Japanese Encephalitis. Tick-
Even in southern France, southern Germany, Austria and a large swathe of the southern
European nations, you should consider vaccination against Tick-
This is not to be alarmist because generally speaking travel within Europe is, from a health point of view, arguably the safest in the world. However it is worth pointing out that the risks do exist, and that you'd be very wise to investigate the situation for your particular destination or itinerary, particularly if it includes Eastern Europe and the Balkan states. Wherever you are going in Europe – you should always ensure that your Tetanus and Polio cover is up to date, and that includes a stroll along the prom in Blackpool!
The global picture changes constantly, and the Foreign and Commonwealth office provides a superb, 'up to the minute' service online.
The advice given here assumes that primary courses have been received, i.e. diphtheria, tetanus and polio given during childhood. If this is not the case, please let us know during your consultation.
Please note that this article is for general guidance and information only and should not be used as a definitive guide for your destination or itinerary. Medicentre has used all reasonable care in compiling the information but makes no warranty whatsoever as to its accuracy or suitability. Specific health and vaccination advice concerning your journey will be provided during your consultation at a Medicentre.