Are you travelling to India soon? Prepare yourself well and be informed about the health risks. It is recommended to get certain vaccinations for India, both for yourself and for your children (if applicable). The required vaccinations vary and depend on the areas you plan to visit.
India is a huge country in South Asia that is characterised by its variety of beautiful landscapes. This country offers something for everyone: the snowy peaks of the Himalayas; the tropical backwaters of Kerala; the desert of Rajasthan; and bustling major cities such as New Delhi and Mumbai. Not to mention the many beautiful temples and buildings that India houses, including the magnificent Taj Mahal. India has various climatic zones, ranging from a tropical climate in the south to a temperate climate in the north.
Please be aware of the air pollution in India’s capital city Delhi and avoid altitude sickness while travelling the Himalayas. Moreover, protect yourself well against the bright sun and avoid mosquito bites – mosquitoes may carry dengue or malaria. Our nurses will gladly inform you about the required immunisations and vaccines and happily provide advice on additional measures you can take. Click here to make an appointment (in Dutch) with one of our KLM Health Services nurses.
India vaccinations: the most common risks
If you travel to India, you run the risk of catching a (tropical) disease to which you are not resistant. Fortunately, vaccines can protect you against these diseases. Below you will find an overview of the most common diseases and health risks. You can see at a glance which specific vaccinations India requires and what other precautions you can take.