India vaccinations: which ones do you need?

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.

Chikungunya

In this country Chikungunya is prevalent. A good protection against mosquito bites in the daytime is necessary.

Dengue

In this country dengue fever is prevalent. A good protection against mosquito bites in the daytime is necessary.

DTP

Vaccination is recommended for all travelers to this country.

Hepatitis A

Vaccination is recommended for all travelers to this country.

Hepatitis B

Vaccination depends on your personal situation. Please contact KLM Health Services for a personal advice.

Japanese Encephalitis

In this country Japanese encephalitis is (possibly) prevalent. Vaccination depends on your personal situation. Please contact KLM Health Services for a personal advice.

Malaria

In this country there is a risk of getting malaria. Protection against mosquito bites is necessary during day- and nighttime. Sometimes malaria tablets are recommended, please contact KLM Health Services.

MMR

Mumps, Measles and Rubella (MMR) vaccination (BMR vaccination in Dutch) is recommended for travelers to this country who are not protected against measles yet. This includes children from 6 months and up who have not yet received their childhood MMR immunization.

Rabies

Vaccination depends on your personal situation. In this country mammals could be infected with Rabies. Avoid contact with mammals. Please contact KLM Health Services for good and personal advice.

Schistosomiasis

In this country Schistosomiasis is prevalent. Please contact KLM Health Services for personal advice.

Tuberculosis

Vaccination depends on your personal situation. Please contact KLM Health Services for personal advice.

Typhoid fever - recommended

Typhoid vaccination is recommended for a duration of 2 weeks or longer for all travelers to this country.

Yellow Fever - compulsory from Yellow Fever area

In this country Yellow Fever is prevalent. There is a potential risk for travellers. Vaccination is recommended. Vaccination is possibly COMPULSORY when traveling from a Yellow Fever area. Please contact KLM Health Services to discuss or vaccination applies to you.

Zika virus

In this country Zika virus is prevalent. A good protection against mosquito bites in the daytime is necessary.

A healthy trip to India? Prepare for your trip with our tips

Make your trip to India as pleasant as possible and avoid unexpected surprises. Below you will find helpful tips and tricks to prepare yourself for your journey.

Our KLM Health Services’ Doctor Connect service allows your to contact a KLM Health Services expert 24/7, either by telephone, text message or WhatsApp. Not only in case of emergency but also if you have doubts. Subscribe to Doctor Connect.

Seemingly innocent things such as food, water and bright sunlight can pose a risk to your health during your travels. Want to know what measures you can take to reduce these health risks? Please read our travel tips.

The Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs travel advice (in Dutch) helps you prepare for safety risks during your stay abroad. The travel advice, for example, tells you which regions are safe and to which regions you should not travel. Sometimes there are security risks. If this is the case, please be alert or, preferably only travel to the country concerned if genuinely necessary.

The Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs has set up a central telephone number for travellers, which can be reached 24/7. Please call: +31 247 247 247.

Schedule a vaccination for India? Make an appointment!

Please make an appointment online (in Dutch) for your India vaccinations. An overview of our branches can be found here. Do you have any other questions about immunisations for India? Please feel free to contact us via 0900 109 109 6 (€1,00 per call) or send an email to travelclinic@klm.com. You can also visit our frequently asked questions page.

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