When thinking about flying to international destinations, the question arises as to whether or not we should get vaccinated and what are the mandatory and recommended vaccinations for travel.
And doubts turn into restlessness and fear when our destiny revolves around a bunch of myths.
Discover all the mandatory travel vaccinations as well as the recommended ones and find out the best tips to avoid getting sick on your vacation.
As a general rule, the recommended travel vaccinations inside and outside Europe are:
-Tetanus-Diphtheria: Diseases caused by a bacterium. Diphtheria is spread from one person to another through coughing or sneezing. The bacteria that cause Tetanus enter the body through cuts or wounds.
-Hepatitis A and B: Hepatitis A is contracted through a virus that is usually found in contaminated food or water. Hepatitis B is a contagious viral infection of the liver and is transmitted through blood and body fluids. The most common way of spreading this type of hepatitis is through blood transfusions and sexual intercourse.
-Typhoid Fever: Caused by a bacterium called Salmonella Typhi, it spreads through contaminated food or drink.
-Rabies: Caused by the bite of an animal infected by the rabies virus.
The Triple Viral (Measles, Mumps and Rubella): The three caused by viruses. They are administered together. This vaccine is usually injected as a child.
In tropical places it is advisable to carry out Malaria prophylaxis, which consists of a treatment of pills that begins two weeks before traveling. Malaria is caused by a parasite and is transmitted through the bite of infected mosquitoes.
We hope that with this information you can start looking for the necessary information to keep you protected during your travels.