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What standard vaccines should I have had for travel to India?

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You should be up to date on the standard vaccines and booster shots people in the U.S. should have. That includes immunizations for:

You'll also possibly need a tetanus booster shot. And it's important to make sure your flu shot is current.

  • measles
  • mumps
  • rubella
  • chickenpox
  • diphtheria
  • pertussis
  • polio

From: Vaccines for Travel to India WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

CDC: "Traveler's Health: Health Information for Travelers to India" and "Traveler's Health: Infectious Diseases Related to Travel."

National Network for Immunization Information: "Measles Outbreak Shows Disease Still a Threat;" "More Travelers Should Get Typhoid Shots, CDC Says;" "Yellow Fever;" "Typhoid Fever;" and "Immunizations When Moving or Traveling Abroad."

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on July 24, 2018

SOURCES:

CDC: "Traveler's Health: Health Information for Travelers to India" and "Traveler's Health: Infectious Diseases Related to Travel."

National Network for Immunization Information: "Measles Outbreak Shows Disease Still a Threat;" "More Travelers Should Get Typhoid Shots, CDC Says;" "Yellow Fever;" "Typhoid Fever;" and "Immunizations When Moving or Traveling Abroad."

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on July 24, 2018

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