some vaccinations as well as medications that you have to
take before going to Egypt for some diseases that can be
prevent through vaccination. All you have to do is to go to
your doctor to find out for sure what vaccination you need.
It depends on
various factors such as: your immunization history, your
health, the activities you are going to do in Egypt and the
zones you are going to visit.
To be sure of the
vaccination`s effects you have to see your doctor with 4 – 6
weeks prior to your travel to Egypt. This is necessary if
you want the vaccines to have effects. No matter if the
period of time to your trip is short you still have to see
your doctor for the necessary vaccines,
for the anti-malaria
medicines or other needed drugs, as well as for the
information regarding your health while you are in the trip.
It is recommended
to see a doctor specialist in travel medicine that can be
found at a travel medicine clinic.
Also, if you have some
health problems you must tell your doctor about them before
going to trip.
If you intend to travel in more countries
than Egypt, you have to tell your doctor about it, in order
to receive all the needed vaccinations.
The ones who are planning travels
on long term or to study or work in Egypt, may need
some additional vaccinations.
Egypt is not a country
with a yellow fever risk, for example, but the
government of the country asks the tourists who come
from the countries with yellow fever cases to bring
the proof they did the yellow fever vaccination.
more details you have to see the information and the
requirements offered by your doctor. The
vaccinations for varicella (or chickenpox),
influenza, for DPT (diphtheria – pertussis –
tetanus), for MMR (measles – mumps – rubella),
polio, are called the routine vaccines and can be
done at all life` s stages. Ask your doctor about
the immunization schedule.
vaccinations you should have before going to Egypt are the
one for hepatitis A (also known as the immune globulin IG),
the one for MMR, DPT, for hepatitis B. of course you can go
to Egypt without having these vaccines done but in this case
you have to be aware that you are exposed to the diseases.
Even if you don` t intend to travel the vaccinations are
indicated since the childhood` s diseases are pretty common
in numerous countries of the world.
The vaccination for
hepatitis A is indicated for the people who haven` t had
this vaccine and who may contact the disease through water
or food. The vaccine for hepatitis B is indicated to the
people who haven` t done the vaccine but are about to
travel, to study or work in countries with a high level of
HBV transmission or to those who are at a big risk of taking
this disease through different ways.