Travel Pakistan

Consider booking a travel consultation 6 or more weeks prior to traveling to allow adequate time to receive the appropriate vaccines and medications.

assalam ‘alaykum Pakistan

Some people traveling to Pakistan should consider being vaccinated for the following:

Malaria – risk for malaria in all parts of Pakistan and chemoprophylaxis should be considered. Chemoprophylaxis consists of tablets or capsules to be taken daily before, during, and after your stay.

Japanese Encephalitis – ­ the vaccine for Japanese Encephalitis is usually recommended for people planning to stay longer than one month, for those traveling to rural areas, or those spending a lot of time outdoors.

Yellow Fever – there is no risk for yellow fever in Pakistan. Vaccination is required for individuals arriving to Pakistan from a country that carries the risk for yellow fever.

Rabies – vaccination should be considered in travelers planning to work with animals, in those spending a long period of time in Pakistan, people going to rural areas, and for children as they are less likely to report that they have been bitten or scratched by an animal. Vaccination for rabies requires 3 injections followed by 1 booster if needed for future travel.

Most people traveling to Pakistan should consider being vaccinated for the following:

Hepatitis A – 2 or 3 injections required
Hepatitis B – 3 injections usually required
Polio -­ you may need a polio vaccine booster if you are traveling to the Pakistan and have not been vaccinated for polio since childhood. It is especially important to have been vaccinated for polio if you will be staying in Pakistan for 4 weeks or longer as you may require proof of vaccination before you can leave the country.
Typhoid – 1 injection or 4 capsules required
Travelers should be up to date with routine vaccinations for diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, measles-mumps-rubella, polio, chickenpox (if applicable) and influenza before traveling

Non-vaccinable diseases to consider:

Dengue – follow mosquito bite avoidance measures as no vaccine is currently available
Chikungunya – follow mosquito bite avoidance measures as no vaccine is currently available