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Madagascar Recommended Vaccinations:
Routine Immunizations

Madagascar continues to report high numbers of Measles cases, especially from Antananarivo. Due to ongoing outbreaks, travellers should ensure they are up-to-date with their Measles vaccinations prior to travel. Contact your healthcare practitioner if you are unsure of your vaccination status.

For the latest information on Measles outbreaks please go to: ProMED-mail. Measles - Madagascar. ProMED-mail 2018; December 02: 20181202.6175785. <ProMED-mail> & World Health Organization. Weekly Update on Outbreaks and Other Emergencies. Week 48: 24-30 November 2018. <WHO>. Accessed on December 04, 2018. 

Your trip is a good occasion to make sure your routine immunizations are up-to-date. Many vaccine preventable illnesses are making a resurgence due to non-vaccination, incomplete vaccination, and waning immunity. See your healthcare practitioner if you are unsure of your vaccination status.

Recommended vaccines

The following vaccinations are recommended for your protection and to prevent the spread of infectious diseases. Before you travel, the following vaccines should be reviewed and updated if necessary:

  • Tetanus
  • Diphtheria
  • Pertussis
  • Measles
  • Mumps
  • Rubella
  • Polio
  • Influenza

Influenza vaccination is recommended for all travellers over 6 months of age, especially for children, pregnant women, persons over 65, and those with chronic health conditions such as asthma, diabetes, lung disease, heart disease, immunosuppressive disorders, and organ transplant recipients.

Note: In the northern hemisphere the flu season typically runs from November to April. In the southern hemisphere, it runs from April to October, and year-round in the tropics.

Additional recommendations

Depending on your age, health status, lifestyle or occupational risk, the following vaccinations may also be recommended:

  • Meningococcal Meningitis
  • Pneumococcal Pneumonia
  • Varicella
  • Human Papillomavirus
  • Herpes Zoster
  • Haemophilius influenza type B
  • Rotavirus

To see what routine and travel-related vaccines are recommended and required for your trip, check out:

World Immunization Chart

Information last updated: December 04, 2018

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