The Democratic Republic of the Congo continues to report Measles cases. Due to ongoing outbreaks, travellers should ensure they are up-to-date with their Measles vaccination 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: 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.
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:
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.
Depending on your age, health status, lifestyle or occupational risk, the following vaccinations may also be recommended:
To see what routine and travel-related vaccines are recommended and required for your trip, check out:
Information last updated: December 04, 2018