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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 in many countries, 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: WHO Weekly Update on Outbreaks and Other Emergencies. Week 45: 3-9 November 2018. <WHO>. Accessed on November 13, 2018. 


Your trip is a good occasion for a reminder to keep your routine immunizations updated. The following vaccinations are recommended for your protection and to prevent the spread of infectious diseases.

Tetanus, Diphtheria, Pertussis, Measles, Mumps, Rubella and Polio should be reviewed and updated if necessary. 

Note: Many of these vaccine preventable illnesses are making a resurgence due to non-vaccination, incomplete vaccination, and waning immunity. 

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, from April to October in the southern hemisphere, and year-round in the tropics. 

Other vaccines: Depending on your age, health status, lifestyle or occupational risk, the following vaccinations may also be recommended: Meningococcal Meningitis, Pneumococcal Pneumonia, Varicella, Herpes Zoster, Haemophilius influenza type B, Rotavirus, and Human Papillomavirus

World Immunization Chart


Information last updated: August 30, 2017




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