Syria has confirmed an outbreak of Measles.
For the latest information on Measles outbreaks please go to: ProMED-mail. Measles update (15). ProMED-mail 2017; March 29; 20170329.4934570. <ProMED-mail>. Accessed on March 30, 2017.
Tetanus, Diphtheria, Pertussis, Measles, Mumps, Rubella, 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. It is important to keep your routine immunization up-to-date.
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, immune-suppressive 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. If the flu vaccine is not available at the time of departure, contact your doctor or travel health clinic regarding influenza anti-viral protection.
Pneumococcal vaccine is recommended for persons over the age of 65 and persons of any age suffering from cardiovascular disease, diabetes, renal disorders, liver diseases, sickle cell disease, asplenia, or immuno-suppressive disorders.
Health risk description last reviewed: November 5, 2014
Country information last updated: March 10, 2017