Immunisation is a safe and effective way to help the body prevent or fight off certain diseases. Immunisation is the process whereby a person is made immune or resistant to an infectious disease, typically by the administration of a vaccine. Vaccines stimulate the body’s own immune system to protect the person against subsequent infection or disease.
Immunisation is an accepted tool for controlling and eliminating life-threatening infectious diseases and is estimated to avert between 2 and 3 million deaths each year. It is one of the most cost-effective health investments, with proven strategies that make it accessible to even the most hard-to-reach and vulnerable populations. It has clearly defined target groups; it can be delivered effectively through outreach activities; and vaccination does not require any major lifestyle change.
Below is a list of routine vaccinations that can be obtained from your medical clinic. Clicking on the link will provide detailed information from the World Health Organisation.
- Hepatitis B
- Haemophilus influenzae type b
- Human papillomavirus
- Seasonal influenza
- Pneumococcal disease
- Poliomyelitis (Polio)
- Tuberculosis (TB)
Selective vaccinations for travellers
Planning to visit certain parts of the world? Your medical or travel clinic will provides vaccinations tailored to you & your travel plans. Book an appointment!
Below is a list of vaccinations that you can obtain for foreign travel. Clicking on the link will provide detailed information from the World Health Organisation.
- Hepatitis A
- Hepatitis E
- Japanese encephalitis
- Meningococcal disease
- Tick-borne encephalitis
- Typhoid fever
- Yellow fever
A number of specific vaccinations are required prior to travelling to certain countries. Your medical or travel clinic will be able to offer current advice.
Clicking on the link will provide detailed information from the World Health Organisation.
Yellow Fever (see Country list)
Meningococcal disease and polio (required by Saudi Arabia for pilgrims, updates are available on www.who.int/wer)