Vaccines Needed Before Traveling to Turkey

Author : isturkeysafe

11/22/2018

Last Update : 3/18/2019

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Turkey is safe when evaluated in terms of infectious diseases if required vaccines are applied. The vaccination programs, which started in 1930 and progressed over the years, prevent many infectious diseases that cause fatal or disability in Turkey.
98% of infants are vaccinated under this vaccination programs in Turkey. Which vaccines are applied in infants and children in Turkey? Currently the following vaccinations are applied free of charge by the Ministry of Health in Turkey:
  • Hepatitis B Vaccine
  • BCG(Tuberculosis)
  • Dabt-IPA-Hib (Diphtheria, Acellular Pertussis, Tetanus, Inactive Polio, Hemophilus Influenza Type B Vaccine)
  • Measles-Mumps-Rubella Vaccine
In addition, vaccines such as rotavirus vaccine and seasonal influenza vaccine can also be applied upon request. Besides routine vaccination, before coming to Turkey, Hepatitis-B and tetanus are recommended to be vaccinated (Click for the NHS page showing current vaccine suggestions before visiting Turkey)

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