Before visiting India, you may need to get the following vaccinations and medications for vaccine-preventable diseases and other diseases for which you might be at risk.
Hepatitis A: Recommended for all visitors over one year of age. It should be given at least two weeks (preferably four weeks or more) before departure. A booster should be given 6-12 months later to confer long-term immunity. Those less than one year of age or allergic to a vaccine component should receive a single intramuscular dose of immune globulin. Re-vaccination is required every ten years.
Hepatitis B: Vaccine is recommended for all visitors if not previously vaccinated. Re-vaccination is required every ten years.
Typhoid: Recommended for all visitors. Re-vaccination is required every three years.
Polio: Any adult who received the recommended childhood immunizations but never received a booster as an adult should be given a single dose of inactivated polio vaccine. All children should be u…