Health Risks and Vaccinations Guide

Houston has no specific vaccination requirements for travelers. However, there are vaccinations that are given to Houstonians for general health reasons. In addition, depending on your country of origin, vaccinations may be required as it is highly recommended to also have these vaccinations when arriving in Houston.

Children’s vaccinations should include the standard vaccinations such as Hepatitis B, Rotavirus, Influenza, Measles, Mumps, Rubella, Diphtheria, Tetanus, Polio, and Chickenpox. Vaccinations against meningitis are also highly recommended as there have been outbreaks in the Houston area.

Young women under the age of 26 should also vaccinate against Human Papillomavirus.

The only vaccination Houstonians get on a regular basis (once a year) is influenza against the flu. The H1N1 Flu, also known as Swine Flu, has also affected Houston and vaccination is recommended. Good hygiene is strongly encouraged and Houstonians wash their hands at every opportunity or use anti-bacterial gels.

Otherwise, there are only the typical health risks, such as AIDS or Strap.

Visit the Center for Disease Control website for more information at