Scenario-based Interactive Discussion on What Appropriate Vaccines to Administer for the Traveler Plus Other Travel Med Updates

SYMPOSIUM 3 – Connect 3: Vaxx Protection Plus for Mum’n Kiddo and the Jetsetter, Travel Unraveled, Bug-Protection 



09 November 2023 

16:50 – 18:10H 



Somia Iqtadar 

King Edward Medical University 



In the present world, characterized by global travel for work, leisure, business, and migration, the imperative of safeguarding travelers against endemic diseases cannot be overstated. This underscores the significance of common travel vaccines. Hepatitis A and Typhoid vaccinations offer protection against jaundice and digestive ailments stemming from contaminated food sources, while the Tdap vaccine defends against tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis. 

In tropical countries where dengue and malaria outbreaks are common, newly launched vaccination against these vector-borne diseases is beneficial. Some travel plans necessitate vaccines against COVID-19, yellow fever, influenza, meningitis, Japanese encephalitis, or rabies. Importantly, some vaccines require specialist consultation 4-6 weeks prior to departure. Wholeheartedly embracing these vaccinations not only mitigates health risks but also ensures safer and more enjoyable travels for all in our interconnected world.