The Middle East
Vaccination before the trip to the Middle East
Traveling is among the most fun and stimulating things there is, and today there are opportunities to get to all the countries in the world; from the deepest rainforest to the trendiest big city. In order for the trip to be as successful as possible, it is a good idea to do some research regarding vaccination, and with us you can both find out exactly what you need as well as get the vaccination in question.
Different countries have different diseases and associated vaccinations, but no matter where you go, we always recommend that you are in good physical condition when you travel as well as have fresh TB and tetanus protection. If you are unsure when you last renewed this, you can either check the vaccination book that you usually get when you travel or contact the nearest health center.
As far as the Middle East in particular is concerned, it is always required that the traveler who plans to stay for a longer period of time be vaccinated against Hepatitis A, which is also called Jaundice, when at a certain stage of the disease you get yellowish skin. This is a disease that usually goes away on its own, but it is a protracted process and while you are ill you lose a lot of your energy. Since there is the option of vaccination, there is no reason to take that risk.
Hepatitis B is recommended for those who are going to stay longer.
Vaccines against Japanese encephalitis, Typhoid and Rabies may also be needed for longer visits to countries in the Middle East.
Yellow Fever is not a requirement if you travel from Sweden. However, if you arrive from countries where the risk of Yellow Fever is high, a certificate may be required.
For travellers planning to travel to Saudi Arabia and take the Pilgrim Pilgrimage Hajj, you will need a Meningococcal vaccine, a certificate is required for entry and must be taken at least 10 days before but no longer than 3 years ago.