Travel Vaccinations for Djibouti

Dijbouti is a country on the horn of Africa with a population of 9 million people and a climate at a high of 41C. Regardless of your plans when visiting Djibouti, you will benefit from vaccinations as a preventative measure in an area where mosquito bites are the most common form of disease transmission. Antimalarials are recommended for travelling to Djibouti, as malaria is endemic there. Apply bug spray and sleep under mosquito nets.

Medical facilities in cities are limited and there are few in more rural areas. Bring medicine with you to Djibouti as there is a low supply of prescriptions in the country.

 

Who Vaccination Risk When
All patients Measles You can easily catch measles by breathing in droplets, touching a surface the droplets have settled on and then placing your hands near your nose or mouth (the virus can survive on surfaces for a few hours). 6-11 months: 1 dose 4-6 weeks before travel. This dose does not count as the first dose in the routine childhood vaccination series.

12 months or older: 2nd dose must be given 28 days apart.

Most patients Hepatitis A Hepatitis A can be contracted through contaminated food or water in Djibouti, regardless of where you are eating. 2 weeks before travel.
Most patients Malaria You will need to take prescription medicine before, during, and after your trip to prevent malaria. Your doctor can help you decide which medicine is right for you and talk to you about other steps you can take to prevent malaria. Before, during and after travelling.
Most patients Typhoid You can get typhoid through contaminated food or water Djibouti. This vaccine is recommended for most travellers, especially if you are staying with friends or relatives, visiting smaller cities or rural areas, or if you are an adventurous eater. 10 days before travel.
Some patients Hepatitis B Contracted through sexual contact, contaminated needles, and blood products. 2 months before travel.
Some patients Rabies Found in mammals such as dogs and bats. Recommended if patient is taking part in outdoor activity that put them at risk of animal bites. 1 month before travel.