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Vaccinations for Iraq

 

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Why Nomad?

  • Same day travel vaccination service for last minute travellers
  • Specialist travel health medical staff at each travel clinic provide up to date travel health advice on your destinations and medical conditions
  • Specialists in complex patients including pregnant women, children, people with existing conditions including diabetes and HIV/AIDS, as well as the elderly
  • Yellow fever registered centre
  • Rabies, Tickborne & Japanese Encephalitis vaccinations available
  • All travel vaccines are held in stock at each travel clinic including junior doses and ready when you need them
  • Anti-malarial consultation and supply
  • Comprehensive range of travel medical kits
  • Plus travel equipment, travel clothing and travel pharmacy on site

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Iraq is a Middle Eastern country with borders joining Saudi Arabia, Jordan & Turkey.

Information on this page is only intended as a guide to the travel vaccinations recommended for this country. We recommend you book a consultation with one of our specialist Travel Health Nurses to determine the exact vaccinations recommended for you based on a bespoke risk assessment that will take into account your itinerary, medical history, activities and length of travel, which are all risk factors affecting your immunisation recommendations. If you would like to book with us please call 01341 555 061 or click here. For the most up to date information, visit Fit For Travel and search for the countries you are travelling to.

Recommended Travel Vaccines for Iraq

  All travellers Some travellers When to get Vaccinated*
Diphtheria   Anytime before travel
1 dose**
Hepatitis A   2 weeks before travel
1 dose**
Polio   Anytime before travel
1 dose**
Tetanus      Anytime before travel
1 dose**
Typhoid      2 weeks before travel
1 dose**
Cholera   6 weeks before travel
2 doses**
Hepatitis B   3 weeks before travel
3 doses**
MMR   1 month before travel
2 doses
Rabies    4 weeks before travel
3 doses**
Yellow Fever***
  10 days before travel
1 dose

*Vaccination schedules are approximate and are calculated based on the first dose. Schedules are subject to change depending on your individual needs and will be discussed in your appointment. These are the minimum times required for full protection, you can start your course of treatment earlier.

**Vaccines work best if given time to become fully active. These vaccinations can be given up to the day before if needed and will provide some cover. Your Travel Nurse will discuss any health implications in your appointment.

***Yellow Fever in Iraq

There is no risk of Yellow Fever in Iraq.

Yellow fever vaccination certificate is required for travellers over 9 months of age arriving from countries with risk of yellow fever transmission and for travellers having transited more than 12 hours through the airport of a country with risk of yellow fever transmission.

Malaria Risk in Iraq

Malaria is present in Iraq, but is very low risk.

There is no vaccination for Malaria,  you may need to take Antimalarial tablets as it is a risk area. We recommend you have a consultation with our expert Travel Nurses to talk through your Antimalarial medication options.

For a detailed map of the Malaria risk in this country, click here  (Source: fitfortravel)

Other Health Risks

High Altitude in Iraq

There are some high altitude areas in this country. Travellers should take care to avoid Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS) by taking time to acclimatise properly. AMS can affect anyone, regardless of age, gender, level of fitness or training. At high atlitude, extra precautions should be taken against the harsh conditions, which can cause damaging ultraviolet and cold exposure. All Nomad Travel Health Nurses are trained to advise on AMS, and it may be appropriate for you to take certain medications that may help with aclimitisation. Book an appointment to discuss health issues related to altitude, based on your specific itinerary. For more information - click here.

Schistosomiasis in Iraq

There is a risk of Schistosomiasis in this country. A parasitic infection (also known as bilharzia), Schistosomiasis is transmitted to humans through contact with fresh water, when the parasitic worm enters through the skin. Usually, no symptoms are felt until 2-4 weeks after exposure, when fever, diarrhoea, cough or a rash can occur as the parasites move around the body. Long term disease can lead to damage of the bladder, kidneys, bowel, liver and genital tract. Prevention is dependent on avoidance of swimming, bathing or paddling in fresh water lakes and streams.

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