Recommended Travel Vaccines for Japan
|ALL TRAVELLERS||SOME TRAVELLERS||COURSE*|
|Hepatitis A||2 weeks before travel|
|Hepatitis B||3 weeks before travel|
|Japanese Encephalitis||3 months before travel|
|Meningitis ACWY||2 weeks before travel|
|MMR||1 month before travel|
|Tetanus||Anytime before travel|
|Tick Borne Encephalitis||3 months before travel|
*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 to complete courses or for vaccines to become fully effective. You can always start your course of vaccinations earlier than stated, as vaccines work best when your body has time to process them. Your Travel Nurse will discuss any health implications in your appointment
Yellow Fever in Japan
There is no risk of Yellow Fever in Japan.
Yellow Fever vaccination certificate is not required to enter this country.
Other Health Risks
High Altitude in Japan
There are some high altitude areas. 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 altitude, 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 acclimatisation. Book an appointment to discuss health issues related to altitude, based on your specific itinerary. For more information – click here.