Cholera epidemics typically happen in areas where there are lots of people with very poor hygiene facilities (particularly slums and refugee camps) and areas affected by floods and rainy seasons. Most travellers should experience minimal risk of exposure to Cholera but the risk is far greater for emergency relief and health workers in refugee camps. There is an effective vaccine available for Cholera administered orally in two doses one to six weeks apart.

Age of UseDoses RequiredScheduleTime Before TravelBooster Required
2 years+21-6 weeks apartLast dose up to day before*2 years

*Vaccines work best if given time to become active. This vaccine can be given up to the day before travel and will provide some cover.

Risk Areas