Do not even think about leaving without talking to your travel doctor about appropriate vaccinations. Make an appointment at least three months before your departure if you do not have most of these vaccinations.
||Good for (in years)
||Other Common Vaccinations
||Good for (in years)|
||3 for Typhim, 7 for Vivotif|
||European Tickborne Encephalitis
||check after 2, up to 4|
You may also want to get yourself tested for immunity against varicella (chickenpox) and tuberculosis. There is a vaccine against cholera, but it is only good for six months and not very effective. Vaccines against pertussis (whooping cough) are only given to children. Vaccination against variola (smallpox) is not required anymore since it has been eradicated.
Note that the information in this section was collected in August 2003 and is not exhaustive.