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Appointment?

You can make an appointment online for a consultation, vaccinations and / or malaria advice in the Travel Clinic. Do this in time, preferably six weeks before departure.
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Compulsory vaccinations

There are no complusory vaccinations for your chosen destination.

Special problems

Vaccination against hepatitis B for stays of 3 months or longer, or as advised by the vaccination clinic.

High risk of rabies. Discuss preventive measures with the vaccination clinic.

Tick-Borne Encephalitis is endemic. Discuss preventive measures with the vaccination clinic.

Information

Information about Hepatitis B

Hepatitis B is one of the most serious infectious diseases in the world. It is caused by the Hepatitis B virus. Hepatitis B is transmitted through blood and sexual relations. Hepatitis B is very contagious. A vaccine can be given in a series of three injections. The blood can then be tested to show the level of anitbodies. If this is sufficient then protection is lifelong.

Information about Rabies

Rabies is a viral infection which is always fatal if symptoms are present. The virus is transmitted through infected mammals' salvia (a dog, cat, monkey or other small mammal; bats can also transmit the disease). Humans can be infected if bitten, scratched or licked by an infected animal. The virus penetrates the body through small wounds in the skin or through mucous membranes in the eyes or mouth. The first visible symptoms can appear a few weeks or even several months after infection. If bitten by an animal suspected of having Rabies, you should immediately (and in any case within 1 week) receive treatment with an immunoglobulin. In addition you should be vaccinated. If you are taking a trip where the risk of being bitten is relatively high, for example if you are going trekking or on a cycling-trip, vaccination against rabies is recommended. If you are then bitten you will not need immunoglobulin, which may in any case be difficult to get hold of in developing countries and treatment with additional vaccinations will be sufficient. Discuss with the vaccination clinic whether a vaccination against Rabies is advisable in your individual case.

Information about Tick-Borne Encephalitis

“Eastern European Tick Fever” or “Frühsommer Meningo Encephalitis” occurs in the summer months. This is a viral infection with symptoms that can vary from a flu-like condition to a serious infection of the brain. The infection only exists in forest areas. If you have been bitten by a tick you should see a doctor immediately. Vaccination against East European Tick Fever is possible but is generally only available from specialised travel clinics or larger vaccination clinics. Discuss with your vaccination clinic whether or not vaccination is advisable in your case.

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Visiting hours

Monday 8:30 - 16:30
Tuesday 8:30 - 20:30
Wednesday 8:30 - 20:30
Thursday 8:30 - 16:30
Friday 8:30 - 20:30
Saturday 9:00 - 12:30
 

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Travel Clinic
Zimmermanweg 7
3015 CP Rotterdam
(Next to main entrance Erasmus MC)
Phone 010 704 5050
travelclinic@erasmusmc.nl
 

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