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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.

Recommended vaccinations

Vaccination against DTP (Diphtheria, Tetanus and Polio)

Vaccination against Hepatitis A (Infectious jaundice)

Vaccination against MMR (Measles, Mumps and Rubella)

Malaria prevention

Malaria is not found in this country.

Malaria is not found in this country.

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.

Information

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 DTP

Information about DTP (Diphtheria, Tetanus and Polio). Persons born after 1950 have almost all received vaccinations as a child. In general a booster-injection is sufficient. Older persons who have not been vaccinated, or where this is not known, should have the full series of three injections.

Information about Hepatitis A

Hepatitis A is a highly contagious disease which occurs as a childhood disease in tropical countries. Dutch nationals who were born after the war will probably not have experienced the disease. The Hepatitis A virus is transferred through food and is often found in seafood and raw vegetables. Adults can become very ill and take a long time to recover. Vaccination offers very good protection.

Information about Measles, Mumps and Rubella

Mumps, Measles and Rubella are rarely seen in the Netherlands any more. Elsewhere in the world these diseases are still common.

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.

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Measles, mumps and rubella (MMR)

Measles is rare nowadays in the Netherlands but it has not yet been eliminated throughout the world. The Measles vaccine has been a part of the Dutch Immunisation Programme since 1976. Incidence of the disease in the country has reduced dramatically since then. In other countries, the disease is still prevalent and can be a risk factor for travellers who have not been vaccinated or have not had measles previously. Persons at risk are adults born between 1965 and 1975 and children under a certain age.

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Monday 8:30 - 16:30
Tuesday 8:30 - 20:30
Wednesday 8:30 - 20:30
Thursday 7:30 - 16:30
Friday 8:30 - 20:30
Saturday 9:00 - 12:30

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Haringvliet 72
3011 TG Rotterdam
Phone 0900 503 40 90
travelclinic@havenziekenhuis.nl

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