When there are outbreaks of diseases, susceptible groups may require specific vaccines.health and fitness Updated: Oct 22, 2003 20:55 IST
Hepatitis B vaccination is recommended if you are a:
Injecting Drug User
Heterosexual person with multiple sexual partners or have recently acquired a sexually transmitted disease
Household Contact of HBV Carriers
Travellers are advised to check with the consulates of the countries on the itinerary for advice on vaccinations required as a safety measure while visiting.
For instance, in India you don’t need vaccination for Yellow Fever. But in Africa you may.
When there are specific outbreaks of diseases like plague or cholera, susceptible groups may require specific immunisation.
First Published: Oct 22, 2003 20:55 IST