Armenia Travel Vaccines and Advice
The Republic of Armenia is a landlocked country located in Eurasia, in the South of the magnificent Caucasus mountain range. At the beginning of the 20th century, Armenia went through a terrible genocide before becoming part of the Soviet Union. The nation has now fully recovered from this tortured past and is ready to show its best to travellers. Armenia offers a wide range of travel experiences, from luxury holidays in Yerevan, the capital, to backpacking in rural areas like Dilijan or Jermuk, where nature is simply stunning. Countless superb ancient monasteries and churches are scattered across the country, bearing witness to Armenia’s rich history.
HEALTH INFORMATION FOR ARMENIA
We make every effort to ensure that the information posted on our website is up to date and accurate according to the latest public health recommendations; however, it is impossible for us to make changes on a daily basis.
For the most current travel health recommendations, please call our clinic as make an appointment with one of our travel health professionals.
RECOMMENDED VACCINES FOR ARMENIA
|Hepatitis A||Recommended for all travelers.|
|Hepatitis B||Recommended for all travelers.|
|Tetanus – Diphteria – Pertussis Vaccine||Tetanus: In exceptional circumstances (eg, stay in a region where access to health care is limited), for a person aged 18 years or older, 1 dose of DT may be given if 5 years or more has elapsed since the last dose.|
Otherwise, one booster dose at the age of 50*.
Pertussis (Whooping Cough): 1 dose is recommended for pregnant women, for every pregnancy, regardless of immunization history and the interval since the last dose (betwen week 26 and 32).
*Only applicable for Quebec.
|Measles – Rubella – Mumps||Two doses recommended for all travelers born after 1970, if not previously given.|
|Flu – Influenza||Seasonal influenza occurs worldwide. The flu season usually runs from November to April in the northern hemisphere, between April and October in the southern hemisphere and year round in the tropics. Influenza (flu) is caused by a virus spread from person to person through coughing and sneezing or by touching infected surfaces. Everyone 6 months and older should get a flu vaccine yearly. Vaccine is recommended 14 days prior to departure.|
|Routine vaccines (dCaT, Polio, Meningococcal, Shingles, Pneumococcal, Hepatitis B, HPV, MMR & Varicella)||Recommended for all travelers|
|Lyme disease||Presence. All travellers should protect themselves against tick bites.|
|Transmission, Symptoms and Prevention – Rabies||For travelers at high risk of animal bites or being involved in activities with bats, dogs and other mammals. Clients who plan to visit remote areas may consider receiving this vaccine. Important to note the pre-exposure rabies vaccine is administered in 2 doses with one week interval between doses. Post-exposure vaccination is always recommended, even for those previously vaccinated.|
|Turista – Traveler’s Diarrhea (ETEC)||Talk to your health care professional about the risks and precautionary measures to take, as well as the Dukoral® vaccine. Important to note that the Dukoral vaccine is an oral vaccine given in 2 doses, recommended at least 2 weeks prior to departure.|
MEDICAL CARES IN ARMENIA
In Armenia, access to health care is very limited outside of major cities. Most of the medical facilities in the country are located in Yerevan. But they unfortunately often lack adequate medical equipment and properly trained staff. The Ministry of Health advises foreigners to go to the 4th Yerevan City Polyclinic if they need medical attention, as it provides good basic care, as well as a wide array of specific services. The Malatia and European Medical Centers also offer reliable health care.
In case of emergency, call 103, 15-536-641 or 51-43.
Most of the medicines used in Armenia come from Russia. All pharmaceutical products undergo quality checks and their prices are determined by the government. But the country sometimes faces shortages of specific medicines. It is possible to purchase drugs without a medical prescription in Armenia. But it is safer to bring your own medical supplies.
In case of emergency, dial:
- police: 102
- medical assistance: 103
- firefighters: 101