Located at the heart of Central Europe, next to Germany and Austria, the Czech Republic is incredibly fascinating. This young nation is only independent since a little more than two decades. And it hides a true jewel : the magical city of Prague, which takes its visitors on a captivating journey, filled with history and culture. But the Czech Republic has so much more to offer… Beyond the mass tourism of its beautiful capital city lies a genuine country deserving to be discovered, where small rivers surrounded by hilly landscapes speckled with magnificent ancient castles and picturesque villages await the travelers.
INFORMATIONS ABOUT HEALTH
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.
CZECH REPUBLIC – RECOMMENDED VACCINES
|Hepatitis A||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|
|Hepatitis B||Consider for most travelers; recommended for those who might be exposed to blood or other body fluids, have sexual contact with the local population, or be exposed through medical treatment (e.g., for an accident).|
|Tick-borne Encephalitis||Presence. All travellers should protect themselves against tick bites.|
|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.|
|Antibiotics Traveler’s Diarrhea||Azithromycin or Suprax|
MEDICAL CARESThe Czech Republic hosts numerous hospitals and clinics offering health care of excellent quality. If you require medical assistance while traveling in the Czech Republic, you can go to the Motol University Hospital in Prague. This is the biggest medical center in the country and it provides care for both minor and major traumas. The Na Homocle Hospital is another good establishment in the capital city. In case of emergency in the Czech Republic, call 155. But be aware that the waiting time can be long. If you are in Prague, you can contact ambulance services at 112. Pharmacies in the Czech Republic are accessible 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Quality medicines can thus be purchased at any time. But always bring your own first aid kit.
CZECH REPUBLIC – PRAGUE
Dial 112 for emergency assistance.