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Travel health and vaccine advice for Ukraine
Ukraine

Ukraine is the largest country lying entirely in Europe. And it has absolutely everything you would expect from such a big nation : a rich history, an incredible variety of landscapes and a fascinating diversity of cultures and traditions. At the crossroads of Europe and Asia, Ukraine has always been coveted and its territory was contested, ruled and divided by a myriad of powerful dynasties, kingdoms and empires. Ukraine has something for everyone, from endless golden wheat fields dotted with remote farms to lovely sandy beaches and gorgeous forested mountains. But above all, Ukraine is home to one of the most lovable population on Earth.

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.

UKRAINE – 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.
Polio One-time booster recommended for any adult traveler who completed the childhood series but never had polio vaccine as an adult (after 18 years old only).
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.

RECOMMENDED MEDICATIONS

Antibiotics Traveler’s Diarrhea Azithromycin or Suprax

MEDICAL CARES

The medical infrastructure in Ukraine is sufficient to provide adequate routine health care, but it remains far below Western standards. Hospital facilities in the country lack specific medical equipment and medicines. If you require medical care in Ukraine, you can go to the American Medical Centers in Kiev or to the Lifeline Medical Clinic in the Beresneki region. Serious health issues require an air evacuation to another country.

In case of emergency in Ukraine, call 03. If you wish a private ambulance, you can contact Medicom at 432 8888.

Numerous pharmacies are found in the major cities in Ukraine, but they are not well supplied. The country faces regular medicine shortages. It is strongly advised that you bring your own medicines in sufficient quantities, especially if you need very specific treatments.

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Emergency services

In case of emergency, dial:

  • police: 102
  • medical assistance: 103
  • firefighters: 101
  • general emergencies: 112 (from cell phones only)