Lying at the heart of Central Asia, Uzbekistan is one of the most fascinating former Soviet Republics. Once at the crossroads of powerful civilizations and part of the mythical Silk Road, Uzbekistan has the most impressive archaeological and historical sites in Central Asia. The country has a great Islamic heritage, with sublime mosques, medressas and mausoleums. Uzbekistan also has beautiful natural wonders and curiosities, like the very fast disappearing Aral Sea, intriguing vast deserts and majestic mountains. If the arid climate of Uzbekistan is quite harsh, the welcoming local population is totally the opposite, hospitality remaining an essential part of Uzbek culture.
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.
UZBEKISTAN – RECOMMENDED VACCINES
|Hepatitis A||Recommended for all travelers.|
|Hepatitis B||Recommended for all travelers.|
|Causes, Symptoms & Treatment – Typhoid fever||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|
|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.|
|Antimalarials Recommended||Malarone, Doxycycline or Mefloquine|
|Antibiotics Traveler’s Diarrhea||Azithromycin or Suprax|
In Uzbekistan, access to medical care is limited. The country regularly faces shortages of medicines and medical supplies such as disposable syringes, anesthetics and antibiotics. If you require medical assistance in Uzbekistan, go to the Tashkent International Medical Clinic. The MDS-Servis Clinic, also in the capital, is an alternative, but the doctors and medical staff here don’t speak English. Serious medical issues require an air evacuation to another country.
In case of emergency in Uzbekistan, call 03. For a private ambulance, you can contact the MDS-Servis Clinic at 080.
Access to quality medicines in Uzbekistan can be difficult. Don’t buy drugs sold on the black market. It is safer to bring your own medical supplies in sufficient quantities when traveling to the country.
Violent incidents have occurred in the mountainous border area where Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan meet.
UZBEKISTAN – TASHKENT
In case of emergency, dial:
- police: 102
- medical assistance: 103
- firefighters: 101