Vaccinations of International Travelers

Document Type : Letter to Editor


1 Medical Academic Center, Bangkok, Thailand

2 Hainan Medical University, Hainan, China


We read the publication “Vaccinations of International Travelers” with great interest. Pavli et al concluded that “vaccination recommendations should be improved for the travellers to sub-Saharan Africa” and noted that “individualized and more selective pre-travel recommendations are needed taking in consideration the purpose and duration of travel, the area and place of stay.” In fact, the vaccination requirement is a general rule in travel medicine, and the required vaccinations are usually checked during the immigration process in several countries. In our country, as a tourist destination, a similar rule is applied. The findings on the rate of vaccination against important diseases among travelers in the present report should be further discussed. African destinations require some vaccinations, such as for yellow fever. Sometimes, travelers might neglect this requirement and not get the vaccination before traveling ... (Read more...)

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  2. 2. Schlagenhauf P, Chen LH. Yellow Fever importation to China - a failure of pre- and post-travel control systems? Int J Infect Dis. 2017;60:91-92. doi:10.1016/j.ijid.2017.06.003.
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Volume 5, Issue 4 - Serial Number 19
December 2017
Pages 144-144
  • Receive Date: 28 August 2017
  • Revise Date: 12 September 2017
  • Accept Date: 12 September 2017
  • First Publish Date: 01 December 2017