Abu Dhabi Vaccinations for Visiting the UAE
There are no Abu Dhabi vaccinations that are compulsory for
to the UAE (except if arriving from areas of high risk to yellow
We have gathered the recommended Abu Dhabi
Vaccinations from the NHS (National Health Service UK) and their
supporting travel health websites.
If you are visiting the UAE
for more than 6 months duration the following vaccinations are
- This is an airborne serious throat infection. The vaccination lasts
approx 10 years old after which a booster is required.
(BCG) - The vaccine contains live bacteria which, after 4
to 8 weeks, produces a small wound followed by scar after
- Hepatitis A
- Hep A can be contracted via contaminated food and water. Vaccination
consists of two injections about 12 months apart, which protects for up
to 25 years. A hepA/hepB combination vaccination is available.
- Hepatitis B
- Hep B can be contracted via through infected blood, sexual activities
and, in small children, through saliva. The vaccination consists of 2
vaccinations about 4 weeks apart and a third 6 months later. The
vaccination protects for 25 years.
- The vaccination consists of 3 injections at day 0, 7 and 28 and must
therefore start 4 weeks before departure. Vaccination protects for 5
-Tetanus is contracted in a fresh wound via soil. The Vaccination lasts
10yrs and is usually given in combination with the diphtheria
- Typhoid is the most serious of the Salmonella infections. There are
two types of vaccine: a single vaccination via injection which protects
up to 3 years OR a live vaccine in capsules, which is swallowed, where
three capsules are taken 2 days apart and provide protection for a
If you are visiting Abu
Dhabi for less than 6 months the following vaccinations are
- Hepatitis A (infectious hepatitis)
For accurate and up to date vaccination information we
recommend you check the following site before travel.
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