What vaccinations and medicines are required for travel to Eastern Europe?

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    "Eastern Europe" is very generic term, I think you should be more precise.
    – psur
    Commented Nov 28, 2012 at 17:44

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"Eastern Europe" is kind of a broad term, and depending on definition may consist of quite different countries.

In any case, Grzenio is right in that the recommended vaccinations are pretty much the same as for Western Europe (or North America). (MastaBaba is also right that these are recommendations, not requirements.) To be more specific:

Vaccines recommended for all

Vaccines also to be considered, based on a personal risk estimate

Source: rokote.fi, a Finnish website whose recommendations come from the National Institute for Health and Welfare

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    Worth mentioning, that for example TBE is only relevant if you're going to countryside or forests. Not relevant if you only planning to do sightseeing in cities.
    – vartec
    Commented Nov 29, 2012 at 16:30
  • +1 Your list corresponds to what I what I have been told but contradicts your first paragraph: TBE and Hepatitis B are less of an issue in Western than Central or Eastern Europe.
    – Relaxed
    Commented Feb 16, 2014 at 12:39

As far as I know the recommended vaccinations are pretty much the same as in Western Europe. Depending where you are from obviously, you should have taken them when you were a child.

Having said that, it is always useful to discuss it with your local travel clinic.


Depending where you want to travel to you could check out the CDC destination page, which gives you a list of countries and possibly required vaccinations.

Though it may be more beneficial to give an indication of where exactly you're going to get a more definitive or streamed down list.

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    From the top of my mind, I don't think vaccinations are required for any destination in eastern Europe, though plenty might be advised.
    – MastaBaba
    Commented Nov 28, 2012 at 6:49
  • @MastaBaba From having lived there and having traveled extensively standard US vaccination set is more then sufficient though in Ukraine/Russia/Belorussia rural areas Cholera vaccination might be prudent.
    – Karlson
    Commented Nov 28, 2012 at 13:58

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