I am due to fly from Delhi to Dublin, Ireland on the 14th of September 2019, with a layover in Istanbul.

Do I need Meningitis-C Vaccination?

  • What are you traveling to Ireland for? Just tourism?
    – MJeffryes
    Sep 12 '19 at 9:00

No. It's not on the list of the CDC recommended vaccinations for Ireland, which include:

Required: Measles Infants (6 through 11 months old): 1 dose of measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine before travel. This dose does not count as the first dose in the routine childhood vaccination series. People 12 months old or older, with no evidence of immunity or no written documentation of any doses: 2 doses of MMR vaccine before travel. The 2 doses must be given 28 days apart. People 12 months old or older who have written documentation of 1 dose and no other evidence of immunity: 1 additional dose before travel, at least 28 days after the previous dose.


Make sure you are up-to-date on routine vaccines before every trip. These vaccines include measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine, diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis vaccine, varicella (chickenpox) vaccine, polio vaccine, and your yearly flu shot.

And others may require Hep A, Hep B and Rabies. See the link for more information.

  • It's not bad advice in general but Ireland is famously rabies free and polio isn't really an issue either but it doesn't hurt.
    – user59310
    Sep 16 '19 at 13:41

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