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Mongolia Health Care and Vaccinations

Title Special precautions
Typhoid Sometimes
Yellow Fever No
Tetanus Yes
Malaria No
Rabies Sometimes
Hepatitis A Yes
Hepatitis B Sometimes

Health Care

Travel insurance is a must. Health care facilities are improving in Ulaanbaatar and provincial capitals but in serious medical emergencies, you may require evacuation to Beijing or Seoul. The number to call for an ambulance is 103.

The NHS site recommends visitors to have seasonal flu vaccine, MMR (measles, mumps & rubella), as well as vaccines required for occupational risk of exposure, lifestyle risks and underlying medical conditions. The CDC site recommends visitors to have MMR (measles, mumps & rubella), diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis vaccine, varicella (chickenpox) vaccine, polio vaccine, and your yearly flu shot.

Food and Drink

Tap water is not recommended for drinking, so bring a water bottle and some water purification tablets with you. You can also buy bottled water. Dairy products are usually unpasteurised so consume with care if you have a sensitive stomach.

Other Risks

Vaccinations against Hepatitis A and Tetanus are advised. Take care around dogs as rabies is prevalent. Any bite from a dog should be immediately treated at a hospital. Hypothermia is a risk in winter; visitors should dress warmly and in layers. Injuries caused by a fall from a horse are common among foreign tourists in summer.

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