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Tajikistan Health Care and Vaccinations

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

Health Care

Standards of health care are low. As the domestic health service is plagued by shortages of medicines and drugs, travellers are advised to take antibiotics and any prescription medicines, contact lens solutions and a first-aid kit containing basic medicines and water treatment tablets. Although fees for health services are low, health insurance is recommended.

Food and Drink

All water should be regarded as being a potential health risk. Water used for drinking, brushing teeth or making ice should have first been boiled or otherwise sterilised. Milk is pasteurised and dairy products are safe for consumption. Only eat well-cooked meat and fish, preferably served hot. Vegetables should be cooked and fruit peeled.

Other Risks

Vaccination sometimes required for tick-borne encephalitis.

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