Iran Health Care and Vaccinations

Title Special precautions

Diphtheria

Yes

Hepatitis A

Yes

Malaria

Sometimes

Rabies

Sometimes

Tetanus

Yes

Typhoid

Sometimes

Yellow Fever

No*

* A yellow fever vaccination certificate is required from all travellers coming from infected areas.

Health facilities are limited in remote areas. Medical insurance is essential.

Food and drink: 

Mains water is normally chlorinated, and whilst relatively safe, may cause mild abdominal upsets. Bottled water is available and is advised for the first few weeks of the stay. Pasteurised milk is available; unpasteurised milk should be boiled. Powdered or tinned milk is available and is advised. Avoid dairy products which are likely to have been made from unboiled milk. Only eat well-cooked meat and fish. Vegetables should be cooked and fruit peeled.

Other risks: 

Bilharzia (schistosomiasis) is present in southwestern Iran; avoid swimming and paddling in stagnant water. Travellers’ diarrhoea is relatively common. Diarrhoeal diseases are common. Hepatitis B occurs. Rabies is present. For those at high risk, vaccination before arrival should be considered. If you are bitten, seek medical advice without delay.

SOURCE:http://www.worldtravelguide.net/iran/health

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