Health Considerations & Inoculatinos
You should be up to date on routine vaccinations while traveling to any destination. Some vaccines may also be required for travel.
- I. Routine Vaccines: Make sure you are up-to-date on routine vaccines before every trip. These vaccines include:
- Measles-Mumps-Rubella (MMR) Vaccine
Diphtheria-Tetanus-Pertussis (DTP) Vaccine
Varicella (chickenpox) Vaccine
Annual flu shot
- Government Required Vaccines: Yellow Fever Vaccine – Country Entry Requirement for Ghana
The government of Ghana REQUIRES proof of yellow fever vaccination for all travelers, except infants. See more information on yellow fever recommendations and requirements for Ghana.
Get travel vaccines and medicines because there is a risk of these diseases in the country you are visiting.Hepatitis A – The CDC recommends this vaccine because you can get hepatitis A through contaminated food or water in Ghana, regardless of where you are eating or staying.
Note: It is not uncommon for first-time or infrequent travelers to arrive in another country and feel mildly sick for the first day or two. This is a common adjustment for the body. Different foods, flora and conditions take a bit of getting used to. After the first 24-48 hours, your body typically adjusts to this and all is well. However, if you do find yourself in a situation where you are not adjusting, or in a situation where you return home and experience sickness within a month after travel, consult your physician.
We find that the following general information for travelers regarding health from the CDC is particularly helpful: http://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/page/traveler-information-center.