Chad Travel Health Advice
Chad is a malaria area and prophylaxis is recommended for all travellers; consult with your doctor to decide which malaria medication will suit you best. Vaccinations are recommended for hepatitis A, hepatitis B, typhoid and meningococcus (during the dry season between November and June). A yellow fever vaccination is required for entry to Chad for any persons arriving from countries with a yellow fever risk. Travellers may also be advised to ensure they are up to date on vaccinations for tetanus-diphtheria (every 10 years), MMR (measles, mumps, rubella), and polio. Those who intend to spend a lot of time outdoors and who may be at risk of animal bites should consider a rabies vaccination. The infection rates of HIV Aids in Chad are alarmingly high and visitors are advised to take precautions where necessary. Travellers should drink only bottled, filtered, boiled or chemically-treated water.
Medical facilities in Chad are extremely limited and travellers should ensure they have comprehensive health insurance as the treatment of any serious ailment will most likely require medical evacuation. As medicines are in short supply any medication required should be taken along in its original packaging and accompanied by a signed and dated note from a doctor detailing what the medication is and why it is needed.
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