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Russia Travel Health Advice

Travellers to Russia are advised to get vaccinations for hepatitis A and hepatitis B, to be up to date on vaccinations for tetanus-diphtheria and MMR (measles, mumps, rubella), and to consider vaccinations for typhoid, rabies and Japanese encephalitis if they are long-term travellers and/or spending time in rural areas.

Drinking water should be treated; bottled water is readily available. Local state medical facilities are of a low standard, however, and visitors are strongly advised to have full insurance for medical treatment and accidents should they require private care. Blood transfusions should not be performed in Russia, due to uncertainties concerning the blood supply. Essential medications and supplies may be limited.

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Diphtheria, Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, HIV/AIDS and Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Japanese encephalitis, Rabies, Tetanus, Tuberculosis, Typhoid fever

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