Travel Vaccinations for Japan
The table below provides a general guide as to the Travel Vaccinations that may be advised to you for travel to Japan.
The Vaccinations and Medications that are needed for travel vary from person-to-person. Everyone should have a personal risk assessment with a travel health professional to take into account a range of factors such as itinerary, medical condition, occupational and lifestyle risk factors and previous vaccination history.
|Vaccination||All Travellers||Most Travellers||Some Travellers||Major Risk|
|MMR||Yes||Person-to-Person||MMR, measles mumps rubella, course of two||£50|
|DTaP||Yes||Person-to-Person||Tetanus, diphtheria polio, single dose||£40|
|Typhoid||Yes||Contaminated Food and Water||Typhoid, single Dose||£50|
|Hepatitis A||Yes||Contaminated Food and Water||Hepatitis A, single Dose||£60|
|Hepatitis B||Yes||Body Fluids, Medical Intervention||Hepatitis B, course of three||£55|
|Japanese Encephalitis||Yes||Mosquitoes||Japanese encephalitis, Course of Two||£90|
|Rabies||Yes||Infected Animals||Rabies, course of three||£65|
|Tick-Borne Encephalitis||Yes||Ticks||Tic borne encephalitis, course of three||£70|
Advice for Travellers to all Destinations
Further Travel Health Advice for Japan
Japan, the land of the rising sun, is an archipelago of over 6,800 islands. Modernity and tradition sit side-by-side in this culturally exciting country. Tokyo is arguably the largest and most technologically advanced city in the world with over 30 million inhabitants. Enjoy the famous cherry blossoms, climb Mount Fuji or indulge in sushi and sashimi. Prior to your trip, make sure you are protected by ensuring you are up-to-date with all of the immunisations and vaccinations required for travel to Japan.
Drinking Water is generally safe to drink throughout Japan.
Food and Drink
Japan offers travellers with a wide variety of interesting food and drink options. Food standards are very high in Japan and most travellers need not take any special precautions.
Seeking Treatment Abroad
Japan has a modern and extensive health system. Ensure that you have appropriate travel and health insurance prior to travel.
Travel and Health Insurance
Ensure that you are covered by appropriate health and travel health insurance prior to your departure.
Japan is a welcoming and friendly country. Take the usually precautions required visiting any large metropolitan city.