Preventative Medicine Specialist Questions Bacterial Infections

I am planning to travel to Africa for work in the next month. Do I need to get vaccinated?

I am planning on traveling to Africa in the coming month. Should I get vaccinated for any infections? If so, what am I required to get before I travel?

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Below is a list of vaccine-preventable travel-related diseases that are not covered by routine adult vaccinations:

Hepatitis A
Hepatitis B
Typhoid and paratyphoid fever
Meningococcal disease
Yellow Fever
Rabies
Japanese Encephalitis
Yes, but which vaccinations and Malaria prophylaxis medications you need depend on what areas you are visiting in Africa. I recommend you see your Personal Physician. He/she and you can get the information needed from the CDC at this website: https://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/destinations/list/