Travel Vaccines for the United Arab Emirates

If you are visiting the United Arab Emirates you may be visiting one of the seven emirates that make up the country which include Abu Dhabi, Ajman, Dubai, Fujairah, Ras al-Khaimah, Sharjah, and Umm al-Quwain. There are endless numbers of activities for every type of traveler and food for every person’s taste. Staying safe with a travel vaccine to these locations is crucial.

Do you need Vaccines to travel to the United Arab Emirates?

Yes. The CDC recommends the following vaccines if you are traveling to the United Arab Emirates. Some are recommended however some may be required. The vaccinations include Meningitis, Pneumonia, Chickenpox, TDAP (Diphtheria-Tetanus-Pertussis), Flu (Influenza), Measles-Mumps-Rubella (MMR), Polio, Shingles, COVID-19, Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, Malaria, Measles, Rabies, Typhoid, Anthrax, and Yellow Fever.

Recommended Travel Vaccines for the United Arab Emirates

Recommended Travel VaccineVaccine Details
COVID-19It is recommended that all travelers be up to date with their COVID-19 Vaccine, whether it be first, second, or booster shots.
Hepatitis AThe CDC recommends the Hepatitis A vaccination to travelers of all ages. Please call for specifics.
Hepatitis BThe CDC recommends the Hepatitis B vaccination to travelers of all ages.
MalariaIt is highly recommended that you take prescription medication for Malaria when traveling to many countries. Reference the above map to verify.
RabiesA Rabies vaccine would be necessary if you were planning to be around dogs or wildlife. Rabid dogs are common in many countries. Reference the above map to verify.
TyphoidThe Typhoid Vaccine is recommended to the majority of travelers.
Yellow Fever9 months or older, traveling to Africa or South America
AnthraxThis vaccine may be required if you are a government employee.

Routine Vaccines when traveling to the United Arab Emirates

Routine VaccinesVaccine Details
ChickenpoxThe CDC recommends that children under the age of 13 have 2 doses as long as the second does is 3 months after the first dose. If over 13, get doses at least 28 days apart.
TDAP (Diphtheria-Tetanus-Pertussis)It is recommended that everyone get the TDAP vaccine according to the CDC.
Flu (influenza)Based on CDC recommendations, anyone 6 months or older should receive the flu vaccine.
Measles-Mumps-Rubella (MMR)The CDC recommends a dose of the MMR Vaccine to infants from 6 to 11 months that are traveling.
PolioThe CDC recommends Polio Vaccines in booster doses to adults who received their initial shot as a child. The series is recommended for those that are unvaccinated or do not know their vaccination status.
ShinglesThe CDC recommends the shingles vaccine for adults ages 50 years and older and the doses should be given 2 to 6 months apart.
MeningitisRecommended for any individual who does not have the vaccination and or is considered a risk.
PneumoniaThere are multiple types of pneumonia vaccines meant to protect against pneumococcal disease. Review each vaccine on the CDC website.

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