In order to avoid infectious diseases, travellers to risk areas should turn to their own family physician or travel medicine office at least 4 weeks before the trip, for a medical examination and, if necessary, to get vaccinated. Information on other preventive measures (e.g. hygiene rules, medications) is also available from the aforementioned sources. It is worth bearing in mind that in the case of several vaccines, it will take some time before immunity is acquired. For example, when visiting yellow fever risk areas in Africa and South America, travellers should be vaccinated against yellow fever at least 10 days before the start of their trip.
Every passenger should know if they have been vaccinated according to the vaccination schedule of their year of birth. A traveller should be vaccinated against mumps, measles and rubella with two doses of the MMR vaccine, poliomyelitis (infantile paralysis), and should have been (re)vaccinated against diphtheria and tetanus within the past 10 years.
Additional preventive measures (including vaccination and prophylaxis recommendations, prevention of insect bites) arise from the epidemiological situation in the country of destination.
Travel medicine consultancy
Lääne-Tallinna Keskhaigla Merimetsa Infectious Diseases Clinic
Paldiski mnt 62, Tel 659 8594 (information and ja pre-registration)
Confido Private Medical Clinic
Tel: +372 6299 277
Time booking: www.confido.ee/en
Qvalitas Medical Centre
Tallinn, Pärnu mnt 102c
Tel 6 501 500 (pre-registration)
Sinu Arst Health Centre
Tallinn, Narva mnt 7, I entrance/3th floor
Tel 6 616 036 (pre-registration)
Tartu University Hospital
Tartu, Puusepa 8 cabinet J1116.
Pre-registration tel 7319 100.
SA Pärnu Hospital
Ristiku 1, cabinet C110
Registration tel. 447 3300
IVKH Travel medicine cabinet
Tervise 1a, Kohtla-Järve
Puru Polikliinik, cabinet H2022
Tel. 3378 755
Registration 3322 188
Vaccination takes place on Thursday.
Travel medicine cabinet
Jaama street 34, Jõhvi, 1th floor, cabinet nr 19.
Information and registration tel: 3331105; 5843466.