The following vaccines may be recommended for your travel to Turkey. Discuss your travel plans and personal health with a health-care provider to determine which vaccines you will need.
- Hepatitis A: transmission of hepatitis A virus can occur through direct person-to-person contact; through exposure to contaminated water, ice, or shellfish harvested in contaminated water; or from fruits, vegetables, or other foods that are eaten uncooked and that were contaminated during harvesting or subsequent handling.
- Hepatitis B: especially if you might be exposed to blood or body fluids or be exposed through medical treatment.
- Malaria: if you are traveling to a malaria-risk area in this region, see your health care provider for a prescription anti-malarial drug.
- Rabies pre-exposure vaccination: if you might have extensive unprotected outdoor exposure in rural areas, such as might occur during camping, hiking, or bicycling, or engaging in certain occupational activities.
- Typhoid vaccine: typhoid fever can be contracted through contaminated drinking water or food, or by eating food or drinking beverages that have been handled by a person who is infected. Large outbreaks are most often related to contamination of water supplies or foods sold by street vendors.
- As needed, booster doses for tetanus-diphtheria, measles, and a one-time dose of polio vaccine for adults.