Vaccinations

It is important to note that Vaccinations ARE NOT covered by your fees

  • The Center for Disease Control and Prevention makes recommendations for vaccinations
  • Yellow Fever Vaccine is needed for traveling to Uganda and Honduras. You will need to get a yellow fever card to show that you are vaccinated in Uganda or Honduras
  • Malaria Vaccine is needed for traveling to Uganda, Honduras, and Ghana. There are many different types of antimalarials, so The Center for Disease Control and Prevention makes recommendations for the exact type of malaria vaccination you will need based on which country you are traveling to. Prior to the trip, a prescription is made, and the antimalarials are started a day before travel, and continue a week after return.

Vaccines and Medicines

Prepare travelers to Honduras with recommendations for vaccines and medications.

 

 RecommendationsTransmissionGuidance
Routine vaccinesRecommended for all travelersvariedImmunization schedules
Hepatitis ARecommended for most travelers, including those with “standard” itineraries and accommodationsFecal-oral route (contaminated food and water)

Person-to-person contact

Hepatitis A (Yellow Book)

Dosing info

Hepatitis BConsider for most travelers; recommended for those who might be exposed to blood or other body fluids, have sexual contact with the local population, or be exposed through medical treatment (e.g., for an accident).Contact with blood and other body fluids:

  • Unprotected sex
  • Injection drug use
  • Contaminated transfusions
  • Exposure to human blood
  • Contaminated tattoo and piercing equipment
Hepatitis B (Yellow Book)

Dosing info

MalariaAntimalarials recommended for travelers to malaria risk areas: Present throughout the country and in Roatán and other Bay Islands. None in San Pedro Sula and Tegucigalpa. More details.Bite of infected mosquito (female Anopheles)Malaria (Yellow Book)

Considerations when choosing a drug for malaria prophylaxis (Yellow Book)

RabiesRecommended for the following groups:

  • Travelers involved in outdoor and other activities that might bring them into direct contact with dogs, bats, and other mammals (such as campers, hikers, bikers, adventure travelers, and cavers).
  • Those with occupational risks (such as veterinarians, wildlife professionals, researchers).
  • Long-term travelers and expatriates.
  • Children, because they are considered at higher risk; consider lower threshold for vaccination.
Mammal bites (including dogs, bats, other carnivores)Rabies (Yellow Book)
TyphoidRecommended for most travelers, especially those who are staying with friends or relatives; visiting smaller cities, villages, or rural areas where exposure might occur through food or water; or prone to “adventurous eating”Fecal-oral route (contaminated food and water)Typhoid (Yellow  Book)

Dosing info (Yellow Book)

Yellow FeverRequired if traveling from a country with risk of YF virus transmission and ≥1 year of age, including transit >12 hours in an airport located in a country with risk of YF virus transmission.1

Note: Yellow fever vaccine availability in the United States is currently limited. Travelers may need to schedule appointments well in advance and visit a clinic some distance away. Find the nearest clinic that has vaccine.

Bite of infected mosquitoesYellow Fever (Yellow Book)