Vaccination Recommended for Special Occupations and Lifestyles
The thirty something generation in India has received the most important vaccines required for our environment. People in age groups lower than thirty have been progressively better protected. Still, it would be wise to check out the following table to see if you have been protected from diseases you may be susceptible to if you are in the specified occupations.
|Hospital Worker, Laboratory Worker and Other Health-Care Personnel
||Hepatitis B, Influenza, Measles, Rubella, Mumps, Polio
||Hepatitis B, Influenza
|Staff of Institutions for the Mentally Disabled
|Veterinarians and Animal Handlers
|People who work with animal hides, furs, wool, animal, hair, bristles
Hepatitis B vaccination is recommended if you are a:
- Homosexual Male
- Injecting Drug User
- Heterosexual person with multiple sexual partners or have recently acquired a sexually transmitted disease
- Household Contact of HBV Carriers
Travellers are advised to check with the consulates of the countries on the itinerary for advice on vaccinations required as a safety measure while visiting. For instance, in India you dont need vaccination for Yellow Fever. But in Africa you may.
When there are specific outbreaks of diseases like plague or cholera, susceptible groups may require specific immunization.