The World Cup is about to kick off. If you’re planning to visit Russia and watch some games in person, here’s some travel advice from one of our expert travel nurses at Fleet Street Clinic, Anna Chapman.
Travellers to Russia should be up to date with measles, mumps and rubella (usually given in childhood), Hepatitis A and Diphtheria, Tetanus and Polio.
Russia also has a risk of:-
- Rabies, a virus spread through the bite or scratch of an animal (mainly dogs, cats and bats). It requires 3 vaccinations ideally before departure which can be given over a rapid schedule of 3 weeks.
- Hepatitis B, a virus spread through blood and bodily fluids. It requires 3 vaccinations ideally before departure which can be given over a rapid schedule of 3 weeks.
- Tick-borne encephalitis – a bacteria which is spread via tick bites or eating unpasteurised dairy products, primarily in the summer months. It does appear that the stadiums are in cities, but if there are any additions to travel remotely where people will be spending lots of time outdoors, this could be considered.
As always, make sure you take precautions with food and water and pack basic medications and first aid supplies. We have several medical kits available to purchase online.
FLEET STREET TRAVEL CLINIC
By Anna Chapman | Travel Nurse | June 2018