Vaccinations For India

India does not require any vaccinations for entry.

However we recommend that at least two months before departure for India, you visit a travel clinic or an individual doctor specializing in travel medicine to discuss any possible vaccinations.

We follow the vaccination guidelines of the Centers For Disease Control for India (CDC).

The CDC recommends:

Routine vaccines: Measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine, diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis vaccine, varicella (chickenpox) vaccine, polio vaccine, and your yearly flu shot.

Hepatitis A Hepatitis: You can get hepatitis A through contaminated food or water in India, regardless of where you are eating or staying.

Typhoid: You can get typhoid through contaminated food or water in India. CDC recommends this vaccine for most travelers, especially if you are staying with friends or relatives, visiting smaller cities or rural areas, or if you are an adventurous eater.

Malaria is present in some of our volunteering locations including New Delhi. Read about how to prevent and treat malaria.

Zika is a risk in India. Because Zika infection in a pregnant woman can cause serious birth defects, women who are pregnant should not travel to India. All travelers should strictly follow steps to prevent mosquito bites and sexual exposure to Zika virus during and after the trip. For more information, see Zika Virus.