Vaccination of travelers: how far have we come and where are we going?
2011 (English)In: Expert review of vaccines, ISSN 1744-8395, Vol. 10, no 11, 1609-20 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Vaccine recommendations are a prominent part of health preparations before international travel. We review progress made in the past decade regarding vaccines used primarily by persons traveling from high-income countries to low- and middle-income countries. The combined hepatitis A-B vaccine, the recently licensed Vero cell-derived Japanese encephalitis vaccine and conjugated quadrivalent meningococcal vaccines are discussed. This article provides updates on yellow fever vaccine-associated visceral and neurologic adverse events, indications for influenza vaccine in travelers, the rapid immunization schedule for tick-borne encephalitis vaccine, schedules for postexposure rabies prophylaxis, and new insights about oral cholera vaccines following the outbreak in Haiti. The future should bring vaccines for serogroup B Neiserria meningitidis, dengue and malaria, as well as an inactivated yellow fever vaccine.
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2011. Vol. 10, no 11, 1609-20 p.
Public Health, Global Health, Social Medicine and Epidemiology
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-53185DOI: 10.1586/erv.11.138PubMedID: 22043959OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-53185DiVA: diva2:510193