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Ankara Travel warnings

Travel Alert - Turkish City Rocked By Second Earthquake

The Turkish city of Van has been rocked for a second time by a massive earthquake that toppled at least 18 buildings, according to Turkish media reports. Scores of people are trapped in the rubble of a six story

Travel Alert - Hundreds Feared Dead In Turkish Quake

Hundreds are feared dead in the aftermath of a 7.3 magnitude earthquake which decimated the Turkish city of Van.At least 85 people have been confirmed dead, with Turkish seismologists stating that the total number of dec

5 Things I Wish I Knew Before Going to Turkey

I'm so fortunate to spend much of my life exploring our amazing planet and I frequently get asked where my favorite destination is.  My answer is always Turkey, ranking at the summit. It's a country with so much divers

Women’s Travel Safety in Turkey

Safety is a big issue for any traveller, and safety is an even bigger issue for women – especially those who travel on their own to dangerous countries. Turkey is a country with a fairly big question mark over it in

Recommended vaccinations for Ankara

  • Diphtheria

    Diphtheria is a serious throat infection, which infects from person-to-person through the air. The vaccination should be less than 10 years old otherwise a booster is needed.

    Hepatitis A (infectious hepatitis)

    Infectious hepatitis infects through contaminated food and water. Vaccination consists of two injections about 12 months apart, which protects for up to 25 years. The first vaccination protects for 12 months.  The hepatitis A vaccine can be combined with the vaccine against hepatitis B .

    Tetanus

    Tetanus is a complication to wounds contaminated by soil. If there has been a vaccination within the past 10 years it is not necessary to give a booster in case of wounds and accidents. Tetanus vaccinations are usually given in combination with diphtheria vaccine. If you are previously vaccinated, the vaccine can be given right up to departure. - By a journey to on recommend protection against the following infections: Recommended vaccinations Starting Diphtheria 1 day Hepatitis A (infectious hepatitis) 1 week Tetanus 1 day When to start vaccinations before leaving:: If you need more information,

    Diphtheria

    Diphtheria is a serious throat infection, which infects from person-to-person through the air. The vaccination should be less than 10 years old otherwise a booster is needed.

    Hepatitis A (infectious hepatitis)

    Infectious hepatitis infects through contaminated food and water. Vaccination consists of two injections about 12 months apart, which protects for up to 25 years. The first vaccination protects for 12 months.  The hepatitis A vaccine can be combined with the vaccine against hepatitis B .

    Tetanus

    Tetanus is a complication to wounds contaminated by soil. If there has been a vaccination within the past 10 years it is not necessary to give a booster in case of wounds and accidents. Tetanus vaccinations are usually given in combination with diphtheria vaccine. If you are previously vaccinated, the vaccine can be given right up to departure. - By a journey to on recommend protection against the following infections: Recommended vaccinations Starting Diphtheria 1 day Hepatitis A (infectious hepatitis) 1 week Tetanus 1 day When to start vaccinations before leaving:: If you need more information, - By a journey to on recommend protection against the following infections: Recommended vaccinations Starting Diphtheria 1 day Hepatitis A (infectious hepatitis) 1 week Hepatitis B 3 - 4 weeks Tetanus 1 day Typhoid 1 week When to start vaccinations before leaving:: The vaccination should be less than 10 years old otherwise a booster is needed.

    Hepatitis A (infectious hepatitis)

    Infectious hepatitis infects through contaminated food and water. Vaccination consists of two injections about 12 months apart, which protects for up to 25 years. The first vaccination protects for 12 months.  The hepatitis A vaccine can be combined with the vaccine against hepatitis B .

    Hepatitis B

    Hepatitis B infects through blood, sexual activities and, in small children, through saliva. The vaccination consists of 2 vaccinations about 4 weeks apart and a third 6 months later. The protection is for at least 25 years perhaps life long.  The hepatitis B vaccine can be combined with the vaccine against hepatitis A .

    Tetanus

    Tetanus is a complication to wounds contaminated by soil. If there has been a vaccination within the past 10 years it is not necessary to give a booster in case of wounds and accidents. Tetanus vaccinations are usually given in combination with diphtheria vaccine. If you are previously vaccinated, the vaccine can be given right up to departure.

    Typhoid

    Typhoid is the most serious of the Salmonella infections. There are two types of vaccine:  1. Vaccine for injection,  one  vaccination protect up to 3 years.  2. A live vaccine in capsules, which is swallowed. Three capsules are taken 2 days apart and provide protection for a year.

    Typhoid

    Typhoid is the most serious of the Salmonella infections. There are two types of vaccine:  1. Vaccine for injection,  one  vaccination protect up to 3 years.  2. A live vaccine in capsules, which is swallowed. Three capsules are taken 2 days apart and provide protection for a year.

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