Immunisation, vaccine and travel advice for Kuwait.


Travellers should be up to date with routinely recommended vaccinations according to the routine UK immunisation programme.


Hepatitis A
Vaccination recommended for travellers whose activities put them at increased risk, including those who are staying with or visiting the local population, frequent and/or long-stay travellers to areas where sanitation and food hygiene are likely to be poor, those with existing medical conditions such as liver disease or haemophilia, men who have sex with men, people who inject drugs, those who may be exposed to the virus through their work, and those going to areas of hepatitis A outbreaks who have limited access to safe water and medical care.

Hepatitis B
Vaccination recommended for travellers whose activities or medical history put them at increased risk, including those who may have unprotected sex, those who may be exposed to contaminated needles (eg, through injecting drug use or receiving medical or dental care), those who may be exposed to blood or body fluids through their work (eg, health workers), long-stay travellers, those who are participating in contact sports and families adopting children from this country.

Vaccination recommended for travellers who are at increased risk due to their work (eg, health workers or those working with animals).

After a complete primary course of five doses, booster doses are only recommended for travellers whose last dose was more than 10 years ago, and who are travelling to countries where medical care may not be readily accessible.

Further information

Abbreviated information provided by the National Travel Health Network and Centre (NaTHNaC). Refer to the Kuwait page on travelhealthpro.org.uk for full details.

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