Vaccination against cholera isn’t routinely needed for most travellers.
But in some cases it may be recommended for aid workers and people likely to have limited access to medical services – for example, people working in refugee camps or after natural disasters.
Most cases of cholera are confined to regions of the world with poor sanitation and water hygiene, such as parts of:
The vaccine is usually given as a drink in 2 separate doses, taken 1 to 6 weeks apart.
Children aged 2 to 6 years old should have a third dose taken 1 to 6 weeks after the second dose.
You should make sure you have the final dose of this vaccine at least a week before you travel.
A single booster dose or full revaccination is usually recommended if you have previously been vaccinated against cholera and you’re planning to travel to an area where the infection is common.