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Diseases and Vaccines Included

Communicable Diseases of Public Health Significance

Make-shift shelters serve as homes for refugees in Dadaab refugee camp in Kenya

Make-shift shelters serve as homes for refugees in Dadaab refugee camp in Kenya

These currently include:

  1. Tuberculosis
  2. Syphilis
  3. Chancroid
  4. Gonorrhea
  5. Granuloma Inguinale
  6. Lymphogranuloma Venereum
  7. Hansen's Disease (Leprosy)

Vaccine-Preventable Diseases

Women waiting on a bench at Al-Arafa clinic. Child appears in front of the shot

Women waiting on a bench at Al-Arafa clinic

These currently include:

  1. Mumps
  2. Measles
  3. Rubella
  4. Polio
  5. Tetanus
  6. Diphtheria
  7. Pertussis
  8. Haemophilus influenzae Type B
  9. Rotavirus
  10. Hepatitis A
  11. Hepatitis B
  12. Meningocococcal disease
  13. Varicella
  14. Pneumococcal pneumonia
  15. Influenza

Other vaccinations against vaccine-preventable diseases recommended by the Advisory Committee for Immunization Practices currently include rotavirus, hepatitis A, meningococcal disease, varicella, pneumococcal pneumonia, and influenza. Note that each set of Technical Instructions for medical examination of aliens has an addendum regarding the vaccination requirements for immigrants.

 
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