Hello! I've booked a 10 day trip to Armenia and Georgia from mid May and I am just reading the Bradt Guide to Armenia at the moment (edition 3) and it is putting shivers down my neck reading what it says about health and diseases and the need for immunisation. It says "all travellers to Armenia should ensure they are up to date with immunisation against tetanus , polio, and diphtheria , and hepatitis A.....tuberculosis is very common.... " But the really scary bit to me is what it says about the danger of picking up tick-borne encephalitis. Now I may not go walking much in the forested areas where it is supposed to be most prevalent , but hey , it certainly would put me on edge thinking about it.
It did not enter my head that I could need to get injections before visiting Armenia , and if it really is a necessity I may not have enough time left in which to get them. So Im really keen to know is it essential to get these vaccines?Edited: 8:23 pm, April 27, 2012