Do I need a booster for vaccines which I had in childhood?

Q. Do I need a booster for vaccines which I had in childhood?

Answered by
Dr. Pooja Pardhi
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on Jul 26, 2018 and last reviewed on: Jul 25, 2023

Hi doctor,

I am a photographer and would likely venture into so many remote areas. I will obtain appropriate malaria prophylaxis before traveling to remote areas and have a large supply of DEET and Permethrin mosquito repellent.

I want to be sure that I am up-to-date with all of my vaccines and that there is nothing I am missing. I have attached a typed record of my vaccine history.

I read that some adults may need a polio booster and typhoid pills or a typhoid vaccine. Do you suggest these? Do I need a booster for any of the vaccines I had as a child? Am I missing any other shots?



Welcome to I appreciate your attention to your health and the steps you've taken to stay protected. Considering the vaccines you've already received, I would recommend getting the typhoid and pneumococcal vaccine to further safeguard your health. Since you've completed most of the polio doses, there's no need for any booster dose at the moment. Wishing you a safe and enjoyable trip!

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