Over the last 2-3 decades, international tourism in India has expanded enormously, causing exposure of travellers in different areas of the world to various diseases. In the protection of the exposed persons immunisation plays an important function. The aim of this study was to evaluate awareness and knowledge among Eastern India travellers of yellow fever and other travel immunizations. In the cross-sectional study participants were approached at Yellow Fever Vaccination Clinic at All India Institute of Medical Sciences in Bhubaneswar. In order to investigate the connection of numerous factors with travel vaccination awareness, bivariate and multivariate logistic regression were conducted. The majority of participants included men and were aged 15–45 years and married, graduates and workers. The majority of participants visited South Africa. Only 57.3 percent were informed of any vaccines on the journey. Only 37.5 percent recognised that a lifelong immunity is given to the yellow fever vaccine. Higher education, employment and past vaccine history were substantially related with awareness of travel vaccines during multivariate logistic regression.

Travel awareness is vital for the prevention of dangerous illnesses, such as yellow fever. In order to preclude the occurrence of travel-bound diseases, vital information on diseases in various areas and the availability of preventative vaccines must be distributed to travellers.

Reference: https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/21645515.2020.1757988