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Located on the horn of Africa, Djibouti is one of busiest shipping sites in the world. Due its prime location and access to various regions, it holds the only permanent United States military base in Africa.

Although it is small in size, there are many different kinds of landscapes throughout the country including volcanos, desert, salt lakes, limestone, hot springs, and islands.

The official language of the country is French (mostly spoken by the upper class) and Arabic.

The majority of Djibouti holds two different ethnic groups: the Issa and the Afar and about 93% of the country practice Islam. The rest of the country practices Christianity.

The capital city of Djibouti, Djibouti City, holds 70% of the entire country’s population. Djibouti’s other major cities include Ali Sabieh, Tadjourah, and Dikhil.

Recommended Travel Vaccinations for Djibouti

Hepatitis A Food & Water Recommended for most travellers
Hepatitis B Blood & Body Fluids Accelerated schedule available
Typhoid Food & Water Shot lasts 2 years. Oral vaccine lasts 5 years, must be able to swallow pills. Oral doses must be kept in refrigerator.
Cholera Food & Water A risk in some regions. Especially recommended for those visiting rural areas.
Yellow Fever Mosquito Required if travelling from a country with risk of yellow fever transmission.
Rabies Saliva of Infected Animals High risk country. Vaccine recommended for long-term travellers and those who may come in contact with animals.
Polio Food & Water Proof of vaccination required for stays over 4 weeks. Active infection in some parts of country. Cases reported in last 12 months.

Routine Vaccinations for Djibouti

Measles Mumps Rubella (MMR) Various Vectors Given to anyone unvaccinated and/or born after 1957. One time adult booster recommended.
TDAP (Tetanus, Diphtheria & Pertussis) Wounds & Airborne Only one adult booster of pertussis required.
Chickenpox Direct Contact & Airborne Given to those unvaccinated that did not have chickenpox.
Shingles Direct Contact Vaccine can still be given if you have had shingles.
Pneumonia Airborne Two vaccines given seperately. All 65+ or immunocompromised should receive both.
Influenza Airborne Vaccine components change annually.
Meningitis Airborne & Direct Contact Given to anyone unvaccinated or at an increased risk, especially students.

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