As we travel internationally, we may be exposed to certain diseases that are rare in the United States. Fortunately, the risk of catching these diseases is still quite low since we will be on site for only a short time and will be eating properly prepared food, etc. However, since it is impossible to eliminate all risk, there are a variety of vaccines and immunizations that provide prevention against many of the most serious infectious diseases in the world that we ask each delegation member consider receiving.
Please consult the Centers for Disease Control website for vaccines and immunizations that are recommended for Zambia. The CDC recommends most travelers be up-to-date on measles as well as your routine vaccines such as MMR. In addition, most travelers get Hepatitis A, Typhoid and a Malaria prophylactic.
In addition, pay special attention to the potential need for a Yellow Fever vaccine and proof if you transit through certain countries in Africa such as Kenya.
Always consult your physician on vaccines and immunizations prior to travel.