Measles: countries with an outbreak

Latest update: - Authors: Mieke Croughs, Ula Maniewski-Kelner

Infants between 6 and 12 months who have not yet been vaccinated against measles can be vaccinated early and free of charge in Flanders when they travel to a country with a high risk of measles.

  • This early vaccine does not count as a full vaccination but offers short-term protection.
  • After this dose, they should receive two more vaccinations as planned in the standard vaccination schedule

For older children, it is recommended to advance the second dose when travelling to a high-risk country. This is not free of charge. However, an early second vaccination counts as a second vaccination if it is administered at least one month after the first vaccination.

Countries with measles outbreak. Early vaccination of young children is recommended.

  • Africa: Angola, Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Chad, Central African Republic, Congo (Brazzaville), Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ethiopia, Gabon, Guinea-Bissau, Guinea-Conacry, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Sudan, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Togo, Zambia and Zimbabwe
  • Asia: Afghanistan, India, Indonesia and Pakistan
  • Middle East: Bahrain, Yemen, Kuwait, Lebanon and Syria

This list is regularly updated on the basis of WHO and ECDC reports.


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