Shots and Vaccines for Jordan

For further details about shots and vaccines for Jordan, please consult with your family doctor, your local travel health clinic and the Center for Disease Control website. 

Shots Recommended:

Hepititis A   Injection – one month before travel and a booster 6-12 months later –good for a lifetime

Hepatitis A:

Hepititis B Injection – a series of three shots – good for a lifetime (mainly for those who are in the medical field or will be dealing with blood/fluids)


Injection – Good for 3 years

Oral – Good for 5 years    


Polio   Good for 5 years

MMR Injection – usually a childhood immunization – Good for a lifetime

Tetanus/Diphtheria  Injection – one dose is good for 10 years

Further Information

Traveler’s Diarrhea: Caused by viruses, bacteria, or parasites, which are found throughout the region and can contaminate food and /or water.  Infections may cause diarrhea, vomiting, and fever.  Make sure you drink only bottled water.

*OPTIONAL:  Ask your doctor to prescribe you the two following medicines as a preventative: Cipro 500mg and Flagyl.


To Stay Healthy:

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water or antibacterial hand wash.
  • Drink only bottled water or carbonated drinks in cans or bottles.
  • Avoid tap water, fountain drinks, and ice cubes at all times.
  • Eat only thoroughly cooked food and fruits and vegetables that can be peeled. 
Visit the CDC website for more information on Vaccines & Immunizations:

Statement Regarding Vaccines for Jordan