Iran vaccinations: which ones do you need?

Do you plan to visit Iran? We gladly provide travel advice and are happy to tell you which vaccinations you require for your trip. Most vaccines are not mandatory, but nonetheless recommended. Which specific vaccinations you require for Iran is dependant on the regions you plan to visit and on the duration of your stay in this former Persian Empire.

Iran is a vast country in West Asia with major climatic differences. In some parts of the country the winters are very cold, whereas in summer temperatures can rise above 40 degrees Celsius. Iran is known for its beautiful natural scenery, pretty ancient Persian cities and many indoor bazaars. Whether your plan is to visit the capital Tehran, the uniquely located city of Isfahan or the romantic gem Shiraz; always take into account possible health risks such as infectious diseases and the strong sunlight. Also, avoid mosquito bites as malaria occurs in Iran. Our KLM Health Services nurses are happy to tell you which vaccinations you require for Iran and gladly provide advice regarding a healthy trip to this stunningly beautiful country. Click here to make an appointment with one of our nurses.

Iran vaccinations: the most common risks

Various (tropical) diseases are prevalent in Iran to which you are likely not resistant. The right vaccines can protect you against these. Please find below a list of the most common diseases and health risks in Iran and read which specific vaccinations you require.


In this country dengue fever is prevalent. A good protection against mosquito bites in the daytime is necessary.


Vaccination against DTP is recommended for all travelers to this country.

Hepatitis A

Vaccination against hepatitis A is recommended for all travelers to this country.

Hepatitis B

Vaccination against hepatitis B depends on your personal situation. Please contact KLM Health Services for a personal advice.


In this country there is a risk of getting malaria. Protection against mosquito bites is necessary during day- and nighttime. Sometimes malaria tablets are recommended, please contact KLM Health Services.


Mumps, Measles and Rubella (MMR) vaccination (BMR vaccination in Dutch) is recommended for travelers to this country who are not protected against measles yet. This includes children from 6 months and up who have not yet received their childhood MMR immunization.


Vaccination depends on your personal situation. In this country mammals could be infected with Rabies. Avoid contact with mammals. Please contact KLM Health Services for good and personal advice.


In this country Schistosomiasis is prevalent. Please contact KLM Health Services for personal advice.

Typhoid fever

Vaccination against typhoid fever depends on your personal situation. Please contact KLM Health Services for a personal advice.

Yellow Fever - possibly compulsory

In this country Yellow Fever is not prevalent. However, when you’re traveling FROM a Yellow fever area vaccination can be COMPULSORY. Please contact KLM Health Services to discuss or vaccination applies to you.

A healthy trip to Iran? Prepare for your trip with our tips

Make your trip to Iran as pleasant as possible and avoid unexpected surprises. Below you will find helpful tips and tricks to prepare yourself for your journey.

Our KLM Health Services’ Doctor Connect service allows your to contact a KLM Health Services expert 24/7, either by telephone, text message or WhatsApp. Not only in case of emergency but also if you have doubts. Subscribe to Doctor Connect.

Seemingly innocent things such as food, water and bright sunlight can pose a risk to your health during your travels. Want to know what measures you can take to reduce these health risks? Please read our travel tips.

The Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs travel advice helps you prepare for safety risks during your stay abroad. The travel advice, for example, tells you which regions are safe and to which regions you should not travel. Sometimes there are security risks. If this is the case, please be alert or, preferably only travel to the country concerned if genuinely necessary. The Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs has set up a central telephone number for travellers, which can be reached 24/7. Please call: +31 247 247 247.

Schedule a vaccination for Iran? Make an appointment!

Please make an appointment online for your Iran vaccinations. An overview of our branches can be found here. Do you have any other questions about immunisations for Iran? Please feel free to contact us and send an email to You can also visit our frequently asked questions page.

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