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March 11, 2022

Health Alert – U. S. Embassy N'djamena, Chad (10 March 2022)

Location: Countrywide

Event: The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 1 Travel Health Notice for Measles in Africa.

Actions to Take:

  • All travelers to Africa, including infants and pre-school aged children, should be fully vaccinated against measles, according to CDC immunization schedules.
  • If you are not sure whether you or your travel companions are fully protected against measles, schedule an appointment to see your healthcare provider at least one month before traveling so that you have enough time to get vaccinated.
  • Some people should not get a measles-containing vaccine or should wait. If you don’t think you can safely receive a measles-containing vaccine, talk to your doctor and consider making alternative travel plans.
  • Visit the CDC Travelers Health Page for travelers to Chad to learn more.

Assistance:

  • US. Embassy in N’Djamena, located at Chagoua Round Point.
  • Telephone +235 22-51-50-17.
  • After-hours emergency number for U.S. citizens is +235 66-62-21-00 or +235 22-51-50-17.
  • NdjamenaACS@state.gov
  • State Department – Consular Affairs -­­ 888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444
  • Chad Country Information
  • Enroll in Smart Traveler Enrollment Program(STEP) to receive security updates and email us to register your cellphone number with us to receive SMS messages via Clickatell (in the event that the internet is not functioning).
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