Vaccinations

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Helen Excell
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Vaccinations

Post by Helen Excell » 09 Oct 2019, 17:17

Am confused which vaccinations are compulsory and which are recommended for Caribbean will be on Azura in December, have checked internet but baffled now :D

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Re: Vaccinations

Post by Manoverboard » 09 Oct 2019, 17:34

One's immunisation nurse at the surgery should be the fountain of all knowledge.

We each had 5 jabs because of the potential ' risk ' rather than because they were compulsory or not.

Checking out the places you will visit on the MASTA site is one option ...

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Re: Vaccinations

Post by Dancing Queen » 09 Oct 2019, 18:30

Have never needed compulsory vaccinations for the Caribbean, there are odd islands in South America which highly recommend them but are not compulsory, I would suggest you check with your GP surgery but I would be very surprised if any islands visited by Azura would require any.
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Re: Vaccinations

Post by GillD46 » 09 Oct 2019, 18:49

While not essential, there are a few that should be up to date if travelling to an area where hygiene standards are lower than we are used to. Speak to your Practice Nurse - who may recommend some, including Hep A Typhoid and Tetanus.
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Re: Vaccinations

Post by Mervyn and Trish » 10 Oct 2019, 17:11

I would endorse all the above. Your practice will have the latest information on what is either required or recommended and will know your medical history. In our case it was only suggested we have a couple of boosters, tetanus and polio I think, which was a good idea anyway. Had we'd been staying ashore Hepatitis would have been recommended too. But that's us. Check with your surgery. Your health is too important to take advice from us amateurs on this forum.
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