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Travel Forums Africa and The Middle East VACCINATIONS????!?!?!?!

1. Posted by partyhard (Budding Member 21 posts) 10y

Hi I was wondering what vaccinationa should i get before going through the middle east and africa for 2 months??

can anyone help me as i need to know pretty soon, thanks all!!

2. Posted by Brance (Budding Member 15 posts) 10y

Yellow Fever, Typhoid, Hepatitis A and a tetanus update is what i got when i went to africa. The Hep A is a 2 stage vaccination which you have to wait some months to complete but you should be okay just getting the first stage. Also you may want malaria prevention medication. I waited till i got to africa and bought local meds because it was ALOT cheaper there.
Hope this helps

3. Posted by stewshang (First Time Poster 1 posts) 10y

I have been there 4 times. If you have a Center for Disease Control in Australia, you can check their website for info.
Typically an infectious disease doctor will have recommendations on what shot you should take. Brance's response was pretty good. The Hep A shot is a series... the first will hold you over, no problem....
There are several malaria meds some taken once a week and some taken daily.... some side effects are slight nausea.... take ginger sweets... available in asian markets...

4. Posted by partyhard (Budding Member 21 posts) 10y

thanks for your replies so quick, off to get them now!!

cheers all!