Call me bubba Posted February 13, 2012 Posted February 13, 2012 Health related post, Have you had your vaccinations updated?since your in AUS does the national health service offer at a low cost these shots? Recommendations or Requirements for Vaccine-Preventable Diseases Recommended if you are not up-to-date with routine shots,such as measles/mumps/rubella (MMR) vaccine,diphtheria/pertussis/tetanus (DPT) vaccine,poliovirus vaccine, etc. Hepatitis A or immune globulin (IG) Recommended for all unvaccinated people traveling to or working in countries with an intermediate or high level of hepatitis A virus infection ( where exposure might occur through food or water.Cases of travel-related hepatitis A can also occur in travelers to developing countries with "standard" tourist itineraries, accommodations, and food consumption behaviors. Hepatitis B Recommended for all unvaccinated persons traveling to or working in countries with intermediate to high levels of endemic HBV transmission , especially those who might be exposed to blood or body fluids, have sexual contact with the local population, or be exposed through medical treatment (e.g., for an accident). Typhoid Recommended for all unvaccinated people traveling to or working in Southeast Asia, especially if staying with friends or relatives or visiting smaller cities, villages, or rural areas where exposure might occur through food or water. Japanese encephalitis Recommended if you plan to visit rural farming areas and under special circumstances, such as a known outbreak of Japanese encephalitis, Rabies Recommended for travelers spending a lot of time outdoors, especially in rural areas, involved in activities such as bicycling, camping, or hiking.Also recommended for travelers with significant occupational risks (such as veterinarians), for long-term travelers and expatriates living in areas with a significant risk of exposure,and for travelers involved in any activities that might bring them into direct contact with bats, carnivores, and other mammals.Children are considered at higher risk because they tend to play with animals, may receive more severe bites, or may not report bites. this maybe worth a small investment , Good luckhttp://wwwnc.cdc.gov...philippines.htm 5 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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