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Hepatitis a, malaria, dengue

Do you get these vaccines before traveling to Punta Cana or have you traveled there without them?

Tequesta, FL
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for Puerto Aventuras, Punta Cana
posts: 7,954
reviews: 7
1. Re: Hepatitis a, malaria, dengue

Most from the States travel without obtaining any vaccines whatsoever and none are required. You should discuss your particular health care needs with your doctor.

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reviews: 32
2. Re: Hepatitis a, malaria, dengue

Hep A & B are a good idea even if not traveling my DH got hep A here at home and all kids in grade 8 here in On Canada are offered the hep B shot at school

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reviews: 45
3. Re: Hepatitis a, malaria, dengue

We hoot our hep B shots a long time ago for our jobs, but never thought much about any other vaccines. Been traveling to Mexico, Jamaica, DR since 1998! 2 years ago we were offered the hep A vaccine and figured it couldn't hurt so we got it. Figured since insurance covered it, it was good for an ounce of protection!

Punta Cana...
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4. Re: Hepatitis a, malaria, dengue

Hep A and B and of course up to date Tetanus should be the basic to have for everyone, traveling or not traveling, always.


Sag Harbor, New York
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reviews: 12
5. Re: Hepatitis a, malaria, dengue

Yup like the folks say. I always check with my doc before I go as she is very up on this stuff. Nothing needed so far. :D

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6. Re: Hepatitis a, malaria, dengue

We were told to get Hepititas A, Tetanus, and typhoid. So we got them a number of year ago. I checked on my Hepititas shot this year and I was told it is good for 25 years. The tetanus for 10 years and typhoid, I think is also good for 10 years but I'm not sure with that one. I tried the Malaria pills, against my doctors and pharmacist better judgement, and it ruined part of a holiday. There is a lot of side effects from it, however I only had the upset stomach. Not nice. I wouldn't try it again. Everyone has to do what is good for them.

Edited: 10:12 am, August 23, 2013
Sheffield, United...
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7. Re: Hepatitis a, malaria, dengue

In UK we are advised Hep/ Typhoid/ Tetanus. I was due Typhoid for my next trip as it's 3 years so have just had it by tablet form. These only give 1 years protection but had no choice as there's a world shortage of Typhoid vaccine at moment I am informed.

Edited: 11:53 am, August 23, 2013
Wigan, United...
posts: 124
reviews: 4
8. Re: Hepatitis a, malaria, dengue

We're from UK and have had hep A, typhiod and tetanus. Took our first malaria tablets yesterday, going on Wednesday! Can't wait! :-)

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9. Re: Hepatitis a, malaria, dengue

We have what Mike Fisher says, Hep A and B and Tetanus. These are good to have even if you don't travel. There have been some Hep A issues here in Vancouver a few times.

Punta Cana...
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10. Re: Hepatitis a, malaria, dengue

what is typhiod?

sorry, but don't know that name.