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Vaccinations for small kids??

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Vaccinations for small kids??

Hi, please can anyone advise whether or not my 5 year old and 3 year old should have the Hep A and Typhoid vaccine?

I have seen conflicting advice on this subject and just need to know what others with kids have done when visiting Sharm?

We are staying in a 5 star resort and will not be going out on any trips etc.

Did you get your kids the vaccines or not? We have an appointment at our doctors today for all of us to get the jabs but unsure whether we should or not.

Thanks.

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1. Re: Vaccinations for small kids??

Hi,

There are junior versions of vaccines. We chose to have our children vaccinated when we started travelling to countries for which they were recommended; they were a similar age to yours. Typhoid jabs can give an achey arm but calpol worked wonders! Neither of our sons had any vaccine reactions from the initial vaccinations or subsequent boosters.

Some insurance companies may not pay out if a disease is contracted for which vaccinations are recommended.

You can't be sure of the hygiene practises of staff & fellow guests.

There have been a few cases of typhoid in the Red Sea resorts & Hep A; from time to time people have posted this information.

It's good that you've made an appointment with your gp; chat over your concerns & see what they advise.

Regards

Edited: 5:06 am, July 02, 2013
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