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What shots/vaccinations do we need?

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What shots/vaccinations do we need?

My fiance and I are going to Tanzania and Zanzibar for our honeymoon in June.

We are leaving from NY, flying to Amsterdam, then into JRO. We just got an email from our travel agent about the new Yellow Fever requirement but I'm wondering what else we need to get.

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1. Re: What shots/vaccinations do we need?

Consult your medics but by way of suggestion:-

Polio/Diptheria/Tetanus if you have not had these as children. Check they are current anyway.

Typhoid and Hepatitus A.

Malaria Prophylactics of course.

And get that YF soonest. I believe the vaccine is in short supply in NY.

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2. Re: What shots/vaccinations do we need?

Check the CDC site at www.cdc.gov/travel.

Many of the inocs below will serve you well at home and as adults we should all be current.

Tetanus - is good for 10/years

Hep-A - 2/jags, the 2nd/ bet. 6/mo-1/yr after the first (but the initial will be sufficient to start) - good then for 10/years

Polio Booster - an inoc

Thyphoid - tabs

Yellow Fever - is good for 10/years (be sure to get the Yellow Booklet)

Malaria meds (tabs) - most visitors these days are taking Malarone.

Your physician should have Tetanus, Hep-A, Polio available; can write a script for Thyphoid tabs. If he/she is licensed to provide Yellow Fever, that's great... otherwise, you'll have to find a where these are available. Often thru Travel Clinics (thru hospital or private), Public Health facility.

Discuss with your personal physician or travel clinic in consideration of your own health history.

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3. Re: What shots/vaccinations do we need?

I am trying to understand the most accurate information regarding imm shots before my trip to TZ.

The following is what the Tanzania Embassy website indicate:

Immunization- vaccination against cholera and malaria is recommended.

Yellow fever vaccination is required only for persons from, or those who have visited yellow fever endemic countries.

The CDC site is a lot more inclusive


They mention HepA, HepB, etc.

Can someone (American) who has recently been to TZ post the most relevant imm requirements?

BTW, I am not going to zanzibar. Only to TZ Northern Safari circuit parks and then to Egypt.


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4. Re: What shots/vaccinations do we need?

Just re-read sandi's post above. NYC is in America.

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5. Re: What shots/vaccinations do we need?

Yeh, mfuwe, last I checked NYC is in America!

Sreevals - If you are flying direct from US via Europe and not stopping anywhere in Africa, technically you do not require the Yellow Fever inoc.

That said, however, since this inoc is good for 10/years and might be good for other destinations you plan to visit... go for it. Cost is high, about $125, but over 10/years a pretty good deal.

HepB isn't needed unless you plan to be in-country longer than 3/months, working with locals as NGOs or Peace Corp or plan on unprotective s*x (doubtful, I hope).

Otherwise, those mentioned above will serve you well even if you never leave home again.

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