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Vaccinations

Winnipeg
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Vaccinations

Is anybody getting any kind of vaccinations before going to Panama? We all know about HepA and HepB but I heard someone say something about Yellow Fever and Malaria. Anybody else read or hear about this.

Only 31 more sleeps till we leave here.

Thanks for everyone helpful reviews and answers to questions.

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1. Re: Vaccinations

Hi there......we are going back for our 2nd time at the RD and no vaccines this time around......there is talk of the malaria and yellow fever from our travel agent but we are not getting any of these....we are staying put on the resort...

When are you going to the resort? We fly out on mar 5--YAHOO!!

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2. Re: Vaccinations

You don't need Yellow Fever for Panama unless you will be spending time in the deep Darien jungle...

Malaria is a personal choice - if you are mainly in the populated areas or beach resorts then it's probably not necessary to take the anti-malarial drugs - good repellent at dusk (and dawn if you are up that early) or cover up with long sleeves/pants.

What has been on the rise somewhat in certain areas is Dengue - no drugs for this only prevention and these mossies are daytime so you need good repellent all day...

Have a great trip...

Andrew

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3. Re: Vaccinations

Thanks to both of you. Don't think we'll do any other vacinations as we won't be going far from the resort except maybe on a couple of the tours. We leave Feb 19 for 2 weeks.

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