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Vaccinations- Absolute Peru

Postby anj.t » Fri Jun 01, 2012 6:05 pm

Hi

I'm going on the Absolute Peru trip in september and i wondered if i need to take anti malaria tablets? On the maps we touch in an area of mixed risk when we go to the amazon.

Do i also need get the Yellow Fever vaccination?

Many thanks

Angela
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Re: Vaccinations- Absolute Peru

Postby Janice08 » Fri Jun 01, 2012 8:45 pm

When I was there last September we were told that we needed the Yellow Fever Vaccine to enter the Amazon and that they would check at the airport. No one checked. However, you may not be able to get back into your own country at the end of the trip if you don't have proof of vaccination.

As for Malaria, it is a low to moderate risk area. Those of us from North America had been told by our travel clinics to take the malaria pills. Two of the group from Australia were told not to bother as the risk was too low. We didn't find the bugs were that bad when we were there. You need to decide for yourself whether the risk outweighs the benefits. Talk to the Doctor or Nurse at a travel clinic (they'll know more than your regular Doctor) and read information from reliable sources - not just other people's personal opinions.

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Re: Vaccinations- Absolute Peru

Postby ballu » Sat Jun 02, 2012 9:53 am

You will need yellow fever for the jungle portion...I took anti-malaria drugs for that part. I'd suggest consulting your doctor or a travel clinic for more information.
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