Vaccinations and Maleria Tablets

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Vaccinations and Maleria Tablets

Postby jessie87 » Sun Feb 17, 2013 9:17 am

Hello,

Does anyone know which vaccines are advisable when travelling in Peru (Lima, Cuzco, Inca trail and amazon g lodge)?

I found a website which suggested maleria tablets werent needed as long as you stay in the main cities, but I was was keen to hear from others who have been/are going?

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Re: Vaccinations and Maleria Tablets

Postby ballu » Sun Feb 17, 2013 9:20 am

If you're going to the amazon, you'll likely need a yellow fever vaccination...and to take malaria pills while there. It's best to consult with a medical professional though.
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Re: Vaccinations and Maleria Tablets

Postby leahlovestravel » Sun Feb 17, 2013 11:17 pm

I agree with Ballu and you may also want to look into Diamox for dealing with altitude. A travel health clinic helped me with all these before I went last year.

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Re: Vaccinations and Maleria Tablets

Postby laura.b » Sun Feb 24, 2013 11:29 am

I'm heading out that way later in the year, I've already had most vaccinations for other trips so didn't look into that, but I did go to a travel clinic about anti-malarials. I got some because I will be spending time in the Amazon (although in Ecuador) and apparently the over-the-counter ones aren't great for this because of resistance. In the end I got some on prescription, maybe they're overkill but I prefer that to malaria!

http://www.fitfortravel.nhs.uk/destinat ... a-map.aspx

Thats the map anyway for peru
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