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#1
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Quick question. Cruising the Panama Canal the end of October. Going river rafting in Costa Rica and volcano in Nicaragua...should I get typhoid and hepatitis A vaccines? Thank you.


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#2
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Originally posted by rosehoffman
Quick question. Cruising the Panama Canal the end of October. Going river rafting in Costa Rica and volcano in Nicaragua...should I get typhoid and hepatitis A vaccines? Thank you.


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If you've never had the Hep A immunization it's a good thing to do but not needed for your cruise. We did 17 days from SF to FLL through the canal - included Nicaragua and Costa Rica - and no immunizations were needed. We got the Hep A shots (2 over a 6 month period) for visiting Tahiti but it was only "recommended" by CDC - not required. Most of the passengers on our cruise (I believe) don't bother getting the Hep A shots but they are something that is given automatically now during childhood vaccinations.
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#3
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No to the typhoid but yes to the HepA. It is not required but is currently a routine childhood vaccination and a vaccine that everyone ought to get if they have not received it previously.
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Originally posted by wheezedr
No to the typhoid but yes to the HepA. It is not required but is currently a routine childhood vaccination and a vaccine that everyone ought to get if they have not received it previously.

Maybe ask your DR?
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Make sure your tetanus shot is up to date (every ten years) and seriously consider a flu shot. Hep A/B is something that wasn't available when the baby boomers were kids. We should all get those now.
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Originally posted by rosehoffman
Thank you all...going for hep A.
If you are getting hep a, you might as well get the combo hep a/b
#10
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Originally posted by joeyancho
Don't forget to get the noro vaccine. You are most likely to get that.
There is no Noro Vaccine available. There is a Noro Vaccine in human trials, but will probably take years to be available.
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