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Old 22-01-2020, 18:35 Thread Starter
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Vaccinations for EU trip.

I had an appointment with a travel specialist in Boots today re vaccination requirements. The countries I enquired about were:
Netherlands
Germany
Poland
Czech Republic??
Lithuania
Latvia
Estonia
Russia (St Petersburg)

Recommendations (using a computer program) are:

1. HepA and HepB (not sure if I have immunity there - I had jaundice aged 12)
2. Rabies (high risk in Poland, Lithuania and Russia apparently)
3. Tick-borne Encephalitis, TBE
4. MMR - measles, mumps, rubella (I've had measles n rubella, not sure about mumps)
5. DTP - Diphtheria, tetanus, polio. I had diphtheria as a child, had tetanus jab about 10yrs ago and polio in 1996 (tho maybe that should be TB jab - when my BIL's TB returned)

This seems like overkill to me and I'd be inclined to go for a tetanus booster and MAYBE the TBE?

Any thoughts on the matter?

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Old 22-01-2020, 18:50
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My thoughts are its Europe not the Congo. Dont bother with any of them. Dont think Ive ever had a vaccination for anywhere and look at me, Im normal!


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Oh dear Barry - maybe I should have them all!!!
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Rabies buys you 24 hours only and has an active life of only 3 months afaik.

The others are really not worth doing, unless you want to increase the Boot's profits.....

MMR was routinely given to us as kids so ask your GP's Secretary to check your records - it will probably be in your PAPER records which have not been digitised and that will take time to locate and check so ask nicely and be prepared to wait a week or two....

TBE is an unknown to me, I have never been advised to have it and am aware of ticks around but seek alternative info like the UK Gov website. I doubt that it would be recommended.....

Hep A and B and C and D and E ? is really only a risk if you are going to encounter them and I will not go into their likely sources on a public decent website.....

Have a read of this American website - the Yanks tend to be ultra cautious over such things.

https://www.webmd.com/a-to-z-guides/...titis-vaccines

The HSE has the following info re Hep B and I doubt that they would suggest that you need it...

https://www.hse.gov.uk/biosafety/blo...accination.htm

For Hep A this NHS link makes clear reading ....... in simple terms avoid handling p o o ........

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/hepatitis-a/

There is a combined Vaccine for A and B but nothing for the rest of the alphabet. They are all viral infections that result in similar effects such as liver problems or even failure.

That lot gives you something to think about if you want sleepless nights, but my simple advice would be don't bother reading any of the above or listening to Boot's....

Just enjoy your trip.
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I took my wife Up the Baltics last year and we didn't bother with any jabs. If you ask a specialist they are never going to say...... oh don't bother.

It's all about assessing the risks........................but of you are too cautious you wouldn't be going anyway

Let me know if you want any specific information.

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Stay in France Jean.

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**** , I’m done for

On immune suppressant drugs I prob can’t have any of them

When did those come into power ?

Can I travel to Europe ?

There you go

It was dangerous to belong to the EU

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I wonder what vaccinations will be recommended for travellers to that Third Country the UK .

Definitely all of the above plus smallpox 'cos the UK is one country with some in store " for research purposes" aka military uses.....

Diphtheria is on the increase in the UK according to medical reports as is TB....,

Obviously not a healthy place to go - as Ray said "stay in France 🇫🇷". 😊🤔😂😇🤣
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Rickets has made a come back in the UK as well.
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