Cowley - Answered a Question by richards (01 Jan 09 19:17)

Went to the surgery this week they inoculated us against hep a typhoid tetanus and diptheria and polio also as we will be in the Dom Rep they suggested we go to the Pharmacy and get some Chloroquine tablets for Malaria as they had been informed it was a risk there .

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Bradley - Answered a Question by richards (30 Dec 08 17:07)

If you go up to the blue 'Find a Question' box and select 'Medical' from the topics pulldown you will find a number of answers to your question. Typically the answer would be no, but you don't say which ports you are visiting and there are a few areas (closer to South America) where vaccinations may be a good idea or even compulsory. If unsure, contact your doctor. Can't help with the laptop question.

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Taylor - Answered a Question by richards (30 Dec 08 17:59)

There are people who are experts on vaccinations. They are all health professionals, not cuisers. I have said on here before - in a matter so important, one would be crazy to seek advice from anyone other than a health professional. No one on this forum is either qualified to give, or indeed should give, such advice.

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North - replied to Taylor (07 Jan 09 08:56)

No one ? - unless that person is a Doctor .

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Morton - Answered a Question by richards (30 Dec 08 19:15)

We are taking a western caribbean cruise in Feb. and I contacted the practice nurse this morning. The jabs she recommended, Hep. A and Tetanus, we had boosters of and they are still valid and typhoid is not really required as we will not be anywhere near contaminated water. As 'the caribbean' covers many different areas it would be advisable to contact your practice and get their free and up to date advice.

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