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Will be on Viking cruise with port stops in Chile, Argentina. Likely will have some meals in countries. Do I need Typhoid and Hep A immunizations?

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We have hep vaccinations.  Not because of travel to foreign lands but for travel at home and throughout NA.

 

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You should have Hep A and Hep B as a normal fact of life now adays

 

I'd also recommend looking for a local Travel Clinic or if not available talk to you doctor about what the State Department recommends.

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3 hours ago, LHT28 said:

check each Country to see what is required or recommended  then speak with your  Doctor

https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/international-travel/International-Travel-Country-Information-Pages.html

 

We are also on the Viking South America cruise.  Checking the countries, no vaccinations are required for Chile, Argentina, or Uruguay.   Argentina has had a recent outbreak of measles.  Brazil is listed as having issues in recent times with polio, yellow fever, and measles, but we don't intend to go there.

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Anytime we travel, we visit a travel medicine clinic. Have a consultation with a doctor who reviews the itinerary and makes recommendations. They should also review the times in port, whether you are overnight, any inland or over-night excursions, etc.

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No specific vaccines are required for these countries, but everyone ought to have both Hep A and B as routine vaccinations.   Other things, TDaP, MMR, Pneumococcal, H. Zoster and Flu should just be up to date.  I am leaving for a similar itinerary in 2 weeks and believe Typhoid is overkill for this trip.  You should consult with a knowledgeable physician if you have further questions.

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