Immunizations For August 2013
Replies: 6 - Last Post: Jul 9, 2013 8:46 PM Last Post By: MrTim
Jul 9, 2013 9:11 AM
Immunizations For August 2013Hi Everyone,
Our trip is nearing and we have a appointment to get shots early next week in the US.
We are planning to get the HEP A Vaccine for sure.
I know that during the consultation we will be informed on getting shots for
Typhoid, Yellow Fever, and malaria capsules, along with information on dengue.
From the research I have done the only shots that seem to be necessary are the Typhoid and HEP A.
Immunizations are quite expensive out of pocket, so I'm wondering is it necessary to get both vaccines for typhoid and Hep A? Or is one recommended over the other?
Here is our itenary : Arenal, MonteVerde, Manuel Antonio and their surrounding areas.
We plan to do the adventure stuff, hiking, swimming, jumping in waterfalls, and eating local food at the cities and hostels we are staying at.
Thank you you guys are super awesome
Jul 9, 2013 9:23 AM
1no need for any other vaccinations or to take any meds for malaria.
1. there is no yellow fever in costa rica. the only reason you would need to have a yellow fever vaccination is if you are coming from a country where there is yellow fever. if you are coming from the us, no need.
2. there is no malaria in costa rica. ok -- there were 12 cases last year. so you don't need to take any malaria preventative at all. period. a waste of money and a possible danger to your body.
costa rica is not haiti or senegal. the water is drinkable everywhere, there is an excellent health-care system and costa ricans are some of the cleanest people you will meet. even tiny cafes that look crowded and unkempt are actually pretty clean. most of these, you can see into the kitchen and make your own judgement.
there is dengue in costa rica right now in certain areas but not everywhere. there is no vaccination for dengue and no real treatment. (it's a flu-like illness) the only preventative is using insect repellent so you don't get bit by the mosquitoes that carry dengue.
Jul 9, 2013 9:45 AM
Jul 9, 2013 10:07 AM
Jul 9, 2013 10:25 AM
Jul 9, 2013 11:38 AM
Jul 9, 2013 8:46 PM
6No Malaria in CR.
Dengue in rainy season is possible, no meds though so cover up and ask if its around the area you are in. Montervede is nothing to worry about and Arenal as well, due to elevations.
Hep A-B for anywhere in the world, B if you are sexually active, the world over, US too.
Tetanus Booster important in developing countries.
Dyptheria/Typhoid rare, but get the shots so your covered in developing countries.
Biggest risk to tourist in CR is rip tides, currents, waterfalls, and car accidents, sun burns, and hangovers. Monteverde, Arenal and Manual Antonio are the 3 most visited parks in the country for 3 decades, no need for anything overall, other than money and a patience.
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