shot ot capsules for yellow fevor?

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Mar 23rd, 2013, 11:31 AM
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shot ot capsules for yellow fevor?

We will be going to Tanzania/Kenya in July and know we need Yellow Fevor prevention.
I have always thougfht it was an innoculation. A pharmacist I spoke to today stated one takes 4-5 capsules with a prescription for YF.

Are they both OK or which is preferred method?
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Mar 23rd, 2013, 02:31 PM
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I've never heard of an oral vaccine for YF. I think your pharmacist got it confused with Thyphoid.
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Mar 24th, 2013, 08:33 AM
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YF is and has always been an inoc.
For Typhoid there are tabs.
As sdb2, pharmacist is confused.
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Mar 25th, 2013, 04:33 AM
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Another of the many reasons for why pharmacists should not be considered health care providers but rather pill counters. Sort of analogous to accountants and bookkeepers.
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Mar 25th, 2013, 07:18 AM
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NFZ - Of course, depends on who the pharmacist is. Mine would never have said that.

Still, best to get the info from your physician (who is familiar with foreign travel requirements) or a tropical diseases specialist as you need a script to get any of these.
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Mar 25th, 2013, 08:20 AM
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Thank you all! You are, of course, correct! I kept telling her Yellow Fevor and she was quite sure about saying I needed capsules of VIVOTIF which are for Typhoid. She never mentioned the word Typhoid! What a fool!

Thanks again !
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