Vaccinations for Egypt

Oct 16th, 2000, 06:34 AM
Susan Wojewoda
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Vaccinations for Egypt

Unexpected opportunity to travel to Egypt around November 1. Everything I've read says that vaccinations should be received at least one month prior. Should I still go ahead with them. Seems that I need to get Hepatitis A/B. Has anyone heard anything different?
Oct 16th, 2000, 06:50 AM
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As far as I know no vaccinations are required, or neccessary, for Egypt.
Oct 16th, 2000, 08:22 AM
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see "shots help" which has been brought to the top for you. You will need vaccs.
Oct 16th, 2000, 10:20 AM
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Seems odd, but my doctor said the Hep A vaccine was effective immediately.
Oct 17th, 2000, 02:07 PM
Linda Thompson
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The Hepatitis A vaccine is effective immediately, but you need to get a second injection six months later for lifetime immunization.

We also got polio, tetanus, and typhoid at the recommendation of our local health department travel desk.

Oct 19th, 2000, 08:19 AM
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suggest you ask Dr about gamuglobulin (spelling) shots. I took every shot recommended plus gamuglobulin and still got sicker that a dog. Stayed at Sheridan Jezira, watched carefully what I ate, and was sick within 3 days. Great country to visit if you don't have to eat or drink!
Oct 19th, 2000, 10:08 AM
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You must have had bad luck. I had no shots at all for Egypt, except the obvious hepatitis and tetanus, and never got sick overthere, nor in other parts of Africa.
By the way, it is not only the food that makes people sick. Also the jetlag and the big difference in temperature may cause sickness.

Oct 19th, 2000, 07:58 PM
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Hi all.....well I want shots but at this point I think I'm off to Egypt in April wo/ them. Thought I was going to get my Hep A&B covered by insurance and when I showed up at my drs. today....they are $60 & $65 each because I dont need them medically only for travel therefore NOT COVERED. So that is $400 for the full series. Then I have to go to a private dr. for my typhoid and that is $75 plus $30 office visit. So...thats over $500 and too rich for my blood. I called the LA County and it seems Los Angeles has no clinic which would be cheaper. If by chance anyone out there can tell me a cheaper way to do this healthy thing....please do so!!! I want to have my shots....just in case...but I can't afford the shots AND the trip!!! sigh!! Thanks!
Oct 21st, 2000, 03:28 PM
Shelley Davis
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Susan, I traveled thru Egypt and the Middle East during December/January and only required Hep A. Have Fun Its a wonderful place to visit
Nov 6th, 2000, 02:50 PM
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Call the CDC. They even have a web site with their phone number. When I went to Egypt I got a number of vaccinations. I feel rather safe than sorry!
Nov 7th, 2000, 08:01 AM
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I went to Egypt last year and only had the Hep.A. All the other vaccinations are only if your doctor recommends them (depends on your personal health issues). Had a wonderful time. The cruise down (or up?) Nile was unforgettable. Did not get sick, felt totally safe, would go back in a second. Hope you have an awesome experience!

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