vaccinations for cruise

Dec 16th, 2008, 04:32 PM
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vaccinations for cruise

do we need any vaccinations for a cruise through italy, greece, egypt, turkey, and malta, leaving from barcelona. any help thanks
fpsoley is offline  
Dec 16th, 2008, 05:01 PM
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From experience, no. But I would check with your travel agent or cruise line. They will know for sure.
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Dec 16th, 2008, 06:04 PM
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I just checked for you and the answer is No!

I am assuming you have the regular vaccinations.

There are no specific vaccinations for these areas.
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Dec 17th, 2008, 03:35 AM
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For Turkey aswell as Egypt you might think about a hepatitis (sp?)shot if you plan to eat or drink ashore.
It advice (just an advice) is given in Europe to travellers.
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Dec 17th, 2008, 06:15 AM
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Everyone should have both Hepatitis A and B vaccinations if they travel (and, frankly, even if they don't). When I went to Egypt a few years ago, my tour operator recommended cholera vaccinations as well, but it's optional and on a cruise not really necessary.

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Dec 17th, 2008, 08:03 AM
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While posters at Fodors are certainly experts on everything, I would also get a second opinion from one of several sources. CDC (Centers for Disease Control) website lists recommended and required immunizations for world destinations. Most large hospitals/medical groups have a travel health office or person who could also advise.

Your own primary health care provider is also an obvious resource - while s/he may not know immediately, they also have resources from which to research this for you.

Also, as Doug from Fodors stated, make sure you are up to date on a variety of immunizations, not just those specific to certain countries - I do not think I would want to get even a routine injury and be looking for a tetanus booster in Malta, for example. Much more fun things to do on vacation.
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Dec 17th, 2008, 01:06 PM
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When I stated in my posting:

" I am assuming you have the regular vaccinations."

I meant vaccinations like

1. Hepatitis A and B

2. Tetanus ..up to date along with Diphtheria.
3. Influenza vaccination.

I am not including Yellow Fever or Cholera or Typhoid.

When are you going. ?

I would take some Tamiflu with you ( as a precaution to use at the first sign of the flu).

Also ,I would take about 6 Cipro tablets.

Tamiflu is good for about 4-5 years after it is depensed ( but it will tell you on the box and on the backof the pill packets.

Cipro is good for 3-4 years , so you can always keep it for further travel!

I agree with Doug ,every traveller should have a Hepatitis A & B vaccinations.

I do not know what type of health coverage you have but you can do a blood test to see if you have immunity to Hepatitis A ( and/or B )
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