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Post by amaM » Thu Jul 13, 2017 10:32 am

I am visiting Tobago at end of August /beginning September staying in an apartment in Black Rock then in Parlatuvier. My GP surgery has suggest i get Typhoid and Hep A jabs ...but not sure if this is Because all recommendations include Trinidad which we will not be visiting. I would appreciate your thoughts
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Re: vaccinations

Post by Steve Wooler » Thu Jul 13, 2017 10:48 am

Hello amaM

Welcome aboard! :D

Check out our Health & Medical page at www.myTobago.info/medical.php (menu: Information > Health & Safety > Health). No vaccinations are necessary, unless you are arriving from a Yellow Fever infected area when an International Certificate of Vaccination against the disease will be required. Although not a T&T compulsory requirement, some advisory bodies recommend that you have an inoculation for Hepatitis A. The bottom line: if you are travelling them from the UK, then you don't need to worry about any vaccinations.
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Re: vaccinations

Post by amaM » Thu Jul 13, 2017 3:21 pm

Thank you :)

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Re: vaccinations

Post by Derryck Larsson » Tue Aug 14, 2018 7:49 am

No vaccinations are necessary if you travel to Tobago? Now, these are some good news. I was expecting a "full package", now I'm really relieved. :D

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Re: vaccinations

Post by Dr Stefan Rustscheff » Fri Sep 28, 2018 5:41 am

I would as a doctor advise everybody travelling to the Tropics to have a Hepatitis A cover. I Always top up my enterotoxic e coli/cholera oral vaccine every two years as well. Hepatitis is easily gotten from seafood and quite an unnecessary experience. The oral vaccine reduces the chance of gippy tummy. Some people take the salmonella vaccine as well and top it up every second year. It is just a course of Three tablets taken day 1 3 and 5. It is affordable and basically risk free.

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Post by Steve Wooler » Fri Sep 28, 2018 5:19 pm

Stefan - how wonderful to hear from you after all this time. I trust and hope that you are keeping well. :D
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Re: vaccinations

Post by Dr Stefan Rustscheff » Fri Nov 02, 2018 1:14 pm

Thank you Steve-I still work my 100 hour week, my house is falling down on me, my eyesight is failing but otherwise managing nicely, thank you! I have my Morgan motor car to console myself with.
But what a beautiful new website! Congratulations!

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