Good Morning everyone!
Judith, we are from Madison in northern NJ. Nice to know there will be others from out state on our tour. I've been looking at Trip Advisor that has info on several 1/2 tours. Also, I understand that a very large outdoor market is within walking distance of our hotel. That would be nice to get some souvenirs/gifts off the list.
I recently went to my primary doctor who confirmed that the yellow fever vaccine was not required nor necessary for out trip. If we were traveling further inland then it would have been necessary.
I did fill my prescription for altitude sickness (Diamox). I look forward to trying the local remedy of cocoa leaves tea but feel safer to have something stronger with me to avoid feeling ill at all.
If the paperwork is talking about a certain vaccine, then it has to be Yellow fever since there is no vaccine for Malaria. Tauck just is not clear enough about vaccines, they want the customer to be responsible for all health choices, not them. And one thing is for sure, the tour directors will not wait for individuals who fail to have the correct documentation, they make that very clear in their contract with you as a customer.
Under normal circumstances, you cannot get Yellow fever vaccine at any pharmacy, it is just at approved locations.
just checked the latest on the CDC website, if you are traveling from Peru to Bolivia, then you are required to show proof of vaccine, even though there is not risk of YF in all of Peru. If the border control officers are having a bad day, they may ask for proof, even if you say you have not been to the YF part of Peru. We have only ever been asked to show our Yellow fever proof of vaccine once in all our travels, but we're glad we had it when we were.