Go to a travel speciality Dr with your medical history, and your itinerary a good few weeks before your tour and discuss what you require.
Hepatitis shots require they be started 6 months in advance for complete coverage, so more than a good few weeks may be necessary.
Jim Austin wrote:
I have gone to the CDC website to check vaccines. I am confused by what they are recommending. if just in the tourist areas they said not needed but we might want it any way.
so what is up with that.
We are on the April 30 Peru and the Galapagos Islands tour. Our travel clinic indicated that we could receive a waiver for the YF vaccine due to “advanced age” (we are both 67!). However, we have opted to get YF in mid-March just to be safe (we’ll need it anyway for the K&T tour we booked in 2020). We’ve also received Typhoid vaccine, Hep A (second dose to be administered in early April), and we’re up-to-date on other immunizations. There is still a shortage of the FDA-approved YF vaccine, but certain clinics/hospitals have been granted permission by FDA to use a similar vaccine, which is used in Europe and other countries in the world. It’s manufactured by Sanofi-Pasteur, the same company that manufactures the FDA-approved vaccine for use in the US. It’s amazing what an education we’ve received--and we haven’t even left the country yet! I’d recommend vaccination--better be safe than sorry!
We got our shots for K&T when I was 67- I didn’t consider myself of advanced age, back then or now! ????