Does anyone get shots or take malaria medication for this trip?


  • Hello Itjggjc,

    For the most current information, please consult the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) at and the World Health Organization (WHO) at It may also be advisable to visit the web sites for the embassies of the countries you will be visiting.

    Besides providing details on vaccination requirements, these sites can also provide information on vaccinations that may be recommended (but aren’t required) and other potential health issues for which no vaccines are available.

    Any decisions relating to your health, of course, should not be based solely on information provided by a web site. It is critically important that you consult with your personal physician prior to your journey to obtain any required vaccinations and to review any optional recommendations offered by the CDC or other sources.

    Please be sure to discuss your journey with your physician at least four to six weeks in advance of your departure, as certain vaccinations take time to become fully effective. Also, be certain to ask your physician for proof of any vaccinations you receive, and to pack this proof along with your other travel documents in your carry-on luggage (not in your checked luggage).

    I hope this helps,
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