If you do or do not need to be vaccinated before you go on vacation

Each week, reply to Sign up for the Vaal (47), a general practitioner in Nijmegen, the netherlands, a common, or outstanding question on a practice. This week is: What vaccinations do you need when you go on vacation?

Of the Pale: “as Long as you’re on the west side of Europe will continue to have you as a tourist is generally not a vaccination is required. If you go to Eastern Europe or further afield, then it is possible that the National disaster response Coordination centre Reizigersadvisering (LCR) advises that in order to make the shot.”

“It’s WORKING, is a national organization that is focused on the prevention of diseases in travellers to give advice on preventative measures, such as vaccines and other drugs. The foundation shall, on the basis of current information, national guidelines, to, among other things, the public health service, general practitioners, and vaccinatiebureaus.”

“Certainly, it is better to be safe than sorry”
He’s Pale, gps

“Are you going to take? Be sure to visit eight weeks prior to departure for the site of the LCR. There you can select your destination, and you can immediately see whether, and if so, what advice is issued. You should always keep in mind that this is a general advice.”

What can you reach?

  • Thailand include malaria, yellow fever, hepatitis A and B, DTP, tuberculosis, rabies
  • Turkey, among others, malaria, hepatitis A and B, DTP, rabies, schistosomiasis,
  • Indonesia: among others, typhoid fever, hepatitis A and B, tuberculosis, Japanese encephalitis, measles, mumps,

Please choose the appropriate advice for your personal consultation

“Any vaccination or medication to a person’s requirements has differs from person to person. For example, a young man, about 22 years of age, who, three weeks in Thailand on a holiday is going to have a different opinion, to be the grandmother of 82 years of age.”

“For example, the granny, she’s probably all of the drugs, have poor kidney function, and it is possible to never be in that tetanus-vaccinated. And because her grandson is going to be much more of this kind of tropical climes to go to, he selects the number of vaccinations for many years the resistance builds up.”

“That is why it is always important for you to personally seek advice from, for example, a primary care physician (if he / she is registered with the LCR or the health care provider. They are well aware of the national guidelines, but they are also, as a physician, you as an individual. Where do you exactly go, for how long, and how is your health?”

What you should do before you travel:

  • 1. Take a look at least eight weeks prior to departure to the site of the LCR, or an opinion, true.
  • 2. Allows you to personally seek advice from with the family doctor or the public health service
  • 3. Make sure that you are on time you may be are injected. This can be done by some general practitioners, the health service or at a travel clinic
  • 4. Ask for the cost of the advice, and vaccination and/or medication.

“So, we will also look at the use of the medication. Maybe you can use antacids as a result, you have bacteria present in the food is less good kills. It is important for the final report. In addition, on the advice, also how long before departure you need to be vaccinated, as some vaccines are in stages is given.”

“As soon as you have a clear opinion, you will be able to have the vaccination, or, for example, pointing with the finger to pick up. Sometimes, we can do this with your family doctor, you can go to your local health care provider. It is also possible to have a vaccinatiebureau to turn on you at home, come by for a second.”

Note: the vaccination recommendation are often fees associated

“Also, keep in mind that, on the advice of the vaccine(s) and/or medication, the costs to be taken into account. They are not usually within the insurance policy, and you must be paid for in full, unless you have a comprehensive insurance to you. Please inquire beforehand of the possible costs.”

“Please note that once on holiday – even more good. So that you can traveler’s diarrhea can often be prevented by you, but you have to eat well to washing. In do you have tips for other reizigersziekten to prevent it, such as the zika.”

“And remember, you don’t know already, that you’re a regular long-distance travel is going to make it, you can also choose to play multiple times to get vaccinated against hepatitis A and B, or DTP. If you have no protection, sometimes for the rest of your life, and prevent you from once in a while a stab will have to pick up (and pay for).”

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