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Old 05-11-2010, 03:00 AM   #1
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Vaccinations for India

Hello,

I need some advice on vaccinations as I have been asked to travel and work in India by the company I work for (I am currently based in the UK).

The question is: The company want me to get the vaccinations ASAP so they can ge me out to India but I am actually travelling to Egypt on Sunday for a holiday, so is it safe for me to get the vaccntions done on Thursday and then go on holiday 3 days later? or could there be any side effects.

 
Old 05-17-2010, 02:28 PM   #2
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Re: Vaccinations for India

To start with, it is reccomended that you be up to date on routine vaccinations such as MMR (Measles,Mumps,Rubella), Td (Tetanus,Diptheria) and Polio. For India specifically - Hepatitis A & B and Typhoid, and if you plan to spend time in more rural areas, the Rabies vaccinations are advised. There is a combination Hepatitis A & B vaccine but it is given in three doses/shots - initial dose, second dose given 1-2 months after the first, third dose given 6 months after the first dose. The Tetanus/Diptheria vaccine is given as a single dose/shot every ten years. The Typhoid vaccination is given in one shot. Since you most likely had all of the reccomended polio vaccinations as a child, a one time booster is reccomended for travel. If the Rabies vaccination is needed, it is given: initial dose/shot, second dose 7 days after the first, third dose is given 21-28 days after the first. The Tetanus, Hepatitis A & B, Typhoid, Polio and Rabies vaccinations are given in the upper arm.

 
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