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Travelling to Playa del Carmen in July and was wondering if we needed to get any vaccinations?

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no, it's not necessary! just use common sense (as u would here or anywhere else for that matter) keep your hands clean & make sure if u go to the buffets always wash your hands after touching the serving utensils they use on the buffet itself (they r full of germs) & stay away from anyone that may show signs of being sick (coughing & sneezing) no worries, have a wonderful trip

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Hi Kim - we have been to Mexico twice and are going again in June - the first time we went were were recommended to have jabs for tetanus, typhoid and hepatitis A - once you've had them though they last for years

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Hi, We went in December. Thomson did not recommend vaccinations but I checked with the Doctor and they said it is a good idea to have Tetnus, Typhoid and Hep A. Try and have these jabs a month at least before you go. Have a good trip.

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You should always keep your tetanus up to date, even at home. We made sure we had seasonal flu and the H1N1 shots this year. Both have had the course of Hepatitis A &B. Here in Canada it is called Twinrx. Once you complete the course of shots, you are good for life. I have never heard of anyone having Typhoid. Nor have I ever heard of anyone coming back and being ill with Typhoid. You are probably most at risk for the flu or the common cold!

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Hepatitis A is endemic in Mexico. That means it's always around. And it spreads easily. You're only as safe as how well the food server/preparer washed his hands before handling food. It makes no difference how clean you keep your hands.

The shots are safe, relatively inexpensive, and as someone else mentioned last a lifetime. Hepatiits A can also last a lifetime....

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Talk to your doctor or health department. I got Hepatitus A/B (Twinrix), Typhoid and tetanus shots just to be cautious. None are mandatory.

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