Our son is traveling to India and several vaccinations have been suggested. His trip is soon and he wonders if the shots are necessary. Can anyone share advice/experience, please? C
I have never been to India. But if the CDC recommends any shot, you better believe I would get it.
One of my uncles got Malaria while in Africa. It was bad! He had a few episodes even after coming home.
Make sure he is up to date on his Tetnus Shots and depending on his age, he should talk to his provider about possibly needed boosters of vaccinations he had as a child. There are no required vaccinations to enter the country. His provider could prescribe Malaria medication to take, but taking a good quality repellent works too.
I went to India last year. I got shots for Hepatitis A & typhoid plus I took malaria pills for 10 days. Additionally, I brought mosquito repellent. Trust me, he'll need it!
I also made liberal use of hand sanitizer...
Most of India has Malaria however some does not during winter season. To get malaria, a mosquito must bite you. There is clothing that one can wear to protect you. If you want all protected, there is netting that one can wear covering the whole body.
There are so many vaccines/medications/procedures suggested by CDC and WHO! Once again, this is a great forum for been-there-done-that experience. Thank-you all for sharing. Great advice! C
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