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    Do i need any vaccine?

    by Sidvarg » Sun Jan 24, 2016 12:31 pm

    Hello, i woke up today with a doubt... Being Jamaica a tropical island do i need any vaccine against tropical diseases to enter like yellow fever or something? :shock:
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    Re: Do i need any vaccine?

    by mbob » Sun Jan 24, 2016 12:50 pm

    Sidvarg wrote:Hello, i woke up today with a doubt... Being Jamaica a tropical island do i need any vaccine against tropical diseases to enter like yellow fever or something? :shock:



    No worries. You are good to go. No need to get a vaccine.
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    Re: Do i need any vaccine?

    by biertroll » Sun Jan 24, 2016 12:53 pm

    http://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/destination ... ne/jamaica

    "Make sure you are up-to-date on routine vaccines before every trip. These vaccines include measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine, diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis vaccine, varicella (chickenpox) vaccine, polio vaccine, and your yearly flu shot."
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    Re: Do i need any vaccine?

    by MissTool » Sun Jan 24, 2016 1:20 pm

    The only vaccin I took recently was against yellow fever. I am taking my certificate but I don´t think is necessary.
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    Re: Do i need any vaccine?

    by Kingslayer » Sun Jan 24, 2016 1:29 pm

    There are no vaccines you absolutely need to get into the country, but it's recommended you get the shots for stuff like Hep A and Hep B if you haven't already

    MissTool wrote:The only vaccin I took recently was against yellow fever. I am taking my certificate but I don´t think is necessary.

    Yellow Fever isn't currently a concern in Jamaica, and you'll only need the certificate if you're coming from a country where it is
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    Re: Do i need any vaccine?

    by MissTool » Sun Jan 24, 2016 1:37 pm

    I am pretty sure Brazil is consider a yellow fever zone granted I live thousands of km away from Amazon. The concern around here these day is zika virus, dengue and other related diseases, which are spread by the same mosquito. Luckily I live somewhere somewhat safe.

    I checked and Jamaica does require vaccination from people coming from countries where there is risk of yellow fever transmission. So yeah, is good that I a taking my certificate. I took the vaccin because I was going to the Bahamas. I ended up not leaving the ship and I heard people were not asked for certificates. Anyway, is better to be safe than sore.
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    Re: Do i need any vaccine?

    by Sidvarg » Sun Jan 24, 2016 2:14 pm

    Well i live in Colombia which i guess is a very similar case to Brazil, i am an Emergency Physician and i have Dengue and Chikungunya virus on a daily basis, but i have never had a case of Yellow Fever... So i don't know wether my country is or isn't considered an endemic area
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    Re: Do i need any vaccine?

    by MissTool » Sun Jan 24, 2016 2:40 pm

    Sidvarg wrote:Well i live in Colombia which i guess is a very similar case to Brazil, i am an Emergency Physician and i have Dengue and Chikungunya virus on a daily basis, but i have never had a case of Yellow Fever... So i don't know wether my country is or isn't considered an endemic area


    Yeah, in Colombia is endemic like in Brazil and requirements are the same. Here is a list of countries with risk of yellow fever transmission and countries requiring yellow fever vaccination: http://www.who.int/ith/ITH_Annex_I.pdf
    Cases of Dengue, Chikungunya and Zica are sky high in Brazil. Some people I know got Zica. I have been avoiding areas where I can be bitten.
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    Re: Do i need any vaccine?

    by bodomdragon » Mon Jan 25, 2016 1:22 am

    If there were any mandatory vaccines for going to Jamaica, I'm quite sure they would have let us know.
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    Re: Do i need any vaccine?

    by J.m.Andersson » Mon Jan 25, 2016 7:31 am

    sometimes im happy i live in a Cold ass country like sweden
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    Re: Do i need any vaccine?

    by MikeB » Mon Jan 25, 2016 10:17 am

    bodomdragon wrote:If there were any mandatory vaccines for going to Jamaica, I'm quite sure they would have let us know.


    Or they would wait the day before we set sail to announce that
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    Re: Do i need any vaccine?

    by bodomdragon » Mon Jan 25, 2016 10:23 am

    MikeB wrote:
    bodomdragon wrote:If there were any mandatory vaccines for going to Jamaica, I'm quite sure they would have let us know.


    Or they would wait the day before we set sail to announce that

    I would love to see that... but also with clues or subliminal messages, like the bands:

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    Re: Do i need any vaccine?

    by SaraMarie » Mon Jan 25, 2016 11:27 am

    There were no requirements last year, and our port was only an hour away from this one. I think that mosquito-born Dengue is the big thing in the Caribbean, or at least it was in Dominican Republic when I went last summer. That said, there weren't really mosquitoes in Ocho Rios that I remember, and believe me, if they were there, I would have lots and lots of bites! So it's fine. :D
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    Re: Do i need any vaccine?

    by Daenerys » Mon Jan 25, 2016 3:16 pm

    Sidvarg wrote:Well i live in Colombia which i guess is a very similar case to Brazil, i am an Emergency Physician and i have Dengue and Chikungunya virus on a daily basis, but i have never had a case of Yellow Fever... So i don't know wether my country is or isn't considered an endemic area


    Hey! I'm an ER Physician Assistant! :beerbang: We should get paid to "work" on the cruise one year, one of my docs just worked on Holy Ship and said he didn't have to do a damned thing the whole time :) Anyway, as Sara said I've never seen them ask for any proof of vaccination. I know Jamaica has issued a Zika warning but only because they have cases in Haiti and they figure it's just a matter of time until they get it there too.
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    Re: Do i need any vaccine?

    by Sidvarg » Mon Jan 25, 2016 7:24 pm

    I once was the doctor at an Epica concert.... And was my best concert so far, got paid for a meet and greet, and didn't work at all... I wish i could work in that field more often haha
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