GETTING MY TRAVEL VACCINATIONS (plus some tips)

GETTING MY TRAVEL VACCINATIONS (plus some tips)


What’s up guys, how’s it going. This
morning I’m off to the doctor’s office to get some travel shots. Next month I’m
going to Africa — Kenya and Tanzania and I thought it would be a good time to
explain the importance of travel vaccinations and how to figure out which
ones you need to get. When it comes to travel vaccinations there are the
routine ones and the specific ones Hepatitis A and B are both liver
diseases that the CDC advises most travelers get vaccinated for. Some others
include tetanus, flu shots, typhoid fever and after that it gets more specific
depending on where you’re traveling others you may want to consider are
yellow fever, malaria pills, rabies vaccinations, cholera, meningitis, polio
booster shot, and Japanese encephalitis. And the directions I’m just going to
tell you anyway but the directions are also on here. So you’re going to
let’s say start tomorrow. Have one Tuesday, skip Wednesday, have
one Thursday, skip Friday. Is this gonna hurt? Probably a little bit. But I’m pretty fast, right Patty? We’re pretty fast. Ok I’m going to give you a little pinch. That one is done. Not too bad. Good, that’s what Iike to hear. That one was easier. You know what, that was the tetanus. It’s
going to leave you with sore arm later. All right! Thank you so much. You are so welcome. That was easy. So I ended up getting a Yellow Fever vaccination, a flu shot, typhoid pills and a tetanus
injection. All together it came to about $500. Including the
consultation — so it’s not cheap. Once you get your shots your doctor should give
you a yellow vaccination card like this one and you want to keep it in your
passport because some countries will want to see which vaccinations you’ve
had especially yellow fever. First of all, a little disclaimer here. While I’ve
traveled around the world for the last 7 years visiting over 50 countries,
I’m not a doctor. So if you want to get some travel vaccinations you need to go
talk to your own doctor. For more tips about travel vaccinations visit my blog
post linked in the description below. Visit the CDC travel website to learn
specifics about what you need for which countries. Well I hope you guys enjoyed
that video, if you did remember to give it a thumbs up, leave a comment below let
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  1. Nice little video. Came here from your webite. I'm vaccinated against pretty well all travel diseases (including Yellow Fever), that they have vaccines for, and I keep tabs on which ones are good for a lifetime, and which ones require boosters every few years.
        One you forgot to mention is an oral vaccine… Dukoral, which gives two years protection against Cholera, and at least three months protection against  heat-labile toxin producing enterotoxigenic E. coli (LT-producing ETEC) in adults and children 2 years of age and older. That is the bacteria that causes MOST cases of Food Poisoning/Traveler's diarrhea/Montezuma's Revenge/Delhi Belly/Turkey Trots or whatever name you prefer to call it. Protective efficacy against cholera is 85%, while protection against the heat-labile toxin of ETEC reaches 67%.
          In spending many months in southeast Asia….  including much time off the beaten tourist path, into mountain villages and eating food where westerners don't go, sometimes not knowing what I was eating, I've never gotten sick. I take Dukoral before leaving each trip.  No, it's not perfect, (not sure if any vaccine is 100% perfect) …. but I do like 85% protection against Cholera and 67% protection against Traveler's Diarrhea.  There are instructions on how to take it properly…  empty stomach etc..  Two doses if you've never had it before.  One dose if you've taken the two doses previously within five years.
        I DID have bad food poisoning more than forty years ago, in Toronto, Canada of all places, from eating macaroni salad at an open air market.  Felt like I wanted to die…  losing everything from both ends and in pain etc.  Horrible ! 
        Can't get Dukoral everywhere, but I've gotten it in Canada, and it's available in some European countrys and also in Bangkok, Thailand at the Thai Travel Clinic, Hospital for Tropical Diseases, Faculty of Tropical Diseases, Mahidol University, Bangkok. Probably available at some other places I'm not aware..  
        https://www.dukoralcanada.com
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cholera_vaccine

  2. You know I never even thought about the different shots you would need to go to other countries but it totally makes sense. Great advice!

  3. I’ll be going to Egypt and Jordan in October but not sure if I should get vaccinated. With this whole thing they say about vaccines kinda creeps me out. Have you ever been there? If so, did you also get vaccinated to go to these places?

  4. man are u…CRAZY?? U BELIVE THOSE IDIOTS OF DOCTORS?? DO U KNOW WHAT IS INSIDE OF THEM???
    USE RELIGIOS EXEMSION TO ESCAPE IT,DONT TAKE VAVINES!!! NEVER EVER AND IM PRETY SURE HE DIDNT GOT VACCINES BUT HE RECEIVES TONS OF MONEY FOR THIS,IT COULD BE ONLY DESTILED WATER WHY U PEOPLE BELIVE THIS….ITIOS OF DOCTORS?? BI GATES SAD THAT MEDICAL CARE AND VACCINES ARE USED TO LOWER POLUPATION FOR 10-15%…ARE U GUYS NUTS??

  5. So I got my specific vaccine for traveling to Belize (the one under Most Travels). But now my question is I haven't had any routinely vaccinations since after 9th grade. Am I suppose get them before my trip? Are they really necessary?

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