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Aussiecam
02-20-2011, 11:28 PM
Hi Everyone,

Well the time has finally arrived and in just 2 and a half months i will be touching down in Aruba with my canadian friends Letitia and Richie for a fun filled week at the Westin, !!!! (may 14 to 21)

Before i depart though i was wondering, Although i notice Aruba seems to be free of most tropical diseases should i still be looking at getting immunised/going on a tablet course for things such as: Hep A, Typhoid, Dengue Fever etc?

or are these pretty rare occurences and not something to be worried about? Part of the reason i ask too is mosquitos seem to LOVE me! Say i'm standing in a group of 5 other people, guaranteed they'll forget everyone else and practically dive onto me! ARGH!!!!!!! Even if i wear bug spray!!

ANy advice would be much appreciated! As i'm thinking i should make a dr appt if so within the next week!

Cheers

Cameron

Arubalisa
02-20-2011, 11:49 PM
As someone who contracted Hep A while traveling within the U.S. prior to the availability of the vaccine, I can vouch it is always a good idea. And not an illness you would wish on an enemy. Hepatitis vaccine is about all you need. More info:

health precautions? (http://www.aruba.com/forum/f7/health-precautions-40302/?highlight=vaccination)

http://www.aruba.com/forum/f7/booster-shots-29924/ (http://www.aruba.com/forum/f7/hep-vaccination-44485/?highlight=vaccination)

Aussiecam
03-01-2011, 02:06 AM
Thanks Lisa, sorry to hear you contracted hep a, but glad you recovered ok! as we are also going to curaƧao I think I will get typhoid vaccine as well, better safe than sorry hey?

Going to see my doctor tomorrow!

Cheers

Cameron

Arubalisa
05-02-2011, 10:22 AM
Vaccines: Preparing For Your Trip to Aruba (http://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/destinations/aruba.htm#vaccines)