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    Vaccinations for Egypt - I am confused!

    Me and my boyfriend are going to Sharm El Sheikh in November and have been looking into vaccinations - I have already started mine by having two Twinrix (Hep A & B) vaccinations and I will need a booster in six months. I also require the Typhoid vaccination one month before I go.

    Now, this is where I am confused - my boyfriend went to his GP last week and was given completely different information. He does not require the Hep A & B vaccination until one month before we go and doesn't require Typhoid at all. He has never been abroad so has not had any of these vaccinations before so there is no reason why he doesn't require them. I queried this with my nurse this morning and was told that different surgeries do different things - that doesn't really make much sense to me though as I am having a lot more vaccinations than my boyfriend for the same holiday / country!

    So, if anyone here has been to Egypt and had vaccinations before travelling I would be really grateful if they could tell me what they had! I don't want to subject myself to vaccinations more than I have to (I hate needles) and I don't want my boyfriend to travel without the proper vaccinations!

    Thanks

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    You'll be fine. Just wear a condom.

    I hv been to Egypt & u don't generally need vaccinations when going there.
    Vaccinations r normally required (& recommended) for Malarial zones only

    The Home Office website for Egypt.

    http://www.fco.gov.uk/en/travel-and-living-abroad/travel-advice-by-country/middle-east-north-africa/egypt

    National Travel Health Network and Centre (NaTHNaC)

    http://www.nathnac.org/ds/c_pages/country_page_eg.htm

    Egyptian Embassy

    http://egypt.embassyhomepage.com/egypt_immunisation_advice_egypt_travel_vaccination_advice_egyptian_embassy_lonodn_uk_travel_insurance_for_egypt.htm

    For other resources and information.

    http://www.touregypt.net/
    gotoegypt.org/

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    sajsaleem

    I hv been to Egypt & u don't generally need vaccinations when going … I hv been to Egypt & u don't generally need vaccinations when going there. Vaccinations r normally required (& recommended) for Malarial zones only



    Well I explained to her that we are just going to Sharm and not leaving the resort yet she still seems to think I need to be treated like a pin cushion.

    We checked on this before going on a Nile cruise earlier this year and we didn't need any jabs, so we didn't have any. I guess if you were going to be a Nomad ofr year, it'd be a good idea.

    kimbyanne

    Well I explained to her that we are just going to Sharm and not leaving … Well I explained to her that we are just going to Sharm and not leaving the resort yet she still seems to think I need to be treated like a pin cushion.



    If yr not leaving the resort then in my opinion u defn. don't need any!

    I went to sharm and to be honest you dont really need them , i had them because i also went Cario which is totally different and filthy so did need them for Cario.

    Sharm is really clean and the sea but still its better to be safe then sorry...but if it was me i wouldnt of bothered if just going to sharm

    I had Hep A & B and tetanus shot , with booster about 6 months later , i was never given Typhoid

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    chesso

    We checked on this before going on a Nile cruise earlier this year and we … We checked on this before going on a Nile cruise earlier this year and we didn't need any jabs, so we didn't have any. I guess if you were going to be a Nomad ofr year, it'd be a good idea.



    A-n-d-y

    I went to sharm and to be honest you dont really need them , i had them … I went to sharm and to be honest you dont really need them , i had them because i also went Cario which is totally different and filthy so did need them for Cario.Sharm is really clean and the sea but still its better to be safe then sorry...but if it was me i wouldnt of bothered if just going to sharmI had Hep A & B and tetanus shot , with booster about 6 months later , i was never given Typhoid



    Argh! This makes no sense! My nurse is adamant that no one should travel to Egypt without being vaccinated against Tetanus, Diphtheria, Polio, Hep A and Typhoid. When we were looking at going to Cairo or the possibility of a Nile cruise my nurse also wanted to vaccinated me against Rabies too (at a cost of £140!) but we have decided against doing either of these and are just sticking to Sharm.

    I just can't understand how the information that is given out is so vastly different! How can one person require all these vaccinations and the other is told they don't require any!

    Listen worse comes to worse, u'll spend 6 months in quarantine at Heathrow

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    sajsaleem

    Listen worse comes to worse, u'll spend 6 months in quarantine at … Listen worse comes to worse, u'll spend 6 months in quarantine at Heathrow



    I won't, not with the amount of sodding vaccines I am having!

    I just returned from Sharm last week..... I called my doctor on the Monday before travelling who had a sheet on the wall - recomended Hep A, Typhoid & Tetanus - had them injected the following day and flew out on the Saturday. A lot do not have them as mainly required if deep sea/scuba diving, some will say dont eat the salad or drink the tap water...I had the injection just incase. Hope this helps.

    i've been to egypt (sharm and the nile) and i've had tetanus, polio, diptheria, typhoid and hep A jabs.
    tbh OP i'd just get them to be on the safe side, they're free and only hurt for a little bit so what's the harm?

    Last injection i had (tetanus for alsation bite to **** aside) was my tb at 14... Since then i've travelled extensively and lived in the middle east for a while without any problems?

    I can't see why you'd need all those shots for sharm el sheikh either? Culturally it's very similiar to Blackpool!

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    missp27

    i've been to egypt (sharm and the nile) and i've had tetanus, polio, … i've been to egypt (sharm and the nile) and i've had tetanus, polio, diptheria, typhoid and hep A jabs.tbh OP i'd just get them to be on the safe side, they're free and only hurt for a little bit so what's the harm?



    Thanks. I have had all of those, nearly. One more Twinrix (Hep A & B) and Typhoid and I am all set. What is the Typhoid one like, the first Twinrix I had didn't really hurt but the one I had this morning stung quite a bit.

    Were you recommended to have the Rabies vaccination? My nurse did mention it but said it wasn't necessary and just said don't go near any animals.

    We have travelled all over north and mid Africa and never even got offered typhoid injections ! We have had tetanus, hep A and scarlet fever jabs as well as malaria tabs, but that's all. Nobody's ever mentioned rabies to us either lol and we're both still here

    kimbyanne

    Thanks. I have had all of those, nearly. One more Twinrix (Hep A & B) and … Thanks. I have had all of those, nearly. One more Twinrix (Hep A & B) and Typhoid and I am all set. What is the Typhoid one like, the first Twinrix I had didn't really hurt but the one I had this morning stung quite a bit. Were you recommended to have the Rabies vaccination? My nurse did mention it but said it wasn't necessary and just said don't go near any animals.


    the typhoid was was fine it was the hep A one which made me feel a little rough that evening. when i was at the doctors the nurse checked a website to see what i needed. she didn't mention rabies and said there was no malaria in egypt (which is good cos i was bitten by a mosquito in aswan a week ago, lol)

    sajsaleem

    I hv been to Egypt & u don't generally need vaccinations when going … I hv been to Egypt & u don't generally need vaccinations when going there. Vaccinations r normally required (& recommended) for Malarial zones only



    That really is a silly thing to say, get all the vaccines you need because at the end of the day, it's in Egypt, and you might be the unlucky one that gets a dirty bite, safe than sorry most definitely.

    Oh, and I'd 100% get a rabies vaccine, a lot of wild animals, mainly cats, again depends where you go in Sharm, but one loose one, you get a small bite and that's it.

    I didnt see any wild animals and noone mentioned rabies....Did see the odd camel, but they looked under control
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