According to the CDC, traveling internationally requires that you get vaccinations. Some vaccinations are required by the international health board and some are recommended. Types of vaccinations will depend on your health status and your destinations.
If you’re ill and have a weakened immune system like having diabetes or HIV, then you will need more vaccinations than the non ill person. If you’re going to places like Africa then you will be required to take certain vaccine to prevent disease infection.
According to the CDC, populations with a weakened immune system or have similar medical illness are discouraged from traveling to Africa where yellow fever is prevalent. Those that have recent chemo therapy or transplant or surgery are also discouraged from traveling to places like Africa that have yellow fever.
What are the vaccines that are required or recommended for the immuno-compromised travelers? The populations with a current medical illness or have a weakened immune system should take yellow fever vaccine, influenza or Hib vaccine (flu), and pneumococcal Polysaccharide.
According to the CDC, the immuno-compromised populations is strongly encourage not to do any traveling to foreign country since there are a low health standards and high diseases spreading around. These patients would not do well having these infections. Patients that are currently on medications therapy are also discouraged to travel to foreign country. The level of diseases in foreign country is higher than in the US.
Immuno-compromised individuals are encouraged to take precautions against malaria, hepatitis, TB and all others that are very prevalent in foreign country. You should bring an over supply of medications just in case you would need it. Some country prohibit HIV patients from entering their country. Some country requires test for HIV antibody for students, and employees on permit.
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