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    Hi,
    I was wondering than there's no vaccine thread on this forum, exept a Rick's thread on Tetanus.
    It's quite important. Especially for Bushcraft, and preparedness.

    Just would like to know, what vaccines do you think are importants?

    I'm vaccine free for the moment, but I need to get some before my long USA Road/bush trip hehe


    I'm going to check on wilderness books, then translate diseases names here to help build a database on this subject.

    Thanks!


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    The best thing you can do is go see a Healthcare Professional. Your Doctor should be able to advise you.

    This site may help you. http://www.cdc.gov/
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    I also agree with that. The U.S. State Department requires certain vaccinations prior to entering the U.S. Here's the specific page at CDC:

    http://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/destinat...ted-states.htm

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    Here's another thing to consider: International Travel Health Insurance
    For relatively little money you can have the piece of mind that if you needed
    any kind of medical attention away from home you won't go bankrupt in the process.
    This is not a chance worth taking, IMO.

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    Another great point. Medicine is not socialized in the U.S. It's pay as you go so you are responsible for all costs associated with your care.

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    @Winnie: Thank you, I'm on it!

    @BENESSE:Yeah, An adapted insurance is your bank's vaccine hehe.

    @Rick: I didn't knew than there was obligated vaccine prior the entering in the USA!
    Thanks

    Hopefully I'm on it BEFORE coming ^^
    Thanks

    EDIT: by the way, thoss vaccines are done for almost everyone in Europe.
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    Ok, that's done,
    Plus a some others who can be good to get in some places, I will let you know their names later!

    Bye!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Verdugo
    Ok, that's don
    Am I missing something? You got all your vaccines over the course of two days?

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    Actually, I went to see my doc, who prescribed me some immunizations.
    DTP, hepatitis, and some one against tick's sickness... Don't know the Englih word sorry ^^

    I went to a healthcenter to buy them, and monday I'm going to inject these vaccines at a specialized local.

    I still need to go to a specialised center for "rabies".

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    Ticks do carry a number of diseases. Lyme disease, rickettsia, Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever and tularimia are some of the better known ones here in the States. There are several others as well.

    Here in the States you generally receive your vaccinations from your doctor at the time you see them. It looks like they do things differently in France. Not surprised by that. I just didn't understand how you acquired all of them so quickly. The hepatitis vaccines have to be given in two and three doses depending on the version of hepatitis.

    You really don't need rabies I don't think unless one of those sites says it's required. The odds of contracting rabies is really pretty small regardless of the animal you tangle with. Those that don't act or look right just give a wide berth.

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    Rickettsia .......................... Hmmmm. Better check my vaccines before the jamboree.
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    About ticks, I know they can spread some diseases, but this vaccine work for just one category of them: the tick-borne encephalitis

    Rabbies is not recommended in USA, but I will spent some weeks in Eastern European forests, and there, it's important.

    I did this really qquicly (well, it's not finish yet) because before USA, I will be in Asia for three months.
    This is why I hadn't much time to do that.

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    For ticks - if you are hiking in areas where they live, it is best to use preventive measures. Appropriate clothing and repellent that contains DEET are effective.
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    We don't vaccinate.
    Why do I live in Alaska? Because I can.

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    Then you don't get to visit America. So there.

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    's fine by me lol.
    Why do I live in Alaska? Because I can.

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    The last I checked, Alaska was part of America. Unless you know something I don't?

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    It has humor, Chip. See the OP is visiting America so it was a very sophisticated yet somewhat dry reference to the original post. Not unlike a good wine come to think of it.

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