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IMMUNISATIONS AND
                                                                          TRAVEL ADVICE


                                                      Exotic destinations may include potential exposure to
                                                      infections that are rare in your country of origin or that you
                                                      have never been exposed to before. When considering
                                                      foreign travel, it is worth assessing your potential
                                                      destination with regard to water supply, general standard
                                                      of hygiene and access to medical services.
                                                         If you are planning foreign travel you should consult with
                                                      a travel medical specialist, in good time, before you plan to
                                                      travel. You should also comply with vaccines and
                                                      medications that are prescribed for you. You should also
                                                      ensure that you have adequate supplies of medication and
                                                      adequate health insurance cover. Many travel insurance
                                                      packages do not cover existing illnesses - check before you
                                                      buy a policy.
                                                         Vaccination is a highly effective way of preventing
                                                      disease. Most vaccines take some time before they are fully
                                                      effective, so you should ensure consultation with doctor
                                                      and actual vaccination, weeks before you plan to travel.
                                                         You should ensure your vaccination schedule is up-to-
                                                      date. Additional vaccines may be prescribed, depending on
                                                      the area of travel and any special risks you may encounter.
                                                         If you are travelling to a malaria endemic area you should
                                                      also take appropriate malaria medication and precautions.



                                                                                  VACCINATIONS TO
              VACCINATION AND KIDNEY TRANSPLANT
                                                                               AVOID AFTER KIDNEY
         Routine Vaccinations                       Travel Vaccinations
                                                                                 TRANSPLANTATION
         Haemophylis                                (AS APPROPRIATE FOR AREA
                                                     YOU ARE TRAVELLING TO)
         Mengococcal vaccine                        Typhoid vaccine              Measles, mumps and rubella
         Annual Influenza vaccine                   Hepatitis A and B                        BCG

         Pneumococcal vaccine every 5 years         Rabies                                Oral Polio
         Human papiloma virus vaccine               Diptheria                           Oral Typhoid
         (Girls under 16)                           Yellow Fever                   Small Pox, Yellow fever
         Tetanus vaccine                            Cholera                                  BCG
         Inactivated Polio vaccine (salk)                                                Chickenpox




        It is beyond the scope of this book to discuss each vaccine individually. The HSE website
        www.immunisation.ie and the NHS website www.fitfortravel.nhs.uk is a very useful resource that
        lists specific vaccines needed for each country. You should consult with your doctor if you plan to
        travel to a destination that requires vaccination









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