Vaccinations

  • I WILL BE VISITING LABADEE - FALMOUTH --COZUMEL THIS DECEMBER,

    DO I NEED ANY SHOTS, WHILE IN JAMAICA?

    JAYNE2000@MAC.COM



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  • The CDC does not list any vaccine requirements for anywhere in the Caribbean.

    It does suggest you contact your primary physician for his recommendations, such as a flu.shot, pneumonia shot depending on your age and medical history.

  • Just shots of Rum!

  • I have been cruising all over the Caribbean for years and never have I gotten any shots. If you want to look for yourself here's the CDC web site: http://www.cdc.gov/

    If you want to look at specific countries use this site: http://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/destinations/list.htm

    What I see on the CDC site is that certain vaccinations may be required if you are going away from cities and/or staying a while, which has the potential of exposure more than a one day visit. It's up to you what you get and the cruise line is not going to check to see whether you have any inoculations.

  • Jayne, for what it's worth and I don't know where you are based, but we always have shots and malaria tablets as recommended by our Doctors and department of health in the UK.

    As always it depends on personal preference

  • I always felt the quinine in the gin and tonics would protect me from malaria!!!! LOL

  • Great comment Maureen, Living in Kenya for a couple of years, gin & tonics were a favorite. What is interesting, there is only one tonic company that actually still uses quinine in their tonic. I wonder what RCCL uses? Cheers,

  • thanks so much everyone for replying, really appreciate, just didn't want to

    spoil the vacation by not being careful, will be on the Norweign Cruise Ship for

    one week and a week on the Allure --birthday gift from my daughter !!

  • Better to be safe than sorry Jayne, always put your mind at rest by getting your doctors opinion, also make sure there is nothing uncovered in your insurance.

  • Yeaaaa!!! on the Allure, but Boooooooooooo on the NCL ship!!

  • MAUREEN LMAO!!! GOOD COMMET!