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    Default Expats getting shots for the following?

    The DR news has quite a lengthy list of illnesses and the associated data for 2019. Among them are dengue, leptospirosis,cholera and 5 more.
    What are your experiences in getting preventative shots. I'm traveling down later this month for an extended stay and I'm thinking of contacting my doctor this week to seek his advise.

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    I have had 0 shots...... and will not get any anytime soon.....
    But i guess it depends on your age, health and many other factors.....

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    No shots for dengue....

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    Quote Originally Posted by malko View Post
    I have had 0 shots...... and will not get any anytime soon.....
    But i guess it depends on your age, health and many other factors.....
    I have a 20 year history with the DR and never had shots for what is on that list other than tetanus. I was thinking of time on the golf course since most of my shots go into the rough. Lol.

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    I have had the tetanus and the tropical disease ones - malaria etc, I suppose

    They do not need to be updated that often

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    No shots in 16 years aside from a tetanus shot.

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    No shots here either. My opinion is they should only be given to those in poor health.

    I just got over dengue last month. No fun of course but I didn't die. No shots for that anyways.

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    Quote Originally Posted by william webster View Post
    No shots for dengue....
    https://www.cdc.gov/dengue/preventio...e-vaccine.html

    None for someone my age, but there is something new for Dengue that is "pending".

    Dengue Vaccine in the United States
    In May 2019, Dengvaxia® was approvedexternal icon by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in the United States for use in children 9-16 years old living in an area where dengue is common (the US territories of American Samoa, Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands), with laboratory confirmed prior dengue virus infection.

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    Quote Originally Posted by windeguy View Post
    https://www.cdc.gov/dengue/preventio...e-vaccine.html

    None for someone my age, but there is something new for Dengue that is "pending".

    Dengue Vaccine in the United States
    In May 2019, Dengvaxia was approvedexternal icon by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in the United States for use in children 9-16 years old living in an area where dengue is common (the US territories of American Samoa, Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands), with laboratory confirmed prior dengue virus infection.
    I recently checked on Dengue shots. Not only just for kids but they have to have had it before.


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    Quote Originally Posted by tripp789 View Post
    I recently checked on Dengue shots. Not only just for kids but they have to have had it before.


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    No shots (fired) in 18 years.
    Dengue twice in 8 years.
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