Safety and health precaution:
Suggested Shots / Vaccinations: Here is a
list of recommended vaccinations from the Center for Disease Control (www.cdc.gov).
∑ Hepatitis A or immune globulin
∑ Hepatitis B, if you might be
exposed to blood, have sexual contact with the local population, stay
longer than 6 months, or be exposed through medical treatment.
∑ Japanese encephalitis, only if
you plan to visit rural areas for 4 weeks or more, except under special
circumstances, such as a known outbreak of Japanese encephalitis.
∑ Rabies, if you might be exposed
to wild or domestic animals through your work or recreation.
∑ Typhoid, particularly if you
are visiting developing countries in this region.
∑ As needed, booster doses for
tetanus-diphtheria and measles, and a one-time dose of polio for adults.
Hepatitis B vaccine is now recommended for all infants and for children
ages 11-12 years who did not receive the series as infants.
Diarrhea is often a problem when traveling outside your own country, so
it would be wise to bring anti-diarrheal medicine.
We recommend that you drink only bottled
water while overseas.
We canít guaranty that you find toilet
paper in public bathrooms, so be sure to carry some tissues with you
when out shopping or touring.
Travel insurance will not cover injuries
which result from intoxication, so keep alcohol consumption to a minimum
when enjoying evening outings.
Should the need arise, there will be
convenient clinics for minor complaints, and modern hospitals with
excellent staffs for more serious conditions.