Vaccinations of International Travelers

Document Type: Letter to Editor

Authors

1 Medical Academic Center, Bangkok, Thailand

2 Hainan Medical University, Hainan, China

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We read the publication “Vaccinations of International Travelers” with great interest. Pavli et al concluded that “vaccination recommendations should be improved for the travellers to sub-Saharan Africa” and noted that “individualized and more selective pre-travel recommendations are needed taking in consideration the purpose and duration of travel, the area and place of stay.” In fact, the vaccination requirement is a general rule in travel medicine, and the required vaccinations are usually checked during the immigration process in several countries. In our country, as a tourist destination, a similar rule is applied. The findings on the rate of vaccination against important diseases among travelers in the present report should be further discussed. African destinations require some vaccinations, such as for yellow fever. Sometimes, travelers might neglect this requirement and not get the vaccination before traveling ... (Read more...)

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