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23 Aug 2011

Travel to South Africa
Hi

I am a South African who has been living in Australia for 3 years.
I will be visiting my family in South Africa in October with my boyfriend.
The travel advice I have received in Australia is to have several vaccinations, including Hep A, Hep B, Typoid &  Tetanis before the trip. It seems excessive as I lived in South Africa for close to 30 years and I''ve never had these before.

Are these neccessary?

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01 Jan 0001

Dear DB,

I agree this is over the top. Ensure Tetanus is up to date. Hep A is a consideration but if you check your blood status you may well find you have immunity.
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