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Moving to Guam vaccination info needed

post #1 of 6
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My family is moving to Guam this summer and plan to travel in the region as
well. The CDC recommends Typhoid and Hep A as well as the routine series. My son
is unvaccinated and I would prefer to keep it to a minimum if any. I would
appreciate information about that area's risks for all the vaccine preventable
diseases as well as insight to what I might expect from the Air Force regarding
his records.

Thank you,
Kerensa
post #2 of 6
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Originally Posted by AnamCara View Post
My family is moving to Guam this summer and plan to travel in the region as
well. The CDC recommends Typhoid and Hep A as well as the routine series. My son
is unvaccinated and I would prefer to keep it to a minimum if any. I would
appreciate information about that area's risks for all the vaccine preventable
diseases as well as insight to what I might expect from the Air Force regarding
his records.

Thank you,
Kerensa
http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm5914md.htm

This is the MMWR for this past week...looks like there is a whole lot of nothing going on in Guam.
post #3 of 6
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Originally Posted by Marnica View Post
http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm5914md.htm

This is the MMWR for this past week...looks like there is a whole lot of nothing going on in Guam.

Looks like Listeriosis and botulism are the major issues and you can't vaccinate for those...Just watch what you eat
post #4 of 6
My family lived in Guam for 5 years. I was a school counselor and my DH was a teacher. There aren't any more risks for VPDs in Guam than there are in the states. . .except for maybe TB, but the US/Guam doesn't give the TB vax. Now, with the military, you should check out the past threads on MDC for information regarding military regs and exemptions.
post #5 of 6
I don't know about Guam...but I have been living in the developing world (Malaysia, Philippines, now China) for going on 6 years and have not given any vax to my kids.
post #6 of 6
Thread Starter 
Thank you to all for the help. I will need to print off some resources from previous threads, but I am all set with the information that I need
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