I'm planning a 4-day trip to Haiti in about 6 weeks. My brother has been several times (going this time as well) and says that there is a yellow slip of paper that needs to be presented to Customs (I'm assuming that is on the way back into the U.S.) to prove that you've had the required vaccines. Problem is, I can't tell what is actually required.
According to this page - http://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/destinations/haiti.htm "Before visiting Haiti, you may need to get the following vaccinations and medications for vaccine-preventable diseases and other diseases you might be at risk for at your destination:(Note: Your doctor or health-care provider will determine what you will need, depending on factors such as your health and immunization history, areas of the country you will be visiting, and planned activities.)"
The page goes on to list "Recommended" vaccines, but never shows any actual "Requirements". I'm worried about getting stuck in customs if I don't have the paper they want, but I don't want to get a bunch of vaccines just because the CDC "recommends" them. I'm pretty much anti-vaccine, but I'm not looking to debate so much as find some concrete information on what will be required of me when traveling. I have a doctor's appointment in a few days, and I'd like to be armed with hard facts. If the doc is who will give me the yellow paper, then I want to know how to get her to give it to me without having any vaccines.
Oh, I should probably be giving her a copy of my vax history, if I can find it. I haven't found it yet. Will update here if I do. Any help is much appreciated. Thanks!