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#1 of 2 Old 04-17-2008, 03:32 PM - Thread Starter
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Hi, everyone...

I have decided not to vaccinate my DD2 (DD1 is almost fully vaccinated) and I am about 95% comfortable with my decision. The only fear that I have is of traveling outside of the country. My husband and I would love to travel to Tanzania (Africa) in the near future to do some mission work, but I am afraid that DD2 won't be safe. I know that I can have her titers checked, but what if she hasn't built up any immunities? Also, I know that if you travel outside of the country (especially to places like Africa), then you are required to get a few vaccines...what should I do about this? Can I refuse these since they are the laws of another country? Or is it a good idea? Looking forward to seeing what your thoughts are on this...
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The issue is visas, really. If you want to go from Tanzania to Zambia, for example, you have to have a yellowfever vaccination certificate. You don't need any vaxes to enter Tanzania, so as long as you didn't intend to travel I don't think that would be a problem.
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