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Vaccines for Philippines
There are no required shots to enter the country of Philippines.
For the CDC recommended shots, click here.
We strongly suggest you contact your family doctor or a Traveler's Clinic in your area.
We definitely recommend that you get the Hepatitis A and Typhoid shot as these can both be contracted through food. You will be eating food in the local villages that we visit. We will always drink bottled water, never accept water from anyone. If you get the Typhoid pills it will last for 5 years versus the shot, which only lasts 3 years.
Check out this information on Typhoid & Hepatitis A:
It is also important that you have an updated Tetanus (DPT) vaccine if you have not gotten one in the last 7-10 years.
Talk to your doctor about how to prevent malaria. Many people are using a natural supplement called "neem" to help prevent malaria, as well as using insect repellents. This is highly recommended as some forms of malaria medication can make you very sick. Also, some people have used Avon Skin So Soft to keep mosquitos away.
Updated info on measles outbreak in Philippines from CDC: http://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/notices/watch/measles-philippines
We highly recommend each participant is fully protected (2 MMRs) before the trip.
Please contact us with any questions that you may have. Depending on what vaccines you have had in the past, these vaccines can cost up to $300 or more if you must get all of them. It is best to get your vaccines as soon as possible.
Visit the CDC website for more information on Vaccines & Immunizations: http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/pubs/vis/default.htm