Life is full of risks and there are plenty of anecdotal reports describing how various vaccines have triggered ME/CFS or have exacerbated the condition. But if someone with ME/CFS wants to travel to a country where specific vaccinations are strongly advised, or are even made compulsory with a certificate (as with yellow fever), it would be foolish to avoid the high level of protection that most forms of vaccination provide.
Topics discussed in this leaflet, include: General advice on vaccines for overseas travel, Obtaining reliable information on traveller's health, Specific vaccines that may be recommended or required, Points to consider in relation to specific vaccines, Other important aspects of pre-travel healthcare: Air travel, Heat, Jet lag, time changes & sleep disturbance, Malaria, Traveller’s diarrhoea; Travel insurance and other documentation, Checklist, Further information.
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