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FranklinjSRQ
(@FranklinjSRQ)
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The Search Function in this form doesnt seem to be working very well.. I searched for Vaccinations but there were zero returns. Any way, this is straight for the customs page:

http://us-virgin-islands.visahq.com/customs/

Vaccination against typhoid and poliomyelitis is advised.

Food drink: Water precautions are advised outside the main centers. Mains water is considered safe to drink. Milk is pasteuzised and dairy products are safe for consumption. Local meat, poultry, seafood, fruit and vegetables are generally considered safe to eat.

Other risks: Bilharzia (schistosomiasis) may be present in some fresh water; swimming pools that are well chlorinated and maintained are safe. Visitors should enquire locally. Immunization against hepatitis A should be considered.

Do most people in fact get vaccinated?

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Topic starter Posted : April 16, 2011 5:21 pm
East Ender
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Before I moved here I went to a physician who specialized in travel medicine. He went over all my previous vaccinations and recommended tetanus booster and gamma globulin, which was for hep A, I think. I had all the regular ones (polio, MMR, etc) in childhood. I have never heard of schistosomiasis in the VI, but possibly on some other islands. I have never heard of typhoid here, either. If they had a dengue vaccine, I'd get it, but they don't. Yes, the children here get vaccinated.

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Posted : April 16, 2011 5:43 pm
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