Getting immunizations in a developing country
September 3, 2013 10:44 AM Subscribe
I'm going to be traveling to Ecuador in a few weeks. I have most of the immunizations I need, but I need one and my travel partner needs several. We're seeking info on getting them in Ecuador.
posted by geegollygosh to health & fitness (9 answers total)
We'll be there for five months, primarily in a fairly rural area in the Andes and probably taking a trip to the Amazon and some neighboring countries at some point.
We've done the research on what immunizations are recommended-- I need the second shot in the Hep A vaccine (I got the four years ago, but it looks like that's okay), he needs Hep A and Typhoid. We both may need Yellow Fever if we decide to go to Bolivia. We're planning to forego anti-Malarials based on our itinerary.
We're both currently visiting my parents in a rural area that doesn't offer much in the way of community health centers or travel clinics, and neither of us have insurance that is going to cover non-routine vaccines.
So, we're considering getting them done in Quito when we arrive, but we're wondering if this is a good idea, both from a safety perspective and also considering the hassle factor involved (I am semi-conversational in Spanish.) Does anyone have any experience with this, specific to Ecuador or in other developing countries.