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We are really concerned, we are to be traveling to gambia tomorrow,

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We are really concerned, we are to be traveling to gambia tomorrow, and not being advised otherwise, we only had our yellow fever jabs 4 days prior to going!.....will we be safe or should we cancel and loose our money!
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr Uzair replied 2 years ago.
Dr Uzair :

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Dr Uzair :

The recommendation is to get the vaccines at least 7 to 10 days prior to the visit.

Customer:

so, will we not be immunised at all?.....I know what the recommended time is,

Dr Uzair :

The Yellow fever risk is highest after the rainy season in Africa that is July to October.

Dr Uzair :

The incubation period is 3 to 6 days for the virus.

Dr Uzair :

So, you might just get through without having to postpone or cancel your trip.

Dr Uzair :

Yes, you will be immunized. That is just the recommendation time. You will arrive there between day 6 and 7. And since, this is not the Yellow fever season there, you will be safe to continue your trip according to my opinion.

Dr Uzair :

Do you have more queries about this?

Customer:

thanks, ***** ***** much easier about it now!

Dr Uzair :

My Pleasure.

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Best wishes and have a nice trip!

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