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Going to Germany - do I need an injection? watch

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    If someone had asked me this, I would have said no, but yesterday I was in the doctor's surgery because I had to pick up a prescription and I was reading the chart which told you about whether you had to get vaccinations against diseases. I saw that for Germany in "wooded areas", you need one against a tick of some sort. I am going to the Black Forest in July, can anyone help me?
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    Ask your doctor?
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    I will do if people don't know, I just wondered whether anybody had any idea. Thanks for replying
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    ask on thorntree.lonelyplanet.com . Most people on there know more about travel medicine than your physician would (or ask in a specialist travel health centre).

    Personally I wouldn't worry too much, the occurrances of tick borne enciphiatis (sp?) are pretty slim- use insect repellent containing deet and consider wearing trousers when in wooded areas.
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    ^ good advice, I would have though you would be OK. The black forest is really nice, have a good time!
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    Nah, just use a roller if you go for a walk in the woods and wear a cap. Even if you don't, it doesn't matter much. If you do get one, ask someone to *turn* it out. I used to live there and only had one twice or something, so you'll be fine.
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    if you go to germany make sure you get your humour jabs, you dont want to have to go there and have them take away your sense of humour and funny bone :rolleyes:
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    i went to the black forest without any special injections...i think u will be fine. ask ur doctor though
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    (Original post by ramroff)
    if you go to germany make sure you get your humour jabs, you dont want to have to go there and have them take away your sense of humour and funny bone :rolleyes:
    lame stereotypes from the last century are soooo cool

    :/
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    Its not compulsory cos it costs the NHS money. Get it.
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    As far as I know,the only compulsorary injection for travel is Yellow Fever if you are going to the Far East. Id go for the injection personally, better to be safe than sorry counts in areas other than the bedroom! (BTW, I hate needles, so for me to have one done means I think it is very important).
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    I've been to Germany quite a few times with school and college and they never made us have anything done, so I wouldn't worry about it
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    I went to germany with my teacher on a school trip, we really enjoyed it.. we didnt take any injections though, but u should fill the medical form to recieve free treatment there..
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    Thanks everyone! I asked my conductor and he said I could have it for peace of mind but it wasn't essential. Although I have left it too late I think, I am going in 3 weeks.
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    Unless you're planning on actually walking IN the black forest itself don't bother
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    You don't NEED it.I never get my jabs when I go abroad because I'm terrified of needles and I've never had any problems...and I've been to really disease ridden areas!!!
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    i didnt need one when i went a few years ago
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    i lived in germany for 3 years and needed no such injection... have fun there!
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    i lived in germany aswell i didn't need 1
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    Yeah, you'll need a friggin sedative to deal with the Germans. Always remember 'they bombed our chip shops.'
 
 
 
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