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Public health: travel vaccines require advance booking

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If you’re traveling overseas to a destination that requires travel vaccines, your best bet is to book appointments well in advance.

Public health officials are advising travelers, especially to destinations where yellow fever outbreaks are occurring, to get in touch with the travel health clinic six to eight weeks before their trip.

Public health told Cayman 27 vaccines are not effective if given just before travel.

An insect repellant with DEET, long-sleeved clothing, and mosquito nets are advised to help prevent other, non-vaccine-preventable mosquito borne illnesses like Zika, chikungunya, and dengue.

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Joe Avary

Joe Avary

Joe Avary has been with Cayman 27 since 2014. He brings 20 years in television experience to the job, working hard every day to bring the people of Cayman stories that inform the public and make a difference in the community. Joe hopes his love for the Cayman Islands shines through in his informative and entertaining weather reports. If you have a story idea for Joe or just want to say hello, call him at 324-2141 or send an email to

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