CDC warns Fiji visitors

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VISITORS travelling to Fiji may need to get vaccinated with hepatitis A and typhoid vaccines.

This is the advice by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) — the leading national public health institute of the United States (US).

In a tweet on its official Twitter account, CDC urged those wishing to travel to Fiji to ensure they visited a doctor before travelling into the country.

“Depending on where you’re going in Fiji, what you’ll be doing, you may need a hepatitis A vaccine and a typhoid vaccine,” said on its official Twitter account.

“Make sure you schedule a visit with your doctor to discuss these and other concerns before you go.”

CDC also recommended in their tweet that people wishing to travel to Fiji should be up-to-date on all their routine shots including measles, mumps and rubella (MMR), diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis (DTaP) and varicella (chicken pox).

In an interview last night, Minister for Industry, Trade and Tourism Premila Kumar said such advisory issued by CDC was for their citizens and Fiji had no control over it.

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