We are taking a one-week tour of Prague, Vienna, and Budapest this fall.
Do you recommend immunizations for travel in the Czech Republic, Austria, or Hungary? I. and S.T., Worcester
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, part of the US Department of Health and Human Services, has a website that addresses this very question.
According to the site, travelers to Eastern and Western Europe should consider getting vaccinations for Hepatitis A and Hepatitis B, as well as booster vaccinations for tetanus-diphtheria and measles.
Before your next trip, do take a look at www.cdc.gov/travel. Click on ''destinations," then the area you will be visiting, and you will see the CDC recommendations. The home page includes a section on disease ''outbreaks" around the world, which can alert you to places not to visit -- at least not until the outbreaks clear up.
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