Active Ingredient: Ciprofloxacin
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Reactions to the vaccine, which are generally mild, include headaches, muscle aches, and low-grade fevers. The vaccine should not in general be given to those who are younger than six months of age, immunocompromised, or allergic to eggs since the vaccine is produced in chick embryos.
It should also not be given to those with a malignant neoplasm and those with a history of thymus disease or thymectomy. Caution should be exercised before giving the vaccine to those who are between the ages of 6 and 8 months, age 60 years or older, pregnant, or breastfeeding.
Serious allergic reactions, such as hives or asthma, are rare and generally occur in those with a history of egg allergy.
Hepatitis B vaccine is recommended for all travelers if not previously vaccinated. A full series consists of three intramuscular doses given at 0, 1 and 6 months.
Severe allergic reactions anaphylaxis occur rarely. Rabies vaccine is recommended for travelers spending a lot of time outdoors, for travelers at high risk for animal bites, such as veterinarians and animal handlers, for long-term travelers and expatriates, and for travelers involved in any activities that might bring them into direct contact with bats.
A complete preexposure series consists of three doses of vaccine injected into the deltoid muscle on days 0, and 21 or 28.
All travelers should be up-to-date on routine immunizations, including Tetanus - diphtheria vaccine recommended for all travelers who have not received a tetanus-diphtheria immunization within the last 10 years.
Measles vaccine recommended for any traveler born after 1956 who does not have either a history of two documented measles immunizations or a blood test showing immunity. Although measles immunization is usually begun at age 12 months, consider giving an initial dose of measles vaccine to children between the ages of 6 and 11 months who will be traveling to Colombia.