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CAJohn

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Camino(s) past & future
Frances Sept/Oct 2019
I decided to get a flu shot today. I usually get them at work, but they won’t be available at work until the end of September and I will be leaving before that. We are actually required to be immunized or wear masks throughout the Flu season at work.

I will be on the Camino until at least November 1 and then in relatively crowded conditions for the next two weeks after that in Europe. So, it isn’t uncommon for influenza to start in October and November.And I have noticed that for the last several years, Europe seems to be hit earlier than the United States with the flu season.

So, I’m just throwing it out there for people to think about as part of their Camino preparations heading into the fall and winter.
 

Kanga

Moderator
Staff member
Camino(s) past & future
Francés x 5, Le Puy x 2, Arles, Tours, Norte, Madrid, Via de la Plata, Portuguese, Primitivo
Yes please, do, if not for your own sake for the sake of others with whom you will be sharing space. And if you do become ill, if you can possibly afford it, take yourself to some private accommodation. Not only will you be more comfortable, but your fellow pilgrims will be grateful.
 

Pilgy

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
C. Francés April 06, C. Fisterre May 06, C. Frances Oct 17, C. Portuguese Oct 18, C. Inglese Nov 18
Yes please, do, if not for your own sake for the sake of others with whom you will be sharing space. And if you do become ill, if you can possibly afford it, take yourself to some private accommodation. Not only will you be more comfortable, but your fellow pilgrims will be grateful.
Right on, Kanga!
 

t2andreo

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
C/F: 2013, 2014
C/M: 2016
C/P: 2015, 2017
C/I: 2018
Voluntario: 2014 - 2019
Always advise everyone to get any and all vaccines available. Then again, I am a big believer in preventative medicine, similar to how I treat my car.

The inconvenience of the vaccination is far outweighed by the greater cost and hassle of getting sick. This is especially significant if it ruins your or another’s Camino.

I have recent vaccinations or boosters for:

Influenza
Tetanus & Diptheria (combo shot)
Pneumonia
Shingles
Measles, Mumps & Rubella (MMR)
Polio (my late father had it as a child, and I learned)

My view is you can choose to prevent illness, or risk ruining your plans, and those of others.

Hope this helps.
 
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Paladina

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
CF, primitivo & del norte (2017); VdlP/Sanabres, ingles et al (2018), Mozarabe and more (2019)
Sorry, I’ve never had the influenza vaccine, but I promise to stay away from fellow pilgrims if ever I become infected. I did have a tetanus booster yesterday, however, after being savaged by a couple of sheepdogs in my home village. Ah well, it should protect me from all those much maligned and apparently toothless Spanish dogs for another ten caminos.
 
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