Do vaccinations influence the effect of the (birth-contro) pill?
No, the pill and vaccinations can be used side by side without any problems.
You are pregnant and you are about to make a journey. Can you be vaccinated?
That depends on the vaccination that you need. A journey to a (sub)tropical country always entails higher medical risk. You need to ask yourself whether you want to expose yourself to this risk or whether you should perhaps postpone your journey.
If you are pregnant and you need vaccinations consult a doctor or nurse about the best course of action. This also applies to anti-malaria medication.
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From what age can children be vaccinated for travel to foreign countries? n
In the Netherlands young babies are vaccinated against a variety of diseases at the infant welfare centre. Travel to foreign countries sometimes calls for different measures. However, you cannot just give children vaccinations. For a hepatitis A vaccination, for example, the child must ne at least a year old, for yellow fever at least nine months, and for typhoid a child must be at least two years of age.
Can I work and/or participate in sports after having a vaccination?
Generally speaking this is no problem at all. A painful arm or mild dizziness can be inconvenient after a vaccination but otherwise having a vaccination will not hinder you at work or while participating in sports.
Will the medicines that I am taking affect the vaccinations?
Yes, some medicines and vaccinations are not very compatible. If you take medication get in touch with KLM Travel Clinic in good time. The nurse will tell you which vaccinations you will need and whether you will need to come to a special surgery. We can then advise you on the possible consequences of combining the applicable vaccinations with your medication.
Is it permitted to drink alcohol after having a vaccination?
In principle this shouldn't be a problem: alcohol and vaccinations are quite tolerant of one another. However, it is possible that the complaints and side effects than can sometimes follow a vaccination can be exacerbated through drinking alcohol.
Generic questions about vaccinations
What is the difference between compulsory and recommended vaccinations?
A compulsory vaccination is one that is compulsory (mandatory) in the country in question. In other words, the country stipulates this itself. Recommended means advised. In the Netherlands the advice is formulated by the LCR (Landelijk Coordinatiecentrum Reizigersadvisering or national coordination centre for travel advice). Advice then becomes more than just advice.
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Can vaccinations also be given in the form of pills?
No, this is not yet possible.
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Is it wise to receive all the necessary vaccinations at the samen time?
Sometimes it's wise to wait for a certain period between the various vaccinations, particularly for long journeys or to certain destinations. We advice you to seek information between four and six weeks before departure on the sequence and time schedule you should follow.
Can a vaccination make me ill?
Can a vaccination make me ill?
If you are healthy, you will not, as a rule, have any problems with vaccinations. Some people's reactions to vaccinations can be stronger than others. You might suffer from:
•A painful sensation in your arm