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WORLD Scout JAMBOREE IN West-Virginia

This international event will take place from 22 July to 2 August 2019.

26-03-19

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Tens of thousands of youngsters from all over the world will gather in West-Virginia in the United States of America (USA). This special mass gathering creates specific circumstances, which increase the risk of outbreaks.

VACCINATIONS

The following vaccinations are recommended for this event:

  • Standard vaccinations, based on age
    • Measles-mumps-rubella
    • Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis (whooping cough), polio
    • Hepatitis B
  • Additional vaccinations due to the specific circumstances (usually not recommended for travel to the USA)
    • Meningitis ACWY
    • Hepatitis A

OTHER RECOMMENDATIONS

  • Implement mosquito-repellent measures to protect against West Nile virus.
  • Pay attention to hand hygiene, due to an increased risk of gastro-intestinal infections at mass gatherings. Always wash your hands after going to the toilet and before eating. If this is not possible, use alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
  • Bring condoms with you.
  • Keep your distance from wild animals: they could have rabies.

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