Why do you need vaccines when travelling?

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Visiting new places presents wonderful opportunities for enriching yourself with the local culture. But at the same time, travelling can increase your chance of coming into contact with unfamiliar diseases, such as typhoid and Japanese encephalitis.
Protecting yourself against these illnesses is important because they can develop into serious, sometimes life-threatening conditions, particularly when travelling further afield and when visiting tropical climates.
Receiving the relevant travel vaccines is so important that some countries won’t allow you in without a valid vaccination certificate. Kenya, for example, requires all tourists to have a yellow fever vaccination certificate to travel there.

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