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Table 2 Numbers and proportions of travelers (n = 460) vaccinated before the travel clinic appointment or at consultation. The data are given as numbers and percentages of those vaccinated or considered protected according to Finnish recommendations

From: Travelers’ health problems and behavior: prospective study with post-travel follow-up

  Protected before consultation, N (%a) Vaccinated at consultation, N (%a) Protected according to recommendations given for the region visited, N (%a)
Tetanus (missing data = 4) 353 (77) 96 (21) 449 (98)
MMR (missing data = 43) 393 (94) 21 (5) 414 (99)
Hepatitis A (missing data = 3) 325 (71) 130 (28) 440 (100)
Hepatitis B (missing data = 4) 178 (39) 124 (27) 72 (73)
Yellow Fever (missing data = 2) 112 (24) 153 (33) 182 (96)
Polio (missing data = 4) b 140 (31) 84 (18) 104 (63)
Typhoid fever (missing data = 3) 38 (8) 63 (14) 47 (65)
oral 16 (4) 59 (13)  
injected 22 (5) 4 (1)  
Japanese encephalitis (missing data = 3) c 15 (3) 30 (7) 18 (53)
Other (missing data = 3) d 14 (3) 58 (13)  
  1. aProportion of positive among those from whom information was available
  2. bPart of the volunteers may have chosen to skip polio vaccination during appointment at the travel clinic and, instead, get it from their health center where they are vaccinated free of charge since polio is included in the Finnish national immunization program
  3. cDespite advice many declined prophylaxis because of high price
  4. dIncludes cholera, meningococcal, and rabies vaccinations