I'm about to be going to South America and I've been told vaccines can end up costing quite a lot of money (probably $300-600 per person).
Just wondering, is it better (better in terms of cheaper but still safe) to go to an actual travel doctor or to a general practitioner (GP)?
I've been told that travel doctors know more specific information about where you're going and that can save you money because they won't recommend vaccines that you don't need to take. However, they sell you the vaccines too which is likely to be more expensive plus I would've thought would be an incentive for them to overservice.
GPs on the other hand won't have the vaccines so you'll likely have to get them from the chemist (which i assume will be cheaper) but they may not know as much and will likely over- prescribe you to be on the safe side.
Has anyone been to a travel doctor? Do they actually know a lot more than the regular GPs?
Another option is to figure out what vaccines I need and just get a GP to get a prescription for them. I figure surely their advice can't be any different to the Center for Disease Prevention right? (http://www.cdc.gov/)