Vaccinations

Trip Start May 10, 2011
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Trip End Apr 15, 2012


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Thursday, April 7, 2011

So due to going to so many places it seems the options of what vaccines to get is endless - what we got in the end from our doctor was:

Hep B - three shots each costing 40
Yellow fever - one shot at 55
Rabies - 3 shots at 45 each

RABIES - We debated the rabies one until she told us that no-one has ever survived having rabies without vaccine and that if we didnt have the shots before we went and did get bitten we would have 12 hours to get to a clinic to get the vaccine - which sounded reasonable till she pointed out that in high risk areas of rabies they often run out of the vaccine - we decided it was stress we didnt need so got the shots before we went.

If we get bitten we still need to get more vaccines but having the shots before we left means that we wont die of it.

MALARIA TABLETS - so we paid 10 for a prescription and got a 10 day supply of chloroquine tablets for 7 each and are going to buy a supply in India as it will be much cheaper and the rest on the road as we go.

This website is good for info on what areas you need to take them

http://www.fitfortravel.nhs.uk/destinations.aspx

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steff on

that's reasonable.. I only went to India and Nepal and paid over 500GBP for my vaccinations.. Hep A, Japanese enc, cholera, typhoid, rabies, meningitis.... and so on.. haha..

erylnorris
erylnorris on

If you have any side effects from chloroquine you could consider doxycycline for most of asia (not so sure about america) - we took doxy for 6months continuously and had hardly any side effects, and they work out a hell of a lot cheaper (about 30quid for over 6months' supply from reputable agents in UK). Some people do get side effects off doxy too though, so just an idea x

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