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Jap Encephalitis? Is it neccesary?

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1. Posted by rbisset (Budding Member 26 posts) 11y

I went to the doctors today to start getting my injections and she recommended that I enquire into getting vaccinated against Japanese B Encephalitis.

I will be travelling in Taiwan, China (inc. Yunnan Province) and Northern Vietnam between mid September and early November. Do you think it will be neccesary?

Also anyone thats had it done in the past how much did it cost per injection? Thanks in advance.

2. Posted by ukmassage (Inactive 1052 posts) 11y

yes, if you are going to rural areas where encephalitis is endemic - otherwise just protect yourself against mosquitos

3. Posted by FionaNZ (Respected Member 903 posts) 11y

Having been hospitalised for Encephalitus in Oz for 5 days a few years back, I say have the jab no matter what the cost if you are going to be in areas where its a possibility.. it is not a fun illness!

4. Posted by Isadora (Travel Guru 13926 posts) 11y

Here is some information that may help you decide whether to be vaccinated or not.

Fact Sheet
More Info

5. Posted by MartinH (Full Member 67 posts) 11y

damnit, my nurse advised against it, made of mice brains or something.

But this thread has me questioning now!

6. Posted by MartinH (Full Member 67 posts) 11y

ah, those links did the trick, its not licensed in the UK. Also I don't have time to have it anyway

  • grabs the DEET*