im heading to asia in jan( vietnam/cambodia/laos and thailand).
People have just started telling me that ill need a hell of a lot of vaccinations and that theyll cost a bomb! im currently travelling in oz at the mo was wondering if anyone knows eactly which vaccinations are essential for asia travel???
any help will be much appreciated.
You're in luck, I just had my vaccinations today so they and the pain are still fresh in my memory/arm.
The doctor recommended I get shots for Tetanus (which is free here)as well as Typhoid Fever and Hepatitis A. I followed his advice and took them all as well as Malaria tablets and some medication for Diarrhoea and nausea as I'm sure at some point the strange food will come to haunt me.
It's not cheap though, the combination of two doctors appointments and all the needles/pills set me back $400 Australian but I guess it's a small price to pay when you could wind up bed-ridden with Malaria etc.
You should get this all done a few weeks before you leave as some of the medication can leave you with an upset stomach, as usual I left it until the last week!
Hope this helped.
Woops sorry I got a Cholera vaccination as well but mine was actually in a drink format so no needle for that one.
Yep I had them all just before i went away a few months back!the only one I had to pay for was Rabies which i eventually got for £86 at the pharmacy in Asda!that was the cheapest i found it for, tescos and all the independant chemists were between £100-£130 so its well worth looking around!Japanese B encephalitus was £90, i decided against that one. I asked about cholera out of interest and that one was also a drink and they said it was around £300!!!!you will need your typhoid and both hepatitus a and b if you have time!!!!warning, the rabies is a course of 3 injections and the third one reeeeealllly hurt!!!!ha ha, enjoy!oh my god, im so mean!