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Rabies Vacine for India - is it neccessary??

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21. Posted by traveler1 (Full Member 190 posts) 10y

hey hannah . . you need one only if u planning to chase dogs n other animals out here...haha just kidding... dont think you need one..which cities are you planning to visit?

22. Posted by road_trip (Full Member 203 posts) 10y

I was wrong....

The rabies jab is a vaccine and will offer some protection if you are bitten. It gives you an extra 24 hours to get medical help to administer post-exposure treatment.

If you do not get treatment after a bite, you will almost certainly die, the jab just gives you a little extra time to get that treatment....

23. Posted by acanalos (Budding Member 12 posts) 10y

i dont know if it was the right idea or not but i didnt get any shots, stayed for 2 months and got nothing more than constipation! i would sya you will be fine, but maybe i was just lucky!

24. Posted by horstf (Budding Member 9 posts) 10y

I would get a rabies vaccination in (!!!) India. I had one in Thailand and one shot cost me EUR 6,-- The serum came from India. In Germany it was EUR 60,-- eightyears ago (now most likely more) for just the serum.
You can however get a vaccination just after having been bitten (or even only scrateched) by an infected animal, if there is a clinic around !!!!??? (the vaccine has to be constantly refrigerated), but then you need 5 or 7 shots at exact dates for one month.
The alternative is death

25. Posted by horstf (Budding Member 9 posts) 10y

I have just had scratches from a dog in Thailand and if my Israeli travelling companion at that time had not sent me to a doctor, I would already see the grass growing from below.

26. Posted by jen23 (Full Member 73 posts) 10y

Hi, i had that problem, I know the vaccinations are really expensive but check out the British Airways walk-in clinic in London, on Picidilly Circus. Jap E and Rabies are about £40.00 each. Don't need to make an appointment. London is 5 hours away for me, but I'm going to make the trip (3 times cos its a course of 3 treatments) and including the bus fare, its still cheaper than going to my local surgery.

Hope that helps.

[ Edit: Edited at Jun 22, 2006 2:24 AM by jen23 ]