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1. Posted by Jolo73 (Budding Member 30 posts) 10y

Im travelling to Thailand / Laos / Vietnam / Cambodia and my doctor has said I need to have the Rabies and Japanese something jab too. These work out at £126 each!!!!! Are they really necesscary?

2. Posted by kellymarie (Budding Member 16 posts) 10y

I'm in the same boat! I've got these injections coming up next week- rabies at £93 and the japenese B jab at £120! oh the expensive is painful to my wallet!!
I asked my doc if this was essential, and basically she threw loads of statistics at me and said that i'd be an idiot/would die if i didnt!!
but i know, they are soo expensive!

3. Posted by TKolb325 (Full Member 197 posts) 10y

I would advise against the rabies injections. Sure, its good to be safe than sorry, but it would be easier on the wallet if you just avoided animals. The injection doesnt stop you from getting rabies, it just makes it easier to prevent problems from it if you do even get it. You would still have to take more shots after you were bitten. So really, you don't NEED them unless you plan on playing with stray animals. And i'm not sure what japanese shot you need, but if it is Japanese Encephilitus, then you may not really NEED that one also. It is just suggested if you are staying in rural areas for an extended period of time.

This thread will probably be helpful to you. Isadora gave some killer advice.

4. Posted by Twinkle (Travel Guru 1112 posts) 10y

I decided against Japanese B, but I opted to get my rabies, better safe than sorry!Bit of advice...the cheapest I found the rabies for was £86 from Asda!!!

5. Posted by Purdy (Travel Guru 3546 posts) 10y

Quoting Twinkle

I decided against Japanese B, but I opted to get my rabies, better safe than sorry!Bit of advice...the cheapest I found the rabies for was £86 from Asda!!!

Sorry for my ignorance - but Asda do jabs? I got to get jabs for China & prob malaria tablets too - is it only specific Asda stores? I have one 5 mins walk from my house!!

6. Posted by Twinkle (Travel Guru 1112 posts) 10y

No they dont actually administer the injections, but if you get your prescription from the doctors and take it to Asda pharmacy, i found them to be a hell of a lot cheaper than anywhere else!Tesco quote me £130 for my rabies injections and It was only £86 and Asda....they were also cheaper for malaria pills there as well!So if you need to get any of the vaccines, you can get them through the asda pharmacy and then just take it into your doctor or nurse and they will give you the injections!

7. Posted by cautiousc (Budding Member 16 posts) 10y

Get them both,
There are loads of stray doys and all kinds of animals in all of these countries.
Yes its expensive but its better to be safe than sorry.
I met someone who got bit by a dog and didnt have the rabies jab..........he was fine but was left wondering if he was gonna die a terrible death for a few days, would spoil your holiday, no ?.

8. Posted by pinkistar (Budding Member 3 posts) 10y

just to let u know going to thailand

you can get a free hep a with thephoid

i pid for 3 rabis injection at 20GBP each
then pair for 3 hep b injections at 20GBP each