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Vaccinations in Thailand for 3 month trip?

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1. Posted by jessiebaby (Budding Member 7 posts) 10y

Hey everyone!

Just wanted to see if any of you know if I would need to get any vaccinations for a trip to Thailand for three months... I had vaccinations done for a trip to China 4 years ago.. online isn't really helping me find any info out.. so let me know if you know!

2. Posted by A-Russell (Full Member 28 posts) 10y

Good question, I need to know too...

3. Posted by zachary (Respected Member 471 posts) 10y

Quoting A-Russell

Good question, I need to know too...

me too! i'm going back there to asia soon (bkk,philipines,etc etc)

4. Posted by dstewart_o (Budding Member 33 posts) 10y

I had sent the very same request to a nurse at the 1st contact clinic for travellers in London.

Here is the response-
The recommended vaccinations for South East Asia are: Typhoid (£20), Polio, Tetanus & Diptheria (£20) and Hepatitis A (£37). Rabies, Japanese Encephalitis and Anti-Malarial tablets may be recommended depending on your itinerary and length of stay - these can be discussed with one of the clinic nurses either by phone or in person. It is recommended that most vaccinations are ideally given 2 weeks or more prior to departure for travel.

Hope this has helped.

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

I'll be going to Thailand next month so I've just finished with my Hep B injections ( you get three doeses of this) that cost me around £90. I've also had rabies, i decided not to get that Japense B...i think your best bet is just to go to your local travel doctor and ask for their advice.
Have fun out there little dudey!


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

As you are going for 3 months you should have:

Hep A
Hep B (in case of blood transfusion or use of a needle)
Check you are up to date with all the usual ones too, as you may require boosters.

Consider rabies but its expensive...
Depends on where you're going in Thailand but you might need malaria tablets (e.g. Ko Chang)

best bet: check with your doctor ;)

7. Posted by Andyroo (Full Member 109 posts) 10y

yeah im off to thailand. laos, vietnam, cambodia in a months time!! :o)!!!

Got my final set of jabs tomz.. :)

I didnt get rabies, got jap B. hep B.. didnt get rabies.. i think its just common sense.. stay away from the animals.. (dogs, monkeys...)

I lived in sri lanka for 3 yrs, ran through paddy fields.. etc.. and never had rabies jabs.. u just gotta be careful stay away from those four legged creatures!!


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

According to advice from my travel clinic, you only need Jap B if you:
a)Plan to live in rural areas for more than a month(i.e. with locals)
b)You will be around pigs
c)If there are mosquitos in the area

Apparently (so I was told), that if you are not exposed to all three of the above then the risk of Jap B is minute

......just what I was told and so I decided against it and got rabies instead...

9. Posted by jessiebaby (Budding Member 7 posts) 10y

Hey Everyone!!

Thanks for all the info! This definetly helps... As I plan to spend most my time in central and northern Thailand it looks like I am going to to hafta get some rabie shots LOL

Anyway, thanks again, and good luck to everyone else going over! Keep in touch, maybe we can meet for drink