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Getting a vaccine in Havana

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1. Posted by monkeycat (Full Member 109 posts) 10y

I need to get my second Japanese B Encephalitis injection the day I arrive in Cuba. This is because the medical centre in Seville is bloody useless, never answer the phone, I couldn't get the injections in time and they won't let me take a dose with me.

What are the chances of me finding a doctor with this vaccine, and where would i find it? An address, website or telephone number would be handy. Don't mind paying, at all.

Any advice would really really help. Got to go to an infected area soon after, and don't really fancy getting my brain fried.

Thanks MonkeyCat

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4. Posted by bentivogli (Travel Guru 2398 posts) 10y

As far as I could find on the web, the Cuban national vaccine programme for one doesn't support this particular inoculation. But you may want to contact the spanish consulate in Cuba, they should be able to help you out.

5. Posted by tway (Travel Guru 7273 posts) 10y

Call before - Cuba is notoriously short on medical supplies, although their doctors are reputed to be excellent. As bentivogli said, contact the Spanish consulate in Cuba or even the Cuba consulate in Spain, if there is one.

6. Posted by monkeycat (Full Member 109 posts) 10y

Thank you for your advice. I have already contacted the medical services in Cuba, they don't have the vaccine there, as i thought. Unfortunately, the vaccine service in Seville still won't give me the vaccine i need!!
Thanks anyway