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1. Posted by johnnycash (Budding Member 35 posts) 9y

today i paid £210 for my jags for going away

they included yellow fever £40
hepititas B- £25 (times 3 injections)=£75
rabies £20 x 3 injections= £60
japanese BA £17.50 times 2 injections= £35

is it just me or is this a tad expensive??

pretty gutted to be honest with having to pay that and £200 for travel insurance, then prob another £100ish for visas

the joys of going travelling

:)

2. Posted by wotthefiqh (Inactive 1447 posts) 9y

Wondering why you had the rabies?
Certainly not mandatory if going from here to Bali on holiday, and there are more dogs there than you can poke a stick at!!
Was it recommended by your GP?

3. Posted by Isadora (Travel Guru 13926 posts) 9y

I've probably missed a thread or two or several, but what are your travel plans? I see in one thread, you and friends are going from Cairns to Sydney over 8 weeks. In another, you will be traveling around South America. I'm just curious as to your itinerary.

For the S. America trip, I can see geting the yellow fever as some countries require a certificate of vaccination when entering from Peru. Hep B is always good to have on board, but I would have personally opted for Hep A over the rabies vaccinations as Hep A is a food/water borne virus. You are more likely to come in contact with Hep A than with Hep B. Rabies always comes down to personal choice unless you will be working with wildlife, spending a goodly portion of your trip in rural areas or working on farms. I am taking for granted that the Japanese BA you mention is the vaccination for Japaense Encephalitis. I'm curious why that one... Though it is becoming more prevalent, it is still rather difficult to contract JE. (But, since you have already received these, it's all a done deal.)

Given the conversion rate into USD, you charges were equivalent to what we pay in the US. Charges vary by location, but yours aren't too far off. I'm sure there are several members who have paid similar fees for their jabs also. (I've read quite a few thread commenting on the cost of vaccinations.)

4. Posted by bex76 (Moderator 3720 posts) 9y

as isadora also said, i'm not sure about your itinerary but the standard jabs tend to be Hep A and typhoid (and a tetanus booster if you need one). These are free on the NHS in the uk, so if you haven't had these already I would recommend it.

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6. Posted by Mel. (Travel Guru 4567 posts) 9y

Hello Johnnycash:)

I think they may have over vaccinated u.
I doubt that u need all the ones on the list, but at least u will be well protected from disease.

Mel

7. Posted by Isadora (Travel Guru 13926 posts) 9y

Quoting bex76

as isadora also said, i'm not sure about your itinerary but the standard jabs tend to be Hep A and typhoid (and a tetanus booster if you need one). These are free on the NHS in the uk, so if you haven't had these already I would recommend it.

I thoroughly agree with Bex. If they are free through NHS, take advantage of the service. Tetanus really should be a vaccination that everyone takes as it is a soil-borne pathogen found everywhere in the world. I also agree with thyphoid as it can be contracted through something as simple as eating eggs (ask Samsara2 - she contracted the disease while in S. America and was happy she had gotten the vaccinations before leaving Ireland).

As always, confer with a health care professional who deals in travel-related medicine. That's one nice thing about the UK - you have that type of clinic available. If you have questions or comments, please feel free to contact me using the message center. I will be happy to help you.

8. Posted by johnnycash (Budding Member 35 posts) 9y

hi guys to clear up the condusion with my itinery i am going

Beijing (overland) to hong kong
Hong Kong-bangkok (fly)
Bangkok-cambodia-vietnam-laos-thailand-phuket (overland)
phuket-singapore (fly)
singapore-bali(fly)
bali-darwin (fly)
darwin-alice springs (overland)
alice-cairns(overland)
cairns-melbourne (overland)
melbourne-christchurch (fly)
christchurch-auckland (overland)
auckland-santiago (fly)
santiago-la paz(overland)
la paz- lima -northern peru - cusco (overland)
lima-buenos aires (fly)
buenos aires -round argentina (overland)
Buenos aires-sao paulo (fly)
sao paulo-brazillia-rio (overland)

HOME SWEET HOME

yeah the japanese one is the one you mention, i had the jag yesterday but couldnt spell it

think im gettin hep A on prescription with typhoid

rabies and hep b were strongly reccomended by the doctor who i was consultion with, and the yellow fever was due to brazil and argentina

9. Posted by Isadora (Travel Guru 13926 posts) 9y

Thank you for posting your itinerary, Nicky. Now, your list of vaccinations makes sense considering the areas you will be visiting. As for the Hep B, it's an important one to have because accidents can happen. (Hopefully not!) I was just surprised that Hep A wasn't included in with your initial visit.

Enjoy your trip and good luck with the rest of the jabs.

10. Posted by johnnycash (Budding Member 35 posts) 9y

thank you very much

no doubt in the weeks running up to my departure, which are getting closer, i will bombard your inbox with questions as yourself and aharrold have been very helpful

cheers and good day