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1. Posted by mike19uk (Budding Member 15 posts) 8y

hi,

ive read alot of conflicting information ..

and i would like to know ... what you reccomend for 3 - 5 months travelling through thailand, cambodia, vietnam ect ....

Mike

2. Posted by bex76 (Moderator 3713 posts) 8y

it's important to visit a travel clinic or doctor for advice on this, but I was told I needed typhoid and hepatitis A, a tetanus booster (as I was due for one) and malaria tablets for cambodia and Vietnam. Japanese Encephalitis, rabies and Hep B are optional - i decided not to have these.

3. Posted by Looosey (Budding Member 34 posts) 8y

Hi there,

I travelled South east Asai for 3.5 months at the send of last year/start of this and I had the jabs/tabs that Bex67 mentions, except for the JapB.

Malarial medication is a must especially in Cambodia (Siem Reap region) and parts of Vietnam, but I took them as soon as I left Thailand to go to Laos (not sure if you will be going here), through Vietnam and Cambodia.

I don't know if the rabies is really needed, it depend on whether you will be going to be having much contact with animals, although I had it 'just incase' (realised I could have saved myself a small fortune now, but I wouldn't be saying that if I had been bitten ;0))

Hope this helps.... happy travelling! :)

4. Posted by j4cko1984 (Budding Member 15 posts) 8y

hi, I am going in SE Asia Jan, i have been my doctors and the chemist local doctor they said i need the folowing:

-hepatitis a
-typhoid
-diptheria
-yellow fever
-japanese enceppahlitis (optional)

You can get the first 3 from your local GP which are either free orv. cheap (under£20) and I have to go and pay for yellow fever(i think approx £35), apparently you may need a certificate for yellow fever to get into certain countries.

Also malaria tablets depending where you are going, your GP should prescribe you which ones.

hope this helps.
Jay