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1. Posted by sweetnessp (Budding Member 11 posts) 8y

Hey guys, I'd really appreciate it if you could help me.

I'm from the UK and I'm going to SE Asia next year (during the hot rainy season, nice timing Lauren!) and I was wondering if you could tell me roughly how much all the vaccinations cost?

I have prices for anti malarial medication but I can't find the costs of all the other injections and stuff.

Thanks!

2. Posted by mojorob (Moderator 1047 posts) 8y

It can depend on where you get them done. For example, 5 years ago (when I was living in the UK) I had jabs for Hep B (amongst others such as Typhoid, Hep A) - at my doctors they didn't charge me for any but at quite a few other practices in the same area I would have been charged for Hep B.

[ Edit: Edited on Aug 12, 2008, at 1:03 AM by mojorob ]

3. Posted by tway (Travel Guru 7273 posts) 8y

Yeah--I think it depends where you live. I got a free measles booster, but we had to pay almost $200 apiece for the Twinrix Hep A and B shot.

Do they have travel clinics in the UK? I found the place we went very helpful and knowledgeable. I'd pay the extra bit to know I'm safe.

4. Posted by Traveloat (Budding Member 53 posts) 8y

Hi

I went to my GP to get all my injections - Hep a, hep b , typhoid, ditheria, tetnus and polio (last 3 done as one injection) were all free. I paid £80 to get all three rabies injections (not generally considered necessary - but I figured I'd rather be safe then sorry!) and it would have also cost £80 if I got Japenese encephalitis. Speak to the nurse at your GP's - they should be able to give you the general injections for free or for a small fee, but if you need more specific try to get to a nomads clinic - I've never been but they are supposed to be good - they will charge you for every vaccination though...

5. Posted by TLWH (Travel Guru 516 posts) 8y

I got a lot done in Spain. Rabies, Hep A, Typhoid, Meningitis, tetanus. The whole lot came under 50 USD about 40 Euro at the time. Spain's tropical health clinic in BCN is well worth it if you can arrange a cheap flight. And erm, speaking Spanish helps too. This was 4 years ago. But I was back recently and it cost 20 EURO for chest xray blood, stool, urine tests and a consolation with a doctor. They are not good with follow up emails. But in person, I can't fault them.

I also got a lot done in Morocco at a seriously low cost. And some adventure thrown in too

6. Posted by bwiiian (Travel Guru 768 posts) 8y

Where do people live in the UK who get free vaccinations?? I live in Liverpool and I had to go to the travel clinic to get mine done as my doctors don't do free travel jabs so i had to pay about 40 quid a jab!!!

7. Posted by Hien (Moderator 3906 posts) 8y

Quoting tway

Yeah--I think it depends where you live. I got a free measles booster, but we had to pay almost $200 apiece for the Twinrix Hep A and B shot.

CA$200 a jab?! That's super expensive! I got the exact same Twinrix Hep A and B shots from my doctor before I left Malaysia. He's very kind (sometimes gave free treatment and meds to the elderly who couldn't afford to pay, and also volunteered in Sri Lanka during the tsunami disaster) and charged me about USD30 a shot, which I think was almost his cost. And because I would no longer be in Malaysia for my final Hep A (2nd shot) and Hep B (3rd shot), which was due in January this year, I bought one from him before I left and then got my friend here to give me the shot on my arm.

8. Posted by tway (Travel Guru 7273 posts) 8y

Quoting Hien

Quoting tway

Yeah--I think it depends where you live. I got a free measles booster, but we had to pay almost $200 apiece for the Twinrix Hep A and B shot.

CA$200 a jab?! That's super expensive!

Sorry--I was totally unclear! Neal and I each paid about $200 for the 3 Twinrix shots. Still have 1 to go!

9. Posted by Traveloat (Budding Member 53 posts) 8y

Hi bwiiian, I live in Bournemouth - but I think it tends to be more on a doctor by doctor basis rather than location.... If you speak to other GP's in your area some of them may give the injections for free - but you would have to become a patient of that surgery!

10. Posted by bwiiian (Travel Guru 768 posts) 8y

Quoting Traveloat

Hi bwiiian, I live in Bournemouth - but I think it tends to be more on a doctor by doctor basis rather than location.... If you speak to other GP's in your area some of them may give the injections for free - but you would have to become a patient of that surgery!

Ah i see. I did ask my doctor about it , but at his surgery they have a special travel clinic day once a week when they do the travel jabs, although you still have to pay. It was a bit cheaper to go to the tropical medicine school and so I got them there. But to be honest I don't mind paying really as I can't really expect other people to pay for my travelling expenses (although it would be nice ).