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Thailand (bangkok) for 4 weeks... Do i need in jections??

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1. Posted by Marson84 (Budding Member 11 posts) 7y

Hi

Im going to Thailand for 4 weeks whilst on route to Australia, and just wondered, do you HAVE to get injections??
If so what injections and do they cost??

2. Posted by Cyberia (Travel Guru 1818 posts) 7y

Towns, hill country and beaches in Thailand are OK. If you plan to go into the jungle, trekkiing then you may need injections and pills. Mosquitoes come out in the evenings and you can cover up and maybe use repellant. A can of fly/mosquito spray is handy, with a spray around in your room before you settle down for the night. Most chemists/pharmacies back home will sell you tablets for malaria. Doctors will normally do injections (free in UK).

Bottled water only in Asia. You must break a seal first or the bottle is no good. A good cure for diarrhoea is a small spoonful of salt washed down by a sugary drink (I kid you not). Toothpaste works well against mosquito bites and talcum powder is good for preventing prickly heat, heat rash, etc.

3. Posted by bex76 (Moderator 3711 posts) 7y

You don't have to have injections in order to get into the country, but it's advisable. I had typhoid, hep A and a tetanus booster (if you are due for one) which are the standard injections that most doctors would recommend. These injections are free in the UK. some people also opt for rabies and Japanese encephalitis, depending on the areas you are visiting and the amount of time you are going for. It's always advisable to visit a doctor or travel clinic though to get some professional advice beforehand.

4. Posted by devinair (Budding Member 8 posts) 7y

You do not have to have one but if you are worried then you should. I traveled from Malaysia to Phuket, Thailand and I did not get one. But, if you are planning to go trekking or walk around the town at night, then take some precautionary measures, avoid mosquito bites which could cause dengue or malaria, eat hot food and drink bottled water. Enjoy your trip.

[ Edit: Edited on Nov 5, 2008, at 6:57 PM by devinair ]

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6. Posted by xxxlauzxxx (Budding Member 11 posts) 7y

Hi

Im actually in Thailand now and my GB back in the UK insisted that i have HEP A/typhoid. I also went for HEP B is well because if you are unlikely and do end up in hospital. Its very possible you will catch it from the fluids there.

Thanks

Laura