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£460 for Vaccinations/anti-malarials?? is this right???

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11. Posted by Jennyyore (Budding Member 66 posts) 7y

We had all our vacinations free on NHS and bought the malaria tablets in boots and paid privately which was cheaper than prescription.........so less than £7.50
But the Japanese Encephalitis Immunisations may be expensive.

12. Posted by leong1 (Full Member 89 posts) 7y

I've just come back from having my Hep A booster and this time it cost me 40 pounds. Last time i got the basic lot for free. I think it really depends on both your clinic and how the travel nurse is feeling on the day. Im also facing the same questions on what extended stuff to take ( Japenese or/and Rabies ) I've been told that Japenese is two shots at 40 a go and that Rabies is three shots at 40 a go.

With Rabies shot it just extends the 24 hours you have after a bite ot seek help to closer to 3 days ( She said that it really depending on alot of factors, Meaning they aren't to sure but they know it helps abit ). She also did add that you are dead if you dont seek help within 24 hours with Rabies.

not meaning to high-jack this thread but im off to China in two months with some out of city stuff. Does anyone think that i need either Japenese or Rabies ???

HAve fun on your travels
Leon

13. Posted by Jerrycrow (Full Member 165 posts) 7y

be careful when taking antimalaria tablets. research properly about the side effects of anti malaria pills. this is because recently there are a few interesting articles about it published in the Daily Mail UK. some british travellers became paranoid and suicidal due to the effects of antimalaria pills. ask your doctor properly and do your own research. really horror reading.... scary stuff

14. Posted by pPamela (Full Member 158 posts) 7y

Hi,
I strongly recommend you get the rabies shots and the reason being a couple of travellers have asked recently on forums about where they can get their second and third rabies vaccinations as they have been bitten by animals whilst on their South East Asian trips.
One traveller wanted to know if she could get her second and thirs Rabies injections in Medan in Indonesia as she had been bitten in Cambodia or Vietman and needed to get her rabies injections- a course of 3 injections.
I was able to let her know she could get her other rabies injections at Gleen Eagles Hospital in Medan North Sumatra as I know of an Indonesian nurse friend who did her training at Glen Eagles.
So if I was you I would be adding rabies to my collection.

Re malaria- get the doxycycline malaria tablets they are so much cheaper than Larium or Malarone ( both quite expensive) etc. but with Doxycycline you must take one a day a wek or two before you enter the malarial areas and then for one month after.
Taking a week or two before will give you a good indication if you are allergic to them or not.
Pamela

15. Posted by pPamela (Full Member 158 posts) 7y

Hi,
NO WAY would I be buying tablets in South East Asia- a recipe for disaster as you have NO idea if the tabelts are real or fake.
A costly mistake if your life is at stake for saving a few dollars- a very unwise move.
Pamela

16. Posted by Curt1591 (Respected Member 230 posts) 7y

Quoting pPamela

Hi,
NO WAY would I be buying tablets in South East Asia- a recipe for disaster as you have NO idea if the tabelts are real or fake.
A costly mistake if your life is at stake for saving a few dollars- a very unwise move.
Pamela

Although I have no use for anti-malarials, I have been buying all my "tablets", in Thailand for, for years. When I was still living in the States, I would stock up on visits.

I'm still alive and kicking!

17. Posted by pPamela (Full Member 158 posts) 7y

Hi Curt,
Well, I would say you have been damn lucky.

18. Posted by Curt1591 (Respected Member 230 posts) 7y

Not really lucky.

I only buy from reputable pharmacies, one of my favorite being Chulalongkorn University's.

I don't go to the little "mom-n-pop" chemists. These are where you might find dodgy, out of code, or poorly stored meds.

Much of the horror stories one hears about are circulated by the drug companies. For a while, when many Americans were buying drugs from Canadian pharmacies, the FDA had a campaign telling how Canadian pharmacies aren't trustworthy.They don't want you to know that you can buy their same branded med for 20% of what it sells for in the States. God forbid you buy the generic. It can sell for less than 2% !

Case in point: Bayer Branded Cipro was selling for $10+ in the States. Bayer Branded Cipro was $2 at Chula, and the Siam Pharmaceutical generic was about 20¢.

19. Posted by LoreleiLee (Budding Member 70 posts) 7y

Im as confused as everyone else! I have just had my tetnus Hep A and B and typhiod but they were all free on NHS. But Ive heard that I also need an injection for yellow fever?? and Im unsure as the whether to bother with maleria tablets? im going around Thailand for a month but Im not planning on doind any jungle camping or anything like that, I also dont really get bitteln but I have stocked up on insect repellent. Any advice???

20. Posted by Curt1591 (Respected Member 230 posts) 7y

You don't sound confused. It seems like you have it pretty well handled.