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1. Posted by KatieA (Budding Member 5 posts) 6y


I am travelling to Thailand for 2 months in April and although the nurse has recommended this very expensive injection, she said it is up to me if I have it......

Does everyone have this when they go to Thailand and how high are my risks if I don't? I am not planning on going into any jungle areas....

Would appreciate any advice.

Thanks. Katie

2. Posted by Daawgon (Travel Guru 2001 posts) 6y

To tell you the truth, I never even thought about that one. Me thinks the nurse gets a commission on shots? What's really scary these days is the Dengue Fever mosquito (no vaccine at the present time).

3. Posted by bex76 (Moderator 3742 posts) 6y

I spent 3 months in SE Asia and didn't have it; I was advised that it's only needed if you are planning to spend long periods in rural areas.

As Daawgon says, dengue is more of a worry as it is rife in SE Asia. Take care to protect against mosquito bites both during the day and night - the dengue mosquito tends to bite during the day.