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1. Posted by The Jones (Budding Member 44 posts) 5y

Hi,

I recently when to my GP to check up on what jabs I need (taveling s'th east Asis, Oz, Fiji, S'th America). I leave in June so have left plenty of time. I got a few free ones there & then. I then ordered a prescription there for Typhoid, Jap Encephalitis, Hepatitis B & cholera I think. They called me back with a quote for £350.00. I thought it would be expensive but this seems quite high. Can anyone advise if this is a normal price? Is it advisable to shop around at other pharmacy's?

2. Posted by shorty100 (Full Member 144 posts) 5y

Hey,

I was at my GP for the same thing today, some I am already covered for but I need to go back and get Hepatitis A which will cost me £3.00. I've never heard or Jap Encephalitis, whats that?
I'd maybe have a look online for the jabs you really need, not all of them you will need as it depends what you are doing, how long for and the exact areas. £350 is alot of money.

Claire

3. Posted by sez127 (Budding Member 48 posts) 5y

Hey

I'm having my hep B course at the mo which is costing me about £50. Thphoid should be free on the nhs its valid for 3 years I think. Even with the £50 for hep B £300 sounds a lot for just the two other vaccines

Mind you I was offered the rabies jab for travelling se asia as a precaution and that was £109! I'll just stay away from dogs with foaming mouths I think lol!

I need to look into Jap enceph for myself so will let u know what I find out. Different surgeries have different prices I think depending on the mark up they add on

Sarah

4. Posted by sez127 (Budding Member 48 posts) 5y

shorty100: I had Hepatitis A last year and had the booster in the summer and it was all free

Who knows lol

S x

5. Posted by bex76 (Moderator 3719 posts) 5y

Did your quote include a yellow fever jab? I had mine in NZ (for my trip to South America) and it was around $250, so that could be what's bumping your price up.

6. Posted by maddash79 (First Time Poster 1 posts) 5y

I found a place in Bangkok that does travel shots incredible cheap, ~$10 usd for rabies as well as JE for something like $14. Here in the states they want $280x3 per person for the rabies series. I will be going over there long enough I can get the series without have to pay $1k per person.

7. Posted by Tracy2011 (Budding Member 71 posts) 5y

It seems to depend where you live. I got vaccinations for tetanus, typhoid, diptheria, hep a (including booster after I came home), and hep b (all 3), and they were all free. Rabies would have been chargeable though, if i'd had it.
Other people I was travelling with from other parts of the UK had to pay for some of them, particularly Hep B.