I am departing Edinburgh on 24th October for Beijing. I will spend 2 months travelling from Beijing to Singapore hoping to take in as many places as time will allow. I will then arrive in Perth on 20th December to see where the wind takes me in Oz. I know I don't need vaccinations for Oz but would appreciate any input re Asia.
I have done my research in terms of vaccinations but a few personal responses would be appreciated. I have had my Hep A & Typhoid and DTP vaccinations and am now due to have my first set of Hep B, Rabies & Japanese (encephalitis) this coming Wednesday 13th July. I have been advised to get Hep B, Rabies & Japanese (encephalitis) and wonder is this enough/too much. I should have posted this a while ago but life got in the way as well as TITP! I also know I have to keep in mind to get malaria tablets too.
All responses greatly received.
Wow. You're having the time of your life. Asia is a nice place. And the people makes you in love. They are so warm and hospitable. The food is great. But you've got to ask always before you much. Your stomach might not like it. All those meds and injections are fine.
Of course you can never say that you won't need certain vaccination, but i think you could comfortably leave without having Rabies & Japanese (encephalitis). Especially, Rabies is very expensive and doesn't give full protection anyway. JE is rarely seen in the area where you will most likely be travelling.
Hep B is recommended.
Thanks for your response- think I'll go with what I've booked as I'm due to get them in an hour and don't fancy cancelling now. I'd feel better getting them even if unnecessary rather than worry whilst away simply to avoid paying a few extra pounds.
Interestingly enough the Rabies & Hep B injections are coming at £21 for each dose x 3, it's the JE that's dear, coming in at £87 per dose x 2.