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1. Posted by mdub0509 (Budding Member, 17 posts) 14 Jul '11 08:33

I have heard mixed opinions on whether or not we need to get the JE vaccination...we are planning on going to Bali, Thailand, Cambodia, Laos and Nepal. Any help would be appreciated!

2. Posted by Dave 2011 (Budding Member, 24 posts) 14 Jul '11 10:56

Hey,

I'm going to all but Nepal and my gp said because of the time of year I'm going it's low risk and I don't need it.I'm goin sept this year. Hope this helps.

Dave

3. Posted by Cazzyhugs (Budding Member, 50 posts) 14 Jul '11 15:07

Tricky eh.....who knows whats best..............I've been to my nurse in my docs surgery and also to the travel clinic at a hospital beside me too and the JE is recommended for those areas,i'm covering the same as you except Bali & Nepal and got my first set of shots last night after work. I've heard it's a tad risky but you just never know-i'm going in October. Your going to get mixed reviews so you just gota go with your gut....the way I see it,it's dear and the money could go towards my savings but I value my health and would rather have a few less beers for the sake of being covered.

4. Posted by kichikacha (Respected Member, 328 posts) 14 Jul '11 16:03

It falls into the low risk category therefore for instance many countries' vaccination centers don't even deal with it. See also: http://www.traveldoctor.co.uk/asia.htm

5. Posted by bex76 (Moderator, 3596 posts) 19 Jul '11 14:16

I was advised by my travel doctor that the Japanese E vaccine is only necessary for anywhere in South East Asia if you are going to be spending prolonged periods of time in rurul areas. I'm not sure about Nepal. Apparently it's very rare for travellers to be affected.

[ Edit: Edited on 19-Jul-2011, at 14:20 by bex76 ]

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8. Posted by Jadabond (Budding Member, 11 posts) 20 Jul '11 01:07

Hey! I got the JapB jab before going to Asia but I think it was pretty much unneccessary. We did some hiking and stuff while in Asia, and never got bit by a single tick. I guess it depends on how long you intend on spending in the countryside where the threat of ticks is higher

Jade Johnston

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