Do I have enough time for vaccines?

Travel Forums Asia Do I have enough time for vaccines?

1. Posted by Nauseum (Budding Member 11 posts) 14y Star this if you like it!

So, I just booked my ticket to South East Asia two days ago! (yay!) We leave May 12th, 2010.

I am worried that I wont have enough time for the vaccines I need. I need Hep A and B (plus Thyphoid and Chloerea but I know i'll have enough time for those) I'm not sure if I will just need a booster or if I need to go through the whole thing, which can take up to 6 months. I do have an appointment with a travel vaccine doctor, but it's not for a few more days and I need answers NOW! (You guys know how it is, haha)

If anyone can shed some light on my situation it would be greatly appreciated!

Thanks in advance, Josie

2. Posted by Sander (Moderator 6051 posts) 14y Star this if you like it!

There's an accelerated vaccination schedule for Hep A+B, which can be done in three months or less. I had this two years ago, and my schedule was:
day 1: Hep A+B
day 31: Hep B
day 61: Hep A+B
day 91: good to travel
day 91 + 6-8 months: (after returning home) Hep A+B booster shot, after which you should be good for 25+ years (or probably even lifelong).

3. Posted by s96024 (Full Member 106 posts) 14y Star this if you like it!

I only had a hep a booster which was just one injection. My hep b was done in 3. Day 1, day 7 and day 28. Rabies was day 1, day 7 and day 21. All others were just single shots. Had everything within a month.