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1. Posted by KatieA (Budding Member 5 posts) 7y Star this if you like it!


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 2012 posts) 7y Star this if you like it!

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 3891 posts) 7y Star this if you like it!

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.