recommended shots/vaccinations for travel to SE Asia
Replies: 6 - Last Post: Oct 30, 2012 3:34 PM Last Post By: brentski
Oct 5, 2012 2:17 PM
recommended shots/vaccinations for travel to SE Asiaim sure this question has been asked on here many times over, but I was just wondering if anyone could provide me with a quick recommended list of shots, etc to get before I head over to SE Asia in a couple months. have been inactive from travel outside of north america for the last couple of years and have a couple big trips coming up (yeah!) so just trying to make sure everything is in order. any help would be much appreciated
Oct 6, 2012 4:28 AM
Oct 6, 2012 7:29 AM
Oct 10, 2012 9:03 PM
4I am about to head to thailand and my doctor told me the must haves are Typhoid and Hep A and if you are going to northern thaliand then you will need to get yourself some maleria tablets.
Also ask your GP about other medications to take such as gastrostop ect for any of those nasty things that can occur when traveling through thailand
Hope that helps!
Oct 25, 2012 4:03 PM
5I was in thailand for a month this summer (and have previously traveled to Cambodia and Lao) and got hep A and typhoid (which was an oral vaccine). I took doxy when I was in Cambodia and Lao but didnt take it in Thailand because the risk is so low (even in the north) I just used bug repellent (Bens 30% deet works really well) and covered up at dusk.
Oct 30, 2012 3:34 PM
6thanks everyone for the help. went to the health clinic last week and they told me/gave me my hep a/b booster, tetanus, MMR. u only need japanese enchephalitis (sp?) for certain times of the year. also, typhoid shot was recommended, although here in canada there is apparently a large recall on right now for all tetanus shots. nurse said it was not essential, just to pack some strong bug spray. also malaria tablets and travellers diarreah tablets were recommended which i will pick up shortly before departure.
thanks again for the input guys!
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