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URGENT! Get Typhoid shot in Laos/Thailand?

  • achoo

    Joined Travelfish
    5th March, 2012
    Posts: 12

    Hey!

    I am currently in Chiang Khong and need to get a shot for Typhoid (I've never taken it). Does anybody know of any place around the area or in Laos were I can get a Typhoid shot?

    Thank you!

    (FYI I wasn't planning on going to Laos at first but I sort of ended up heading there anyway. I forgot I need this vaccine as well.)

    #1 Posted: 21/3/2012 - 08:15

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  • achoo

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    5th March, 2012
    Posts: 12

    I called the Chiang Khong Hospital and they said they don't have the vaccine. They said the closest vaccination place is in Chiang Rai. I think it sounds strange since it's such a common disease in the area.

    Anybody know of any other places around Chiang Khong?

    #2 Posted: 21/3/2012 - 09:40

  • BrettC

    Joined Travelfish
    17th March, 2012
    Location United States
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    Chiang Rai is the closest thing to a major city you've got near Chiang Khong. If you really don't want to lose the day, you could probably get one in Luang Prabang.

    It's worth pointing out though, vaccines don't provide instant immunity. They take between several days and a couple weeks to have full effect, which is why you're encouraged to get them before you go.

    #3 Posted: 21/3/2012 - 15:12

  • Rufus

    Joined Travelfish
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    Location Laos
    Posts: 956

    The French clinic in Vientiane can help you with this.

    #4 Posted: 21/3/2012 - 20:34

  • achoo

    Joined Travelfish
    5th March, 2012
    Posts: 12

    The French clinic in Vientiane only had one dose left (they get it in stock again in april/may). Fortunately they had the vaccine at the Chiang Mai Ram Hospital so I went there.

    None of the Chiang Rai hospitals I called had it (not even the 700 bed government hospital). They told me it's unusual to have it in stock because Thai people are normally immune anyway.

    Thank you for you replies.

    #5 Posted: 22/3/2012 - 09:42

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