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japanese encephalitis vaccine in hong kong
24th October, 2011
I am going on a 13 week adventure through SE asia (HK, Hainan island - thailand - cambodia - vietnam - singapore - bali/indo) and wanted to know if anyone has any experience/comments/suggestions for getting the japanese encephalitis vaccine while in hong kong instead of paying $400 USD for it here in the States. I don't intend to spend months in the jungle, but i might want to get a jungle trek or two while I am out. i would rather be protected and pay for peace of mind, but then again, i'd rather get the vaccine for less $ in Hong Kong (i'm assuming that is the case, but it could be just as expensive as here?) i will get my other vaccines stateside. typhoid, meningitis, influenza, and probably rabies. it will save me a ton of $ if i can get the Jap enceph vaccine in hk on the cheap.
#1 Posted: 1/12/2011 - 13:58
21st April, 2006
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I wouldn't bother with the rabies vaccine. It's unlikely that you'll be more than a few hours from any hospital should you come in contact with a potentially rabid animal. Most hospitals in SE Asia will be well-stocked with both vaccine and immunoglobulin.
#2 Posted: 3/12/2011 - 12:31
16th December, 2011
I just had my Japanese Ence and its not over yet. It has to be given in two or three doeses over a couple/few weeks. I had mine last week and have to go back next week. I guess it depends on how long you are staying in hong kong between doses, its not the cheapest place to spend 3 weeks.
It cost me £148.00 in the Uk for two doeses
#3 Posted: 29/12/2011 - 04:40
I wouldn't bother with JE or Rabies. Although I know someone who was just bitten by a monkey in India...
#4 Posted: 29/12/2011 - 05:02
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