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japanese encephalitis vaccine in hong kong

  • laughingbud-
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    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.

    anyone?

    #1 Posted: 1/12/2011 - 13:58

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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

  • mrbump

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    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

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    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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