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Vaccinations to get after arrival in thailand?

Posted by Travelguy76 on 27/6/2013 at 01:26

Hi all...

I'll be leaving for thailand (to teach in chiang mai), in two weeks. At this point, I've had the hep A and B shots, typhoid, diphtheria,tetanus and pertussis done already. Is it okay to wait until I get to thailand to get the rabies and Japanese encephalitis vaccines, as they are pretty expensive here. Also, what's the latest on dengue? Just keep spraying DEET every day and night? Ay help would be appreciated!


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Posted by amnicoll on 27/6/2013 at 06:41

The key question is how long is it before they become effective - I was under the impression you needed a series of 3 for rabies. Rabies is not usually recommended for Thailand but if you are staying a long time in a remote area then more useful. remember the rabies injections only buy you a bit of time and you still need to get quick medical help if bitten.

In 30 years of visiting SE Asia never had Japanese encephalitis injection

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