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Rabies Vaccination in Thailand

Posted by MarkUnders on 24/10/2012 at 07:08

There is currently a rabies vaccination shortage in UK and I am also put off by £180 price tag for the 3 pre vaccinations.

I have found on a blog that you can get this pre vaccination a lot cheaper in thailand. There is a place in bangkok (snake farm) where you can get this for £12 per vaccination.

My issue is we aren't going to hang around bangkok for 30 days therefore does anyone know of medical centres in koh samui that can follow up this vaccination with the others as we need them? (on day 0,7 and 21 I think)

I know many people don't bother with this pre vaccination but later in our trip we are visiting other countries and most likely rural regions therefore we feel we want the pre vaccination to buy us more time in case of being bitten.

Any help will be much appreciated!


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Posted by denzil71 on 21/12/2012 at 02:36

My doctors charged £130 for the rabies shots - Seems pricey sure, but I figured 130 vs a painful death is a small price, even if the chance is remote :)

Might want to shop around for it.

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Posted by altmtl on 21/12/2012 at 03:13

I've never got a rabies shot. Stay away from monkeys, stray dogs and save your money :)

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Posted by imarif on 21/12/2012 at 10:28

Staying away from stray dogs in Thailand is easier said than done :)

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Posted by altmtl on 21/12/2012 at 11:54

"VACCINATION AFTER AN EXPOSURE Anyone who has been bitten by an animal, or who otherwise may have been exposed to rabies, should clean the wound and see a doctor immediately. The doctor will determine if they need to be vaccinated.
A person who is exposed and has never been vaccinated against rabies should get four doses of rabies vaccine - one dose right away, and additional doses on the third, seventh and fourteenth days. They should also get another shot called Rabies Immune Globulin at the same time as the first dose.
A person who has been previously vaccinated should get two doses of rabies vaccine - one right away and another on the third day. Rabies Immune Globulin is not needed."

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