travel medical

Present understanding of inoculations/ tablets required is:

Typhoid, Tetanus, Polio, Diphtheria - are all required.

Malaria - can take Larim tablets but there are documented side effects says Ged. Alternative is course of Chloroquin/ Paludrine tablets.

Rabies - vaccination recommended but can cost 100 depending on GP (cost Stewart 25)

Hepatitis A and B - Twinrix vaccination is available which does both (Hep B cost Stewart 25)

Japanese B Encephalitis - decided to omit due to known side effects.
However this is a personal decision. Visitors are at most risk if they are on a prolonged stay in rural areas during the wet season. October is the generally regarded as the dry season.
There is loads of info on the web

www.tripprep.com/travinfo/travinfo_articles/japenceph_trav.html
www.tripprep.com/travinfo/travinfo_articles/rabies_trav.html
www.fitfortravel.scot.nhs.uk
www.cdc.gov/travel
www.tmb.ie

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