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Old 02-06-2008, 11:07 PM
Apocalypse_Wow Apocalypse_Wow is offline
 
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Default Medical shots for Thailand stopover?

Heading off for a summer trip shortly, and I've booked a four-night stay in Thailand on the way out. Considering it'll be a very short stay, would anyone know if I'll still need to get the shots that longer stay types would need? After that, I'm heading off to Australia for about five weeks, where, I assume, shots won't be needed.

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Old 02-06-2008, 11:56 PM
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Just out of interest how many people on here have travelled to thailand,

and got the shots? Or did not get the shots?


I may have been told by friends before but cant remember tbh, havent ventured over there yet.
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Old 03-06-2008, 12:13 AM
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First time i went i travelled all over south east asia and got all the shots that were recommended.

I went back last year for a 3 week holiday and as i was only going to the tourist areas like bangkok, samui and phuket and not going jungle trekking or heading up north where there is a higher incidence of maleria i didnt bother with the shots.

Was talking to an american doctor over there the last time and he told me it was his 3rd visit and he had never gotten shots.

If your worried about it tho they might be worth getting just for peace of mind, but if your only staying in bangkok for the few days i wouldnt bother with them.
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Old 03-06-2008, 01:45 AM
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I wouldn't worry about shots and I think Bangkok is malaria-free now. Stay in a decent hotel and don't drink the water, or any ice cubes unless you are very sure where it came from. Avoid fresh vegetables like salad unless you are very confident about the kitchen. Stay out of the slums, and don't put your cock into anything.
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Old 03-06-2008, 02:18 AM
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I wouldn't bother with the shots either. Certain areas have a higher risk of malaria, Bangkok is fine.
You don't need any for Australia.
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Old 03-06-2008, 01:20 PM
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Had 4 of them.
If you are heading up to Northern Thialand i think Malaria is still a problem.
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Old 03-06-2008, 08:45 PM
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You can't get vaccinations against malaria, it's tablets you need for them.
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Old 03-06-2008, 10:02 PM
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You can't get vaccinations against malaria, it's tablets you need for them.

True, I wasn't thinking! The shots are for Hepatitis and rabies and tetenus, but if he's only going to be there a few days I wouldn't worry about it.
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Old 03-06-2008, 10:04 PM
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Heading off for a summer trip shortly, and I've booked a four-night stay in Thailand on the way out. Considering it'll be a very short stay, would anyone know if I'll still need to get the shots that longer stay types would need? After that, I'm heading off to Australia for about five weeks, where, I assume, shots won't be needed.

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Old 05-06-2008, 08:49 AM
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I got a hepatitis shot for Thailand, which really hurt - dead arm! And the malaria tablets made me really sick. Was worth it though because the country is amazing.
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