Cost of Vaccinations if done in India

#1 Jan 24th, 2006, 09:24
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So I'm weighing out my options as far as what vaccinations to get and where. I won't have insurance until I get to India, so am considering the possibility of getting my vaccinations done in India rather than here. I'll have to finish the series there, anyway, so it only leaves me with that gap of a couple weeks before I have vaccinations/they take effect.

So, does anyone have any idea how much it costs to have the following vaccinations in India (and doctor's fees):

Typhoid
Hep A
Rabies (definitely doing this in India, btw)
Tetanus booster (not really needed for another year to two)

I am considering the pneumonia vaccine but not really sure how helpful it may be... I have asthma, though, and have had pneumonia before so may still go ahead and get it.

Thanks for any and all help!

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#2 Mar 15th, 2006, 00:18
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Don't know but I wouldn't sweat it if you can get them all here (some you may need before you arrive or may be a series). The cost will probably be peanuts. Everything else associated with medical care here so far has been when compared to the US, e.g., my friend who came here recently saved $1200 on his prescription medicines.
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#3 Mar 15th, 2006, 11:55
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Here in Chennai recently an anti-tetanus dose plus disposable syringe cost Rs11.

The hospital charged Rs5 for giving the injection.
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A penta-vaccine shot, usually for babies, costs Rs 1000. Rs 200 apiece. I guess for adults it'll be cheaper.

was in a hospital recently, saw the blling paperwork lying in the nurse station.
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Wow! I knew it's probably be cheaper, but that's a LOT! Here, they want USD$65 just to get in to see the nurse to get the shots, let alone the cost of the vaccinations. I might see how many I can delay until I actually get there...
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Thanks to this thread, I'm now seriously ocnsidering getting the rabies jabs in India rather than shelling out £100 here in the UK.

Please can anyone recommend to me which clinic to go to in Delhi (where I'm landing in May) for the first jab, and then how long to leave it until the second jab and where to go inbetween? I was thinking of going to Agra for a few days before going back to Delhi for the 2nd jab then going up North.

Am I'm thinking rightly or wrongly.....? Opinions welcomed
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Be aware that the rabies shot in India is made from bovine stock, this causes problems in a small number of people!!
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Originally Posted by cyberhippie Be aware that the rabies shot in India is made from bovine stock, this causes problems in a small number of people!!

Is this different from how it's made in the UK? Has anyone from IM had a bad reaction to the Indian rabies jab?
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I think the incidence rate is very low but it's always better to be aware!!

Immuglobulin is made from human stock in Britian as I think bovine stock mmay be banned!
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Originally Posted by cyberhippie I think the incidence rate is very low but it's always better to be aware!!

Immuglobulin is made from human stock in Britian as I think bovine stock mmay be banned!

Thanks very much Cyberhippie - will give it more thought!!
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how long are you going to be here? I've been here a year without the shot, and so far, most of the dogs encountered are docile enough, just gotta be careful.
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Originally Posted by Jessica Rabbit Has anyone from IM had a bad reaction to the Indian rabies jab?
I would guess that only a very very few IM members have ever had a rabies shot,,,,,,,,,,,,
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I will be there for two years with the intention of going back long term after that, and I am hoping to at some point have a dog in India.

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what about giving the dog the anti rabies shot instead!!

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Originally Posted by *jyoti* I will be there for two years with the intention of going back long term after that, and I am hoping to at some point have a dog in India.

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Because he may get into fights with other dogs on the street and if they attack him, I might get bit (nearly happened to me with a pit bull attacking my dog in the US, actually). And because I'm a sucker and at some point will say, "Ah, surely this one isn't sick. He looks fine. C'mere doggie!"

But, I will probably wait 'til I get to India and, if it doesn't seem necessary, I may reconsider.

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