Injections???

#1 Feb 25th, 2005, 22:09
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WHAT about injections?
I am travelling from london
what injection should i take before living?
how many of them ?
are they compulsory?
do they hurt?
my trip will include mumbai-goa-chennai

help
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vero
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#2 Feb 25th, 2005, 22:16
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Injections aren't compulsory if you're going to India from the uk,
But Hepatitis A, Typhoid, Tetanus & Polio are highly recommended.
These days injections don't hurt, A slight numbing of the arm thats all.
Polio is taken by mouth, (easily).

Malaria tablets, You can find plenty of information on via the IM search engine.

The best way is to keep up with all your shots then you only need a booster every few years,,,,,,,,,,,,,
#3 Feb 25th, 2005, 22:20
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how do they check if you had them /
at the airport??
my mun is travelling with me in mAY SHE IS COMPLETELY anti-injection..
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There are no checks for vaccination certificates at the airport,
They are not a requirement to enter, but you would be wise to get some,,,,,,,,
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thanks a lot
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As 70's said the injections aren't compulsory!!! So you don't get checked at the airport!! Although they do ask on the disembarkation card you fill in whether you are arriving from a country where yellow fever is present. If so then I guess you would have to show proof of a yellow fever vaccination otherwise there is no requirment. To verify things like this you can purshase a medical passport. This is an official document where your doctor enters the vaccinations you have had. A useful bit of paper for keeping upto date with the shots you've had over the years!!

Happy Traveling!!
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my goshh havent got shots for agessssssssssssss
dont think iam up to date..
oops...
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Originally Posted by veronique WHAT about injections?
I assume your doctor or local tropical health center can tell you all about it. They can advise you on what really to take and what you might want to take.

Happy travels.
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I'd strongly suggest you get at least the combination HepA and Typhoid injection (only one jab).

Its given in the shoulder muscle... It doesn't hurt (I gave mine to myself!) it does leave a dull ache in the area for a day or so and then nowt.

India has a "bit" of a sanitation problem... Typhoid is endemic, HepA not so much but the potential damage is serious so I'd advise it.

In London there are several private Travel clinics that offer you the vaccine on the day, costs vary from £30-90/ vaccine depending on the vaccine(s) you are having.
My GP prescribed the HepA+Typhoid vaccine so it cost me NHS prescription rate only but most GPs do not prescribe travel vaccines on the NHS.

Your mum has to decide for herself whether her phobia of injections is greater than the very real risk of catching these diseases... I'd suggest at the very least she should discuss it with one of the travel medicine specialists either at her own GPs or they will be able to refer or recommend one to her.
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Vaccinations - what I took

Hi! There are some some mandatories regarding persons who have travelled recently to Africa, South America or Papua new guinea: you have to have your yellow fever vaccination certificate.

Normal polio, tetanus etc. are good to have. I also took Typhoid vaccination (just in case I will be travelling a lot in following years also) and Twintrex which is for HepA+B and it costs the same as HepA (you just have to take more vaccinations, but after that it is for life). HepB is good in case you get into an accident and in hospital they give you a blood transfer (it prevents the more severe blood infected Hep).

Others are extra, but not so necessary. I recommend also Malaria tablets.
Have a healthy trip and a fun one!
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#11 Feb 26th, 2005, 03:51
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Originally Posted by suitcase Hi! There are some some mandatories regarding persons who have travelled recently to Africa, South America or Papua new guinea: you have to have your yellow fever vaccination certificate.

Normal polio, tetanus etc. are good to have. I also took Typhoid vaccination (just in case I will be travelling a lot in following years also) and Twintrex which is for HepA+B and it costs the same as HepA (you just have to take more vaccinations, but after that it is for life). HepB is good in case you get into an accident and in hospital they give you a blood transfer (it prevents the more severe blood infected Hep).

Others are extra, but not so necessary. I recommend also Malaria tablets.
Have a healthy trip and a fun one!
gossh that a lot...........
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Originally Posted by Frooty I'd strongly suggest you get at least the combination HepA and Typhoid injection (only one jab).

Its given in the shoulder muscle... It doesn't hurt (I gave mine to myself!) it does leave a dull ache in the area for a day or so and then nowt.

India has a "bit" of a sanitation problem... Typhoid is endemic, HepA not so much but the potential damage is serious so I'd advise it.

In London there are several private Travel clinics that offer you the vaccine on the day, costs vary from £30-90/ vaccine depending on the vaccine(s) you are having.
My GP prescribed the HepA+Typhoid vaccine so it cost me NHS prescription rate only but most GPs do not prescribe travel vaccines on the NHS.

Your mum has to decide for herself whether her phobia of injections is greater than the very real risk of catching these diseases... I'd suggest at the very least she should discuss it with one of the travel medicine specialists either at her own GPs or they will be able to refer or recommend one to her.
I ll do as you said
many thanks
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That twintrex does sound like a winner. Hep is a real nasty thing to get judging from how it weakened my athletic brother in law. "In the old days" the only thing available was gamma globulin shots and if given by someone who didn't know the routine it was a literal "howler". So much better now and I am one of those scaredy cats about shots..
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which of these are available in india?

Hi, I've searched the site and read all i can on this subject, my questions are:

I'm travelling and volunteering in India and SE Asia for 6--9 mos., starting in Delhi. I started my vaccinations late, and unless I change my ticket--by just a week--I would need to complete my

1) Japanese B encephalitis (3rd is in 30 days)
2) rabies (according to one post they have the Rabipur vaccine in India, which is suitable to the strain found in India though not the vaccine I've started)
3) Hep B (2nd is in 28 days, 3rd is 6 mos)

I know there are questions on how important these are, but I've decided to get them and am just wondering what might be available in Delhi and other bigger cities.

Thank you!
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I used to get the jabs; now I don't. Unless you are doing something really out of the ordinary, like volunteering in the tsunami aftermath or working in an AIDS clinic, your risks are not really elevated. Yes, you can always be nipped by a stray dog or get cut on a rusty nail, but that can happen at home, too.
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