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Topic: Vaccinations
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Topic: Vaccinations
Views: 1659 Replies: 4

By:

danny

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Vaccinations

Hi,

Just wondering if anyone could tell me what vaccinations you need for bali and lombok in August.
Also do i need anti- malarials,
thanks,
Danny



By:

philip

RE: Vaccinations

hey,

for malaria, bali is a low risk zone, but lombok is higher so you will definitely need anti-malarial  for there, but double check with a travel nurse. the two drug options i was offered were malarone (more expensive, fewer side effects) and doxycycline (less expensive more possible side effects and have to take it for longer).

By:

philip

RE: Vaccinations

For cost, malarone is usually double the price, so I went for the latter. Shop around on the internet for cheap prices (have to have prescription). If you're in the Uk travelpharm.com are pretty good for price.

protection it two-fold, anti-malarial (see above) and anti-mosquito (i.e. minimise bites using nets, sprays, long sleeve clothes, DEET etc)

By:

philip

RE: Vaccinations

other vaccinations: you may already have some of these or just need a booster:
Tetanus/ Diptheria/ Polio
Hepatitis A
Typhoid
Rabies (expensive and only gives few extra days before having to go to hospital, I left it too late to get a jab, so I'm just going to avoid monkeys, dogs etc)
Hepatitis B (good idea to get that, but again need time to get the full course, so go see your travel nurse asap)
If you're coming from a yellow fever zone country you'll need that jab and a certficate as well.

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