Hey, were going to be travelling to Chaing Mai in November and then will be doing a 3 day tour around the Chaing Mai / Rai areas.
I just got back from our travel doctor and he scared the BE-JESUS out of me regarding the risks of not getting this vaccine. HOWEVER, I dont know exactly how big the risk of actually catching JE is. We're staying in hotels, going to use lots of bug spray and wear long clothing now. Will make sure we're protected by mosquito nets now too. The only reason Im not jumping at getting this vaccination is because it will cost about $400 a person to get. Pretty pricy.
If anyone can shed some light on their experiences or thoughts I would appreciate it. I know there are always risks when travelling however taking a $400 dollar precaution seems a little excessive.