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Vaccination

Hi all!

Just wondering,we r going to Phuket on 23rd April for 11nights.The thing is that me in my boyfriend didn't get the vaccination.

Is it a big problem?Now it's too late,as it should be done 4-6 weeks before departure!

And one more question:Has anyone been in Seaview Patong Hotel?

Thanksss Jane :]

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1. Re: Vaccination

Depends which vaccinations, I always say that Typhoid, Hep A and B and Tetanus and the definite ones to get. Many people go every year and don't get sick, others do get sick - you really take your chances and hope you're not one of the ones that does get sick.

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2. Re: Vaccination

Jane, I went last year and didn't took any vaccine, I kept telling myself that I would do it, but never manage to make to the doctor :(

I'm also flying from Sydney to Phuket on 23/04 :) and its the same history, I said I would go to the doctors but didn't manage to go. So I'm hoping for the best AGAIN!

Last time we stayed at Millenium (Patong) and Baray Villa Sawadee (Kata) we eat from Maccas, from local restaurantes and from the food court at Jungceylon.

This time I'm renting a villa so we will be buying fresh food and cooking some meals, and eat out for dinner.

I always drink bottled water, and stick to beer, cruisers, wine, etc avoiding the cocktails because I'm not sure about the ice (if the water was filtered or not...).

Good luck and have fun!

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3. Re: Vaccination

The ice is fine:

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4. Re: Vaccination

I'm going to Phuket this Sunday from Sydney - i too wasn't going to get the vaccinations done but ended up getting the Typhoid and Hep A needles - i only got them done last wednesday and the doc said it was fine - it was 11 days out - he said it should kick in within a week

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5. Re: Vaccination

After reading this tread I decided to stop at the doctors (15 days to go...) and because I had a shot last year ( a combined shot of some sort) I'm covered fro 4 years ! So I just had the flu shot ! I'm ready to go :D

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6. Re: Vaccination

Hi Ezzymay,

Can you tell me how muchit was for the vaccinations.

Thanks

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7. Re: Vaccination

It's one combined jab for hep a and typhoid and it kicks in within one week. Get it. We are really careful but my son got hep a when he was 8 and it was terrible. Don't risk it.

Caroline.

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8. Re: Vaccination

The combined Jab was $149 but if you get the two separate jabs (Heb A & Typhoid) It was $112 - cheaper but two separate needles. I had to get the two of them as they didn't have any of the combined ones left.

Depending on your private health insurance, you may be able to get some back. I was lucky enough to get a bit back.

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9. Re: Vaccination

Hi there,

The first time we took our son (3 at the time) we made sure we ALL got our shots done (Hep A & B & Typhoid) something you can do is make sure cover up at ALL times with mozzie repellant this will reduce the chance's of getting bitten by the mozzies over there, IF your in a villa i would cover any floor drains with a towel or mat so mozzies don't enter your room as you sleep & possibly bite you & make sure you keep doors & windows shut at night, oh yeh the ice is perfectly fine as the water used to make it is filtered. safe travels

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10. Re: Vaccination

Dengue Fever is a big problem in SE Asia, this means you should wear mozzie repellent both day and night as those mozzies bite throughout the day.