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Shanghai. do i need any injections / jabs before i go.

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Shanghai. do i need any injections / jabs before i go.

hi i will be going to shanghai for twenty days in Novemeber , do i require innoculations.

also can anyone give me a rough guide to the prices for beer

how much is a large beer.. my universal currency.

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1. Re: Shanghai. do i need any injections / jabs before i go.

I do not drink beer, but I hear local (not national) brands are very cheap. Rice wine, though, is the currency of alcohol in China for its 1.3 billion people.

As for innoculations, please see your personal physician. Since you will be removed from your familiar health care standards, you might ask your doctor about boosters for tetanus, polio and the like. They are a good idea anyway.

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Thanks Sparky.. i shall see the doc before i travel. cheers

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3. Re: Shanghai. do i need any injections / jabs before i go.

Beer in the convenience store, supermarket or corner store will cost around 3 RMB for a 500ml bottle. The same in a small local restaurant would cost 4-10 RMB, in a mid-range restaurant about 10-15 RMB, and possibly more in upscale restaurants. I'm talking about common brands here like Suntory, Kirin and Tsingtao.

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4. Re: Shanghai. do i need any injections / jabs before i go.

In a western (expat) bar expect to pay 45rmb or more.

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5. Re: Shanghai. do i need any injections / jabs before i go.

Oh and I would expect to pay around 30-70 RMB for non-Chinese beer in a pub or the like.

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6. Re: Shanghai. do i need any injections / jabs before i go.

Thank You Ellyse.. very helpful advice.. on my favorite subject.

I shall raise a glass or two. to you when i arrive in Shanghai.

Cheers

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7. Re: Shanghai. do i need any injections / jabs before i go.

Hiya, Suggest you also get typhoid, Hep A & B. The local beer's good. China is terrific - enjoy!

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8. Re: Shanghai. do i need any injections / jabs before i go.

Thanks wop wop. i hate needles.. and doctors..

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9. Re: Shanghai. do i need any injections / jabs before i go.

You're welcome. Let me know if you want to meet up for a chat/beer in Shanghai. :)

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10. Re: Shanghai. do i need any injections / jabs before i go.

Thanks for your kind invitation.. I may well take you up on your offer of a drink in Shanghai... Once i get a confirmed date of travel.

Cheers.

Have a nice day