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Vaccinations - which provider to choose?

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  • Registered Users Posts: 24,411 ✭✭✭✭ coylemj


    I won't be traipsing through jungles or drinking the local water etc, I'll just be living it up in a nice, fancy hotel for two weeks, occasionally venturing out to some nightclubs in the city.

    But the food you eat will have been prepared by locals who wash their hands (and your salads) in the local water. After one or two days on holidays you will fall into the usual tourist complacency trap and you'll start to ignore the rules about not eating uncooked food and not taking ice in your drinks, that's when the local bugs will attack.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 16,769 tomwaterford


    is there any website which gives the definitive list of vaccinations required for each country


  • Registered Users Posts: 921 ✭✭✭ Hasmunch


    I have used http://www.tmb.ie/ in the past
    Not sure it covers every country but will do most trips


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,606 schemingbohemia


    Very few countries have "required" vaccinations. Mostly it's advisable. This site is pretty good for advising which is best, you can then use it when going to TMB or your GP. I was afraid TMB might upsell and suggest ones not strictly needed, in fairness they didn't.

    http://www.fitfortravel.nhs.uk/home.aspx


  • Registered Users Posts: 8 C.Behan


    Anyone been and not got the rabies jab?

    Recently visited Thailand without the rabies jab but refrained from petting monkeys, dogs, cats etc... This time however I don't want to have to be as conscious when an animal comes close... Travelling to Vietnam, Cambodia, Philippines and Indonesia. Anyone been and not had it? Thanks.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 3,203 imme


    Visited about 5 years ago.

    Don't remember getting rabies shot.

    You can't get rabies from petting an animal they have to bite you afaik.

    Animals with rabies will generally be rabid, roaming at the mouth going mad chasing their tail, again AFAIK.


  • Registered Users Posts: 455 ✭✭ St1mpMeister


    Need to get a few... are all places the same price?

    Was looking at the TMB... €60 for consultation then between €35 and €70 for a shot or two.


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,683 ✭✭✭ stimpson


    I used http://www.travelhealth.ie/ recently. Worked out a bit cheaper than others for a couple seen together. Got a better consultation than friends who traveled with us. Free lollipop too.


  • Registered Users Posts: 455 ✭✭ St1mpMeister


    Cheers, yeah they all seem to have group rates, although I'm going solo

    http://www.travelhealth.ie/Prices/

    Seem to be similar enough to TMB: €60 consultation and shots similar ...

    I'm wondering if I am already covered though because I got Rabies and Tetanus shots in 2009 and it says here they last for 10 years.

    I'm definitely covered for Hepatitis A/B though as those expire in 2019 too.


  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 531 fontdor


    Hello everyone. I maybe going to Spain. I have two pet birds. I read online they don't need vaccination but need a health certificate though I should call the relevant authority in the country of destination for more information. Anyone know which authority this would be in Spain? Thank you.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 514 ✭✭✭ con1982


    I had an appointment cancelled by TMB last week due to a shortage in Hep B vaccines in the country. TMB said they wouldn't have sufficient stock for a few months.

    I have tried four GP offices, who specialise in travel vaccines, and various pharmacies to locate a Hep B booster. Non available.

    The best advice I was give is to get a prescription from my GP and contact pharmacies in the North. Buy the booster up there and ask my GP to administer it.

    Anyone booking holidays in far off lands should make plans asap to get their vaccines sorted !


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 16,769 tomwaterford


    Hello

    Just looking for advise on a rabies vaccination,

    I have 2 shots done,due another in 10days or so

    But looks like il need to get home for a family emergency and miss the last date

    Are these the same in every country,or is the last date due an absolute necessity on that date or would it make a huge difference,ive been getting mixed answers off google :-/


  • Registered Users Posts: 159 ✭✭ Alerium


    Hello

    This should've possibly been posted in the Health forum but here it goes anyway...

    I'm travelling to Japan and Hong Kong in 6 weeks for a total of 17 days.

    What vaccinations are essential ?(i.e. Huge possibility of getting sick etc)

    According to tab.ie, none are essential but some are recommended such as Tetanus. I might have answered my own question but has anyone experience of going to these countries without any of these vacs, I'd rather save the 150 quid for the holiday.

    P.S - I thought Japanese people live the longest (ignorance coming out here :D)

    Thanks


  • Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 6,483 Mod ✭✭✭✭ cdeb


    None essential.

    (I assume you mean tmb.ie? Though not sure why you'd trust random punters on the internet over the tmb...)


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,760 ✭✭✭ goingnowhere


    No requirement for an Irish citizen entering Japan

    Note upon arrival by air there is a thermal imaging camera which scans everyone entering the passport area, this is to pick off anyone with SARS or bird flu. There is also a nurse/doctor on hand in the passport hall area.


  • Registered Users Posts: 199 ✭✭ Hana98


    Do you need to get vaccinations if going to South Africa? I'm going for 3 months and staying in Johannesburg. I've gotten mixed opinion over this. Someone I know didn't get any but someone else got them months in advance.


  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 3,246 ✭✭✭ judeboy101


    Hana98 wrote: »
    Do you need to get vaccinations if going to South Africa? I'm going for 3 months and staying in Johannesburg. I've gotten mixed opinion over this. Someone I know didn't get any but someone else got them months in advance.

    Tetanus booster, rabies if you think you will be in the bush long term and malaria tabs if in the north east during mozzy season.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,009 ✭✭✭ Living Off The Splash


    I will be travelling to inland China.....countryside.

    I will have to get vaccinations. I understand that I can get them from a place in Dawson Street or another in Grafton Street. Are these the best places to go to get them?

    Do I have to get all the injections at the same time or can these be spread over a period of say a month?

    Any thoughts/suggestions or tips appreciated.


  • Registered Users Posts: 8,772 ✭✭✭ duffman13


    I will be travelling to inland China.....countryside.

    I will have to get vaccinations. I understand that I can get them from a place in Dawson Street or another in Grafton Street. Are these the best places to go to get them?

    Do I have to get all the injections at the same time or can these be spread over a period of say a month?

    Any thoughts/suggestions or tips appreciated.

    Is that TMB? Best to get them in one bit where possible. It's cheaper as they charge a consultation fee, but if youve to go back for boosters etc it might not be in your control


  • Registered Users Posts: 134 ✭✭ Noggle


    Hi,

    Heading to New Dehli and on to some Northern venues Rishikesh, Amritsar and Jaipur.In late Oct (their spring).

    Was wondering who is best for flights, and should one get vaccinations.

    Ta


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  • Registered Users Posts: 4,632 ✭✭✭ donegal.


    for flights check out sights like skyscanner , or rome2rio or the like.

    https://www.tmb.ie/destinations/vaccinations-for-india

    and get to jaisalmer if you can.


  • Registered Users Posts: 602 ✭✭✭ riddles


    Hi

    I possibly have a four day trip to Bangalore in early May. Is it advisable to get vaccine shots. I’ll be going between off and hotel?

    Thanks

    R


  • Registered Users Posts: 21,342 ✭✭✭✭ ted1


    If your travelling for work just get all the jabs. Your work will cover them.


    You should download the TravelWise app from the dept of foreign affairs its great info for travelling to non European countries


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,406 ✭✭✭ ArnoldJRimmer


    For four days where you'll be between the hotel and office, there is really no need to go through that hassle IMO. As long as you are eating in reputable places and drinking bottle water, which I assume are a given


  • Registered Users Posts: 12,741 ✭✭✭✭ Fr Tod Umptious


    For four days where you'll be between the hotel and office, there is really no need to go through that hassle IMO. As long as you are eating in reputable places and drinking bottle water, which I assume are a given


    Don't ever assume anything about India.

    OP, get the shots, as another poster said work will probably cover the cost anyway.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,406 ✭✭✭ ArnoldJRimmer


    I lived there for 2 years, there's a huge amount of top class hotels and restaurants available. No issues with sourcing bottled water either. Didn't see any rabid dogs and the disease-free mosquito's rarely bothered me.

    I really don't think shots are necessary for a 4 day trip, but if its not something the OP minds doing, then go for it. If anything,it will give you peace of mind. Stay away from the Kingfisher premium beer and enjoy the traffic!


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 18,277 ✭✭✭✭ Magnus Gentle Linebacker


    Got all the shots when I was in India last year.
    Ate in a reputable place and made the mistake of eating ice cream! It was a nasty 12 hours.


  • Registered Users Posts: 123 ✭✭ KBD85


    I'm going to The Medical Bureau on Grafton Street for the vaccines for Vietnam but am not sure which ones I should get nor what I received as a child.

    Is there any database in Ireland that would have information on what vaccines I received previously?

    There is a long list of vaccines and it seems to be up to the non medically trained patient to pick and choose which they want from this list: https://www.tmb.ie/destinations/vaccinations-for-viet-nam


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,178 ✭✭✭ killbillvol2


    KBD85 wrote: »
    I'm going to The Medical Bureau on Grafton Street for the vaccines for Vietnam but am not sure which ones I should get nor what I received as a child.

    Is there any database in Ireland that would have information on what vaccines I received previously?

    There is a long list of vaccines and it seems to be up to the non medically trained patient to pick and choose which they want from this list: https://www.tmb.ie/destinations/vaccinations-for-viet-nam

    Your GP.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,812 ✭✭✭ Wesser


    The Dr will advise you what you need when you go in. Thats what you're paying them.for.


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