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Kyle C

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Submitted on Jun 06, 2018 Useful Info

Vaccines and other medications

  • I've been living in Chiang Mai for several months now
  • I went to a travel clinic before coming here, and was advised by the doctor to get vaccinated against the following (I ended up taking all of them except for Rabies):
  1. Hepatitis A & B (3 shots)
  2. Japanese Encephalitis (2 shots)
  3. Tetanus (1 booster shot)
  4. Malaria (weekly pills)
  5. Typhoid fever (oral)
  6. Cholera (oral)
  7. Rabies (shot)
  • I skipped Rabies as it was expensive and the risk was fairly low. Just have to make sure I don't get bitten by dogs or bats. The doctor said that if I'm mainly in the cities, I should be fine. But if I'm going to be spending a lot of time in the country side, I should definitely take the shot for Rabies
  • You should check with your government's official travel advisory for a list of recommended vaccines (this is State Department's)