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MrsJoshNavidi · 04/02/2020 18:52

DD is travelling to India for a spot of back packing for a month, but she's getting conflicting advice re vaccinations from GP, Boots travel and local travel clinic.

Have you been? What vaccinations did you get?

Or are you a vaccinations expert? What would you advise?

Thank you

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sleepismysuperpower1 · 04/02/2020 20:10

the NHS website says you need MMR, Diphtheria; Hepatitis A; Tetanus; Typhoid (boosters if you already have them),Hepatitis B and Rabies, which sounds like what I was given before I went a few years ago. link to the website here

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MrsJoshNavidi · 04/02/2020 20:13

Thanks - we looked at the NHS website -

GP says she needs Japanese encephalitis - but it's not on the website. We're wondering how necessary that, and also rabies is.

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sleepismysuperpower1 · 04/02/2020 20:17

I definitely did get the rabies one, there are lots of stray dogs (depending on where you go) so I wouldn't want to take the risk. Japanese encephalitis is a Selectively advised vaccines, so only for those individuals at highest risk. it might be worth asking the GP why she suggested giving that one? It might be that there is a specific reason

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ShanghaiDiva · 05/02/2020 05:25

I live in China and have therefore had every vaccination there is!
I have visited India and recommend being up to date with childhood jabs and also get typhus and hep B.

rabies- as previous poster mentioned lots of stray dogs and also monkeys. Am sure you dd is sensible not to touch any wild/stray animals, but I have had a monkey jump on me and hang on (not in India, but Indonesia) so there are still risks.
I only need boosters every three years for rabies, but originally I think it was three jabs over a few weeks so planning the vaccinations is also important.

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LeGrandBleu · 05/02/2020 05:36

Yes to rabies.
My sister went last year to finalise her yoga training and there were dogs everywhere.

Also off topic, but there is quite a high rate of rape in India compared to other countries, so she must be really aware of that, even on night train, so much that there is an information sheet on what to do if raped in india on the UK government page.

www.gov.uk/government/publications/rape-and-sexual-assault-in-india-information-for-victims/india-information-for-survivors-of-rape-and-sexual-assault

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Ilovethekitties · 05/02/2020 05:38

I went and got everything on the NHS website.

Rabies is a must, there is a lot of wild animals, pigs and dogs mainly that might bite

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porridgeface · 05/02/2020 05:56

I travel a lot for work and have to see medical staff for travel advice/ vaccinations every time it's a new country. Pretty sure I've seen them checking this site

travelhealthpro.org.uk/country/105/india#Vaccine_recommendations

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MrsJoshNavidi · 05/02/2020 18:22

Thanks porridge

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