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    Hi guys

    I'm visiting Nepal and India for about 2.5 weeks in May. Any idea what are the necessary vaccinations that I should take? I'm not going anywhere too fanciful, but just Delhi, Agra, Jaipur, Kathmandu, Pokhara and some trekking in Pokhara.

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    just go to any GP..the doc will know what to jap for u ....
    or u can try TTSH ..they have a travel vaccin section....they will tell u wat to jap also ...

    but if u wanna Hep A or B vaccin...its too late already....the whole course will takes abt 3month .....u need 3 jap...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wryer View Post
    Hi guys

    I'm visiting Nepal and India for about 2.5 weeks in May. Any idea what are the necessary vaccinations that I should take? I'm not going anywhere too fanciful, but just Delhi, Agra, Jaipur, Kathmandu, Pokhara and some trekking in Pokhara.
    You still have two months before your trip.
    Maybe can still make it for some of the vaccinations.
    • Tyhpoid
    • Flu shot
    • Cholera oral vaccine
    • Hepatitis A (KIV)
    The traveller's clinic in all the restructured hospitals are good places to go to.

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    i visited Delhi, Agra and Jaipur and other areas in North India (Rajasthan), never take any jabs.
    Nothing happen, just eat at established places and drink only bottled water.

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    i just came back from nepal, after holidaying with family in nepal.

    may is summer month ... so rain is possible. mosquito breeding happens afterwards, especially if you are heading to the low plains in the south of nepal.

    avoid street hawkers in agra, etc.

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    For me, I went to the TTSH vacination clinic.

    They will ask you on the regions you intend to travel and recommend the shots accordingly. It is up to you (or your budget) on which shots you intend to take.

    It would also help if you have a record of your vacination history so you can skip some shots.

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    Dear Wryer
    I am on my 3rd month now in India on a student exchange program and have been travelling around quite a bit.

    1) I came to India with just one vaccination, a Typhoid jab -- which i took at a heartland clinic. However, the doctor did recommend taking the hep b, cholera etc. you should just ask the GP for recommendations.

    2) However, it seems perfectly alright to just come to india without any vaccinations. I've not fallen ill over here despite 3months of strange food and strange place. hahaha. just a word of advice: stick to bottled water. Mineral water brands from the cocacola co. or pepsi co. (Aquafina or Bisleri) would be best.

    have fun!! (:

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    Bring some Po Chai pills.

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    If ur going trekking, get chlorine pills or iodine droplets for water purification if you don't trust their water sources (which btw they claim to be very very fresh). Although Nepal sounds like a a really 'cham' place, its not. I didnt have any problems with water/food there.. but be on safe side. Po cai pills and purging pills (cant rmbr the name). Shud be fine, i went with the NS jabs that lasted some time..

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    Consider Tetanus vaccination.

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    vaccination is like travel insurance. depends if u like to gamble or not but this time it is one's life and not money.
    U will need:
    1. tetanus (if u have serve NS and ORD <5 years, then u can skip this)
    2. typhoid
    3. hep A & B
    4. Chlorea
    5. seasonal flu
    6. malaria prophylaxis
    7. Rabies vacccination (most of us skip this because this is very costly)

    check it out at
    1. Travellers' Health & Vaccination Clinic (THVC)

    Level 1, Tan Tock Seng Hospital (Main Entrance)
    Tel: (65) 6357 2222
    Fax: (65) 6352 5661
    Email: THVC@ttsh.com.sg
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    Opening Hours

    Monday to Friday:8am to 5pm
    Saturday:8am to 12pm
    Sunday & Public Holiday: Closed

    2. Changi General Hospital (medical centre for international travellers, MCIT)
    For appointments and enquiries,
    tel: 6850 3685/ 6850 3333.

    hope this helps
    cheers
    Last edited by starrynight; 11th April 2010 at 08:23 PM.

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    I'd say just take a typhoid and malaria (cos its mosquito season and you're going pokara)

    Remember to bring some charcoal. I had some food poisoning and the doctor there misdiagnosed me as having worms and flushed out my stomach.

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    You won't be needing vaccination. I've been to India about 20-30 times so far, and never had any problems. Just drink bottled mineral water and don't eat at sketchy places, you'll be fine.
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    Quote Originally Posted by krishna91 View Post
    You won't be needing vaccination. I've been to India about 20-30 times so far, and never had any problems. Just drink bottled mineral water and don't eat at sketchy places, you'll be fine.
    i agree. I've been to Nepal once every year for the last 3 years to visit my family and i didn't take any vaccinations.

    Here are some things i learnt:
    Try not to drink tap water. It is not purified like the water in Singapore. Either boil the water first or filter your water.
    Try not to eat from roadside stalls.
    I didn't really have any incidents with mosquitoes. But my visits to Nepal were in September, so May might be different.
    When i went for a morning walk up a mountain, I got bitten by a leech. But it was mostly my fault for not covering up my leg.

    Though no harm getting the proper shots.(No pun intended) Hope you enjoy your holiday!

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    prevention better than cure. dont go

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kenny Khaw View Post
    prevention better than cure. dont go
    Not posting is better than posting rubbish. Don't post.

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    I checked with my travel agent and he said no vaccinations needed for Nepal..

    just my say..
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    Hi Kenny Khaw,

    Better stay at your HDB Bomb shelter . its safer than go elsewhare.

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    I just got back from Nepal. 2nd trip there. Hiked in Gokyo this time. Previously I did the Annapurna base camp trek... also no jab, no problem.

    Did not get any jab before this 2nd trip.

    Had severe food poisoning though... well there is no jab for food poisoning.

    Ate only in established restaurants and hotels. Only drank bottled mineral water. Was very careful.

    But I still could not prevent it. Just my luck.

    The last time I will ever step foot in Nepal and India.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ramchan View Post
    Hi Kenny Khaw,

    Better stay at your HDB Bomb shelter . its safer than go elsewhare.

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