Hi to you both. I think we are booked onto the same trip depatring heathrow on the evening of the 22nd October? Rob and I are trying to get in as many walks as weather and time allows and are also upping the effort in the gym to be be as prepared as we can be. We are really looking forward to the trip and can't wait to meet everyone. I have always wanted to go to Nepal and can't believe how quickly it has come around! I just wondered what people are doing in terms of jabs? Themore research I do the more confused I get about what we do and don't need?
I'm just in the process of organizing vacs with practise nurse. I have a prescription for malaria tablets and she is organizing jabs for hepatitis (need to check if this is A and/or B) . I have also been advised to ask the doc for a prescription for the antibiotic Ciprofloxacin 250mg tabs - may be worth checking this out. I think they are the main ones -others like a tetanus revac recommended every 10 years , MMR (recommended if born after 1956 and not previously given) and polio booster if never had one as an adult need checking out. Let me know if you have any other advise. Yes it is coming up quickly and all I hear about it is so very positive. Regards
We have been told to be upto date with all the usual booster, but also menigitis has been mentioned, cholera, Rabbis and Japaneese encepilitis. The last two we will have to pay for. I am not sure about Jap Enc because from memory you need pigs, mosquitoes and monsoon for it to be a problem. As for Rabbis I the advise is to have it if we are going to be more than 24 hours from medical care so again I am not sure. I didn't think Mararia was a problem in the Annapurna region and that the Malaria risk areas were further south?
I am away now for four days but will check it all out with Exodus and other sources next week.
I have downloaded quite a lot of information which is conflicting and also had some confusing advise from GP. Exodus today say it is simple - Typhoid, Hepatitus A and boosters for tetanus and polio - that's what I am going with. Idid ask about Japanese Encephilitus and was told 'no'. Hope that's helpful.
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