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Vaccinations for a visit next May ?

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Vaccinations for a visit next May ?

Do I need any vaccinations (Mandatory or precautionary) to visit Nepal next May ?

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1. Re: Vaccinations for a visit next May ?

No mandatory vaccinations that I am aware of. Good information here to help you decide about the precautionary vaccinations in conjunction with your medic:

ciwec-clinic.com/health-articles/…

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2. Re: Vaccinations for a visit next May ?

It depends on which country you are from and what vaccines you have had?

Therefore consult your doctor.

Edited: 17 April 2018, 13:52
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Hi Raghu

please could you expand on the "which country you are from" comment - I think the OP and others would find that information helpful.

Do you think a yellow fever vaccination certificate is required if people have visited an affected country recently?

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4. Re: Vaccinations for a visit next May ?

Ask your doctor in your home country but generally the ones you should consider that are recommended are tetanus for any cuts and bruises, which is usually valid for 10 years or more.

Cholera typhoid for water and food born illness.

Flu vaccine is a good idea because on treks it can be cold, there are many people with coughs and snotty noses. This will give some ability to resist flu on the trail, which you don’t want in the cold dry air at high altitude.

Hepatitis A or B vaccines exist but I don’t think they are needed. If you really want protection from Hep A that can be found in drinking water supplies then get that.

Immigration checkpoints are not asking to see your vaccination.

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5. Re: Vaccinations for a visit next May ?

Ask your doctor in your home country but generally the ones you should consider that are recommended are tetanus for any cuts and bruises, which is usually valid for 10 years or more.

Cholera typhoid for water and food born illness.

Flu vaccine is a good idea because on treks it can be cold, there are many people with coughs and snotty noses. This will give some ability to resist flu on the trail, which you don’t want in the cold dry air at high altitude.

Hepatitis A or B vaccines exist but I don’t think they are needed. If you really want protection from Hep A that can be found in drinking water supplies then get that.

Immigration checkpoints are not asking to see your vaccination.

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6. Re: Vaccinations for a visit next May ?

TripAdvisor Forum is definitely NOT the place to get this information. See your local travel clinic as well as web sites for major national/government health centred such as

https:/…nepal

https://travel.gc.ca/destinations/nepal

fitfortravel.nhs.uk/destinations/…nepal

The CIWEC clinic page referenced above is also a good reference (however, it is from a private health provider in Nepal).

FYI: Hep A is often transmitted from food preparers to individuals via food, as opposed to through water supply. VERY much recommended for travel in Nepal

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Do check with your local doctor and above advice links.

Hep A according to those links above indicates it is also a water borne issue in drinking supplies as its related to sewage disposal, refer to https:/…Backcountry_Water_Treatment.pdf

Basically it’s impossible to have it only in food and not in water also. Contaminated water carries Hep A used in food preparation and an infected person may transfer it to food. It is also contagious by air transmission and human contact when someone is sick from it but you are unlikely to come across such people on the trek as they may be in hospital or bedridden.

One may also be resistant to Hep A through past exposure or vaccination and you can test for it if you are also doing a general blood test.

Generally don’t worry too much such things that you become so paranoid about it and it affects your enjoyment of the trek but do get some basic vaccinations to reduce the risks. You can also consider if the short time trekking may justify getting more or less vaccinations.

Also, don’t forget to drink only safe water or treat it, see cdc link above and other posts in the forum to help stay healthy when trekking.

Edited: 17 April 2018, 20:36
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8. Re: Vaccinations for a visit next May ?

Ali, no argument (except to say that I did not suggest Hep A is not water-borne; just that it can also be, and regularly is, food-borne).

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9. Re: Vaccinations for a visit next May ?

In Australia, the doctor's recommend Hep A, Typhoid and Flu jabs.

But if you've already had Hep A (including a booster shot) in the past you don't need it. Also if you've had Typhoid Vac in the last 3 years you need it.

People in South Asia would already have built immunity against Hep A by the time they are adult so they may not need it.

Therefore it's best to ask the doctor.

This site also provides some guidance

https:/…

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10. Re: Vaccinations for a visit next May ?

Thanks Raghu, not mandatory from Nepal regulations then.

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