Do I need any vaccinations (Mandatory or precautionary) to visit Nepal next May ?
My GP has vaccinated me against the Heps, Typhoid and I have the oral Cholera to take. Then Flu in a couple of weeks time. Her guidelines suggested Japanese Encephalitis but this is a trickier one to get and it’s not clear to me how much of a risk this is. So although it is wise to check with your doctor in your own country it’s still hard to work out how necessary they all are.
it also depends on which part of Nepal you are going, length of stay, itenary etc.
I don't think Japanese Encephalitis is a big risk unless you are visiting pig farms and not using mosquito repellent.
I went to the travel clinic and was advised various things. I have had Rabies (course of 3 jabs, available at cost), Hep A, Typhoid, Cholera and a Tetanus booster (at docs). It's worth doing an assessment with the clinic.
Thanks Raghu. That was the impression I had about JE. I, and the friend I’m travelling with, had pretty much thought about just being diligent with the mosquito repellent.
Does anyone know about the immunoglobin (IG) vaccination, as an alternative to standard HepA/Typhoid vaccination?