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Does someone know the vaccines needed for Sumatra coming from Australia? Do you also need malaria tablets in Sumatra (Bengkulu)?

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    try Travel Vax, they'll be able to give you the most accurate advice almost 8 years ago

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    Agree with Sarah - try your closest travel clinic for accurate medical advice.

    I use the TMVC group (there is one on George Street Sydney). A little more expensive than others, but they seem to be more up to date with what’s going on in travel medicine than the local GP.

    From a guess it would be Rabies. If you are bitten, the closest centre of medical excellence is Bali, and they don’t keep RIG (Rabies Immunoglobulin). This is a series of shots over a period of time, with the first shot required within 72 hrs.

    You may also need some malaria prophylaxis. Keep in mind if you do take malaria tablets, that there are a few different types. Doxyclin is probably the cheapest but also has a side effect of extreme sensitivity to the sun. (extra sunscreen is needed!). Another side effect is hallucinations, especially dreaming. Malarone is more expensive, and junior Malarone is available for children.

    I’m not medical though – this is based purely on my own experience. Best to seek medical advice from a medical professional .

    http://www.tmvc.com.au/ They also have an online planner ;) almost 8 years ago

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    Thanks for your responses. All sorted through Travel Vax. almost 8 years ago

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    do u need Cholera/Typhiod shots as well as Rabies & Tetanus? or does one have those just to be safe, please? about 7 years ago

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