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    Default Thailand next month - vaccinations and travel insurance

    Hello,

    My partner and I and our 3 & 4 year old daughters are going to Thailand for 2 weeks next month.

    I forgot all about vaccinations. Does anyone know how much they cost, where I get them and what exactly do we need?

    I also haven't got travel insurance... Anyone have any info on this?

    Thanks

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    Anyone???

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    Google the travel doctor and do a search for Thailand. It will give you a list of things you may need to get vaccinations for (destination fact sheets) and you can book appointments online - I think clinics are Australia wide. I think its also a good idea to take a pack containing meds for tummy upsets etc, they sell those at the clinics.

    Travel Insurance - we have bought it online. Again do a google search and compare prices.

    HTH

    Edit: Ok found the fact sheet - there is not much you need provided everyone has had their normal vaccinations (Diptheria/Tetanus, MMR, Chickenpox, etc - Flu and Hep A/B is also recommended). Best to make an appointment anyway to make sure everyone is covered. Appointments aren't cheap but worth it IMO. Travel med packs are approx $60-$70 from memory but may be more for a family, best to ring and check prices.

    http://www.tmvc.com.au/7841 TD Health Fact Sheet Thailand.pdf
    Last edited by sunnyd; 06-01-2012 at 20:53.

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    Um see a dr ASAP cause I'm sure some need to be given a period before travel . Check the smart traveller website and yeah they're expensive not covered by travel insurance but maybe by private health if you have extras

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    You should get travel insurance!!

    If you have any questions PM me about travel insurance (no I don't sell it).

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    We didn't have any vaccinations before we went to Thailand a few years ago. If you're planning on going to very remote/ jungle areas you might need to.
    I wouldnt go overseas without travel insurance. We went with Travel Insurance Direct, i think if you use coupon code TIDTHANKS by memory it gives you a discount.
    Hope you have a great trip

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    I have used travel insurance direct on previous trips to Bali with our family. Not had to make a claim though.

    We are also heading to Thailand in April no vaccinations were recommended for us or the kids. As I am pregnant I just had to have a tetnaus booster.

    HTH

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    Thanks for the replies that travel dr website is great


 

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