Sunday, 19 July 2009


Well I assumed I would have to have some jabs for Nepal but I was not prepared for how many! I thought it would be one trip, a few sticks in the arm and jobs a good un, oh how wrong I was. It turns out I need 5 appointments in all, 5! I need Rabies (taken in 3 seperate shots on day 0, day 7 and day 28), hepatitus B (again taken in 3 shots on day 0, day 7 and day 21), tetnus, typhoid and diptheria (which thankfully is all in one) and hepatitus A (only one shot), plus we will need to take malaria tablets before, during and after the trip.

The nurse frowned upon us a bit when we went in for the first round of shots, saying that we hadn't planned far enough in advance and that it would be tricky to get all the injections in now. Seems to me it's going to be fine though, my last shot is on the 14th Aug and we fly out on the 31st, plenty of time really. The only worry is that after having the 3 rabies jabs you are supposed to wait 2 weeks and then have a blood test to check whether it's worked. The nurse said well it looks like we won't be able to fit that in, but she didn't seem that concerned and reading up on it myself it seems that they don't automatically test everytime anyway, just when the doc thinks there is a specific need.

So with just over a month to go I have had my first rabies and my first hep B jabs. Tentus next on Wed.

1 comment:

  1. Hope you have a great trip to Nepal! Just heard on the news last night that it will take 3 jabs (shots) to be protected from the flu this winter! Dang!!!