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Please any advice on injections needed for a two week trip to Cambodia from the UK

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Tetanus should be kept up to date regardless of where you travel

I don't have any others. I don't swap blood or other fluids so I have no need for Hep A,B or C.

I use good hygiene so cholora and typhoid are not an issue for me either.

I don't take anti-malarials because you still have to prevent mozzie bites to avoid dengue - I just use 25%Deet and reapply regularly.

I DO use a good sunscreen and apply it before the insect spray.

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Good food hygiene is useful for preventing both Hep A & typhoid. I think it would be wise for you to consult your doctor. Seeking advice about immunisations on a travel forum can at best give only general information. You can not be sure of (sorry in advance all) the efficacy of the info provided. Nor can it be specific to you and your needs.

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Agree with Lynnefromaus, and besides you dont have to swap fluids to be infected by Hep A or Typhoid.


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Agree with Lynne, speak to your GP or head to a travel clinic - they know anynknown conditions of your health, requirements etc, something we dont have on this forum.

I went last year and was advised to have Hep A, typhoid and tetanus - which I had already.

Regarding Malaria tablets, it is a personal choice as it can have side effect (as discussed in this forum a few time brfore). Again a conversation with your GP might help

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Please consult a doctor and make an informed decision (as Scots and Lynne suggest).

I have the Hep vaccines due to working in a health care type setting.I did go and get the typhoid vaccine before travelling. My health insurance covered it under preventative medicine.

OTOH, I did not use anti-malarials. I did use alot of bug repellent.

Not everyone practices good hygiene..........

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Thanks for all the advice it seems a trip to the GP is the way to go

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I dine & stay with local people so I decided to get the hep A shot. Should you be in a remote area and need emergency treatment and the closest they can get you is a biggish city in Cambodia for treatment, it is a VERY good idea to have the hep B shot. The vaccination is usually given as a hep A & B combination these days, the common shot is called the "Twinrix".

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Hello singletravelerone,

Your greatest general health protection, no matter where you are, is that which you do for yourself.

Strict attention to personal hygiene and specifically regular washing of hands with soap and water throughout the day will spare you much easily avoided grief.

Alcohol wipes have a place, but nothing beats good old fashioned, cheap and simple, frequent hand washing with a good soap and water. A simple scrubbing/nail brush improves things a bit too.

It's the simple, common sense, things that work best in most tourist destination. Much the same for your personal ant-mosquito borne diseases too.

But please go and consult a Travel Medicine Specialist, if you have access to one, rather than your local GP.

Never take unqualifies medical advice, not based on your prior personal medical history or known alergies, off a forum such as this. There simply is no one-size-fits-all solution for travel medicine precautions.

Best regards. Ian

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