Submitted by Steve0 on Mon, 07/22/2019 - 14:44
I'm heading to Mentawais for my first trip.
Any shots etc I should be getting before I go?
Any tips for medical things to take as well much appreciated
Boat or land based?
Probably best to go see a Doctor for advise.
But yeah generally if going to a developed country you should have certain shots updated Hep A, Typhoid, Tetanus etc.
Being on land might put you at more risk than a boat but you can still get a rusty gaff in your leg etc.
Not that i take my own advice, i cant remember when i got my last shots....
As for malaria, id be more worried about getting dengue fever in Padang these days.
I'm going to give Malaria tablets a miss and just try to avoid getting bitten.
It's been 10 years since I've had any typhoid/tetanus/hep shots... is it a ludicrous suggestion to not top up any? Or just a little foolish?
Ie is there a high likelihood I'll get something if I don't boost up?
See your Doc..10 yrs no Tetanus your due
Get the shots ...Take Doxycycline with you..and Broad Spectrum Antibiotic ...and Maxalon.
Thanks for the kick up the arse, I'll go get my shots!
Gd cos supposedly not getting reccomended Vaccinations for certain areas can void your travel ins..
Doxy cycline for sure. Those mozzies can really mess with you. I also take an anti inflammatory with me and hydrolite . I’ve never had trouble with the doxy’s. I just smash myself with sunscreen and take it at night.