What vaccines / meds do I really need to go to India?
March 4, 2014 9:34 AM Subscribe
I have an appointment with a clinic to get some vaccinations before a two-week trip to India. My initial chat with the nurse made me feel like she was maybe pushing the "better safe than sorry" angle a bit, so I'm looking for some other opinions and links to good resources for making these decisions on my own.
posted by toomuchpete to Travel & Transportation around India (21 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
We'll be in-country for 10 days (starting this Friday), 7 of those in Bangalore, the remaining 3 in either Bombay or Aminabad.
First, yes: I've visited the CDC's travel vaccinations page
for India and also this ancient AskMe
. Based on what I read there, my thinking is Hep A/B and Typhoid for sure.
I'm a bit on the fence as far as the Malaria meds go. Leaning towards, although some of the folks in our group got recommendations that it wasn't worth the trouble, so I'm skeptical. The clinic also said they recommend taking an antibiotic to try to prevent traveler's diarrhea
So, given that travel itinerary, what info can help me make the most informed decision? Are there good reasons not to take the Malarone? Good reasons TO take the antibiotic?
Accepted: You're not my doctor, probably not anyone's, and I'm not looking for medical advice, which I should only get from my doctor.