Posted October 20th, 2012, 02:01 AM
What vaccinations would I need for a cruise that goes to Hong Kong, Vietnam, Thailand, and Singapore?
None are required.Keith, I hope you don't mind but I plagarised this and put it on our Millie rollcall. Thanks for the information, as usual you are on the button on all things Asia.
I would recommend that you consult with your physician or with a travelers physician on this.
In our case for travel, not just these places, we had the two hepatitis vaccinations and made sure that other vaccinations were up to date including tetanus as well as a flu shot if traveling during the flu season or if it is recommended based on ones age.
Good point but it's needed in certain areas not say in Singapore or Hong Kong.Keith, would you need mosquito repellent on the beaches in Singapore?
Keith, would you need mosquito repellent on the beaches in Singapore?Michelle, we only have walked on one beach in Singapore and that is one that is at an amusement type area that is near the current cruise ship terminal. We didn't see a need for the mosquito repellent and saw no sign of mosquitos. You could bring it along with you just in case but I don't think you will require it.
I have not heard of the "Travellers Physcian"/ "Travelers Clinincs". Can someone update me please. Thanks.In Charlotte, NC, it is called Passport Health but I would suggest going there(there is a fee, like $80 per person, so only one needs to go to get info) and getting info on the countries but maybe get a list of shots you need and see if you can have your doctor do them, cheaper, and maybe your health insurance will pay. I did not listen to my own advice and it cost me like $180 per hepatitis shot.
I think Passport Health is national -- my husband was in Kansas City on business and was able to go to one of their clinics there. They talked to him about his trip, prepared a booklet of handy tips tailored to our destination, and gave him all the vaccinations he needed. It was pricey but worth it because he was in a hurry.Thanks for the info. We have not heard of them before and we do have one in OC.
On the other hand, I was able to go to my regular doctor and she did exactly the same thing, minus the fancy booklet, and all it cost me was my insurance co-pay.
Keith, would you need mosquito repellent on the beaches in Singapore?Hi Michelle,
My advice is to take the repellent. But in Singapore I would wait to put it on.It's a bummer, isn't it. My man just never gets bitten, but I do every time. I bought a fantastic bracelet/anklet in France last year which contains a little pellet of repellant, and that works a charm but you can't buy them here unfortunately. Ah well, have a great cruise and don't forget the Aeroguard. At least most are decent smelling these days.
I happen to be one who the bugs love to bite too.
Thanks for the info. We have not heard of them before and we do have one in OC.Your local Costco offer's some vaccinations..call their pharmacy for prices and details.
Also I notice you are taking a Mekong River cruise in Dec. so I hope you will post how you liked it. We have toyed with the idea of cancelling our S.E. cruise and changing to a River cruise.