Saturday, January 11, 2014

Completed Rabies shot, yay!

We started our first Rabies shot on December 7th. The rabies shot is the only one we decided to do in Japan, since it requires at least 3 shots...(First time, one week later, 2-4 weeks from the first shot). 

The rest, we are going to get in Bangkok, our first stop. 

A lot of blog spots suggest getting travel vaccinations in Bangkok as it is way cheaper than elsewhere... So, we've done some comparison...



Vaccinations Comparison (Tokyo vs. Bangkok) 


Tokyo
Bangkok
Hep A
A型肝炎
Havrix (Import)
$164
(16,800 yen)
$43 (1,400 THB)
Yellow Fever
黄熱ワクチン
$106
(10,830 yen)
$31 (1,000 THB)
Polio
ポリオ
$51
(5,250 yen)
$22 (700 THB)
Tetanus
破傷風
$36
(3,675 yen)
Included in above, also including diptheria
Japanese encephalitis
日本脳炎
$62
(6,300 yen)
$14 (460 THB)
Typhoid
腸チフス
$ 113
(11,550 yen)
$12 (400 THB)

$ 532
$122 (3,960 THB)

.......Definitely makes financial sense to do them all in Bangkok. 

****For Rabies shot in Japan, we went to a clinic in Sangenjaya; Futaba Clinic which provides rabies shot for 7,000 yen (approx. 68 USD) per. 

Rabies    
狂犬病
$68
(7,000 yen)


* Using exchange rate (USD/JPY & USD/THB) as of 2014 January 17th.