Today was the last day of the series of three rabies vaccination shots that Tom, Katie and I have been taking. It was also the last in a series of three shots of Hepatitis B shots for me.
I thought it would be worthwhile writing up exactly what I vaccinations have taken in preparation for this trip. While this is my personal list I assume that my fellow team mates also have these vaccinations. I have also listed the prices that I paid here in Korea roughly converted into USD
Vaccination List – What I already had before the trip and therefore didn’t need.
- Tetanus/Diphtheria (lasts 10 years)
- Hepatitis A (supposedly lasts for life)
Was vaccinated for Varicella (chicken pox) and Pertussis (whooping cough) as a kid.
Vaccinations in the last 3 months
- Polio / $25 (this is a booster that lasts 10 years)
- Hepatitis B / $70 – (3 shots over 3 months – Lasts for life)
- Typhoid / $25 – (1 shot that lasts for 3 years)
- MMR / $20 – (1 shot for measles, mumps and rubella that lasts for 10 years)
- Japanese Encephalitis / $25 – (one shot that lasts for life)
- Rabies / $160 – (3 shots over 4 weeks – lasts for 5 years)
(We will also be carrying a supply of Malaria pills that may be needed in a few areas)
After consulting with various physicians about the areas we will be traveling the following vaccinations have not been taken.
- Meningococcal Meningitis
- Yellow Fever
- Cholera + E.Coli
If you are looking for more information about vaccinations while in Seoul, South Korea and their costs. Visit the International Clinic.