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Trip preparation: vaccination

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December 15, 2017

When you plan to travel for a year, the question of vaccination is one of the first you ask yourself. And when, after searching on the internet, you realize that you need more than 5 different vaccines for a cost that exceed 300 euros, you have to start looking for the best place to get your vaccines done.

Thanks to a lot of French bloggers who traveled around the world, and who published the costs of their vaccines (Voyages à Deux Sac, Playing The World, Voyages, Partage et Potage), I quickly found one of the best and cheapest places in Paris: the Hôpital Saint-Antoine. This public hospital has a service specialized in tropical diseases, managed by the Professor Pierre-Marie GIRARD. The only inconvenient is that you can only take appointments on Thursday, so you must not be in a hurry. For information, I had to plan my appointment one month in advance.

I went on the first appointment at the end of November 2017. I was received by a nurse and the Doctor Hervé BIDEAULT for 45 minutes. We talked about my travel, the countries I plan to go and the kind of activities I plan to visit. He recommended me 5 vaccines, and he started to vaccinate me at the end of the appointment. We planed other appointments for the other vaccines. The doctor also gave me a prescription for medicines I should take with me, like an anti-malaria treatment. He also recommended me the best pharmacies in Paris to buy the anti-malaria treatment (you can find the list below) and the website Fit For Travel on which you can fin medical advices by country.

Post codeCityPharmacy nameAddressUnderground station
75004ParisPharmacie à côté du BHV homme9, rue des archivesHôtel de ville
75005ParisPharmacie place MongePlace Monge
75006Paris26, rue du FourSaint Germain des prés ou Mabillon
75006ParisFace FNACrue de RennesMontparnasse
75010Parisrue de la Grange aux BellesColonel Fabien
75011ParisCity Pharma13, place de la NationNation
75011ParisPharmacie Goncourt146, avenue Parmentier
75015ParisPharmacie de l'Institut60, rue Dutot
75018ParisPharmacie Marek120, avenue Saint OuenPlace de Saint Ouen
77680Roissy en briePharmacie de la gare5, place de la Révolution / ZAC de la vallée
77Montereau Sur VillePharmacie du centre commercial
78Saint Germain en Laye6, rue de Paris ou 56 rue de Paris
91230Montgeron125, avenue de la République
92La défensePharmacie de la gare de RERLa défense
93BagnoletPharmacie ZemiroCentre commercial Bel Est (galerie commerciale Auchan)Galliéni
94300VincennesPharmacie du Soleil196, rue de FontenayBérault / Vincennes
95200SarcellesPharmacie du 8 mai 194523, avenue du 8 mai 1945

Three more appointments, an international certificate of vaccination in my pocket (mandatory in a lot of countries to prove that your are vaccinated) and a few euros later, I’m ready to start my travel :-). You can find below, the cost of my vaccines.

 Cost per unit (euros)NumberTotal cost (euros)
Total341.17
Yellow Fever41.46141.46
Rabies25.49376.47
Typhoid25.48125.48
Japanese Encephalitis69.832139.66
Hepatitis B5.4415.44
Consultation fees (doctor)23246
Consultation fees (nurse)3.1526.30
International certificate of vaccination 0.3610.36
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