Trip preparation: vaccination
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 code||City||Pharmacy name||Address||Underground station|
|75004||Paris||Pharmacie à côté du BHV homme||9, rue des archives||Hôtel de ville|
|75005||Paris||Pharmacie place Monge||Place Monge|
|75006||Paris||26, rue du Four||Saint Germain des prés ou Mabillon|
|75006||Paris||Face FNAC||rue de Rennes||Montparnasse|
|75010||Paris||rue de la Grange aux Belles||Colonel Fabien|
|75011||Paris||City Pharma||13, place de la Nation||Nation|
|75011||Paris||Pharmacie Goncourt||146, avenue Parmentier|
|75015||Paris||Pharmacie de l'Institut||60, rue Dutot|
|75018||Paris||Pharmacie Marek||120, avenue Saint Ouen||Place de Saint Ouen|
|77680||Roissy en brie||Pharmacie de la gare||5, place de la Révolution / ZAC de la vallée|
|77||Montereau Sur Ville||Pharmacie du centre commercial|
|78||Saint Germain en Laye||6, rue de Paris ou 56 rue de Paris|
|91230||Montgeron||125, avenue de la République|
|92||La défense||Pharmacie de la gare de RER||La défense|
|93||Bagnolet||Pharmacie Zemiro||Centre commercial Bel Est (galerie commerciale Auchan)||Galliéni|
|94300||Vincennes||Pharmacie du Soleil||196, rue de Fontenay||Bérault / Vincennes|
|95200||Sarcelles||Pharmacie du 8 mai 1945||23, 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)||Number||Total cost (euros)|
|Consultation fees (doctor)||23||2||46|
|Consultation fees (nurse)||3.15||2||6.30|
|International certificate of vaccination||0.36||1||0.36|