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As the title says. I've had it before, I understand residents who have a history of the virus are encouraged to be vaccinated. Do all hospitals do it?

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I hadn't realised there was a vaccine for Dengue fever.

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7 minutes ago, Stocky said:

I hadn't realised there was a vaccine for Dengue fever.

There isn't 

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Had it twice and live in an area with constant threats (Fang and Mae Ai) but am still told there is no vaccine. Just prevention.

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here is the vaccine that makes your Dengue worst if you get it. cool!

 

In 2016 a partially effective vaccine for dengue fever (Dengvaxia) became commercially available in 11 countries: Mexico, the Philippines, Indonesia, Brazil, El Salvador, Costa Rica, Paraguay, Guatemala, Peru, Thailand, and Singapore.[5][6][7] In Indonesia it costs about US$207 for the recommended three doses.[7] WHO updated its recommendations regarding the use of Dengvaxia in September 2018 based on the evidence that seronegative vaccine recipients have an excess risk of severe dengue compared to unvaccinated seronegative individuals. It is not clear why the vaccinated sereonegative population have more serious adverse outcomes. A plausible hypothesis is the phenomenon of antibody-dependent enhancement.[8]

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https://www.cdc.gov/dengue/prevention/dengue-vaccine.html

 

Dengue Vaccine

Dengue Vaccine Globally

A vaccine to prevent dengue (Dengvaxia®) is licensed and available in some countries for people ages 9-45 years old. The World Health Organization recommends that the vaccine only be given to persons with confirmed prior dengue virus infection.

The vaccine manufacturer, Sanofi Pasteur, announced in 2017 that people who receive the vaccine and have not been previously infected with a dengue virus may be at risk of developing severe dengue if they get dengue after being vaccinated. 

Dengue Vaccine in the United States

In May 2019, Dengvaxia® was approvedexternal icon by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in the United States for use in children 9-16 years old living in an area where dengue is common (the US territories of American Samoa, Guam, Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands), with laboratory confirmed prior dengue virus infection.

Information on the vaccine’s availability in the US territories is pending.

If you are interested in getting vaccinated with Dengvaxia

Talk to your healthcare provider.

Three doses of vaccine are required. Each shot is spaced 6 months apart.

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As you guys see... there is a vaccine. And I'm clearly in the "suggest to vaccinate" category.

 

So... any experience here in Chiang Rai? Called BKK Hospital so far but they said they didn't do it there.

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@ revgreen

As NCC1701A already posted: Talk to your healthcare provider.

The best thing ever would be to avoid the mosquito bite.

 

In our small village about 3 weeks ago more and more people developed

the typical Dengue symptoms. [https://www.cdc.gov/dengue/]

For me that means - amongst other things -

to go to the hospital each day to test the blood and twice the urin too.
So after some days they found out it's not the chikungunya virus.
It's dengue fever.
The therapy is only symptomatic. 
 
But, worst week that ever happened to me.
 
 
P.S.  The village chief organized -after some days- spraying with big guns some medicament,
an oily substance 4 or 5times to keep the mozzies down. - No more occurrence of dengue..
   
 
 

 

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