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Is it possible to get a (clean/safe) booster dose injection for a Rabies vaccine in Indonesia, preferably Yogyakarta or somewhere else in Java? And if so, where? Other locations in Indonesia are also welcome so the answer is useful to more people.

This is assuming I already had the initial pre-exposure vaccine injections and it's now a year later. The booster dose is required to be protected for another 10 years.

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    Where are you now? How long in Indonesia? When is the technical booster due date? || Interest only: What sort of vaccine - there are several. I had a 4 injection course Cina, 2 x Australia, New Zealand due to a dog bite in China. No mention was made of a booster for mine. May 7 '15 at 14:09
  • @RussellMcMahon : OP here, I asked this anonymously so I can't update my question. I'm actually still back home but didn't think this to be relevant for the question, hence the 'Assuming' in my post. I will get the initial injections in July and am planning to spend a year in Indonesia shortly afterwards. I'm not sure on the exact type yet. Also, boosters aren't technically necessary, they just extend the effect by a long time. May 10 '15 at 19:43
  • My research indicates that rabies is rare in mid Java island. (Watch out for the monkeys in Bali though) My son got bit by a caged monkey in Jawa Tengah (mid Java island). Lots of factors/research/doctor consultations... We did not get the vaccination. Better to get the vaccination and not worry. But you can also get it after the bite if necessary.
    – D_Bester
    Apr 25 '16 at 12:10
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Any public hospital (Rumah sakit) can do i safely.

I am not saying that Indonesian hospitals are good, mind you. As it would be too complicated to give medical students a comprehensive teaching, the medical school mostly rehearse the basic gesture again and again. So they definitely can make a vaccine.

I would say the problem will not be cleanness but logistic inefficiency.
They most likely don't have any vaccine in stock(even in a fancy clinic) and will ask you to come back next week. And will ask you to go to 5 different places to fill some forms.

Expect the staff to be extremely surprised. It may take time for them to understand/believe your request. Prevention is extremely unusual in Indonesian culture.

Useful vocabulary:
hospital : rumah sakit
Rabies : "Rabies" or "penyakit anjing gila" (mad dog disease)
vaccine : vaksin
Come back latter/tomorow : kembalik besok

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  • Thanks for the information, well I will have plenty of time to arrange things since I'll be there for a year. By that time I will also speak basic Indonesian at least. I just wasn't sure if the booster is just exactly the same stuff they also need for post-exposure vaccinations. May 10 '15 at 19:45
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Klinik Vaksinasi Raisha Yogyakarta serves the vaccine you meant..you can search it in google map..there are various vaccines here...rabies,hepatitis A,japanese encephalitis and others...

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  • Can you elaborate a little more, perhaps post a way to contact them. Also, are you related to them ?
    – blackbird
    Apr 3 '16 at 17:28

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