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profile member asked on Dec 22, 2014

Medical shots (vacancies) for very short stay in mumbai???

Hey guys :-)
i really need your help.....

i will need to fly to india (Mumbai) for a short trip of THREE DAYS total.

i will stay in the most fancy hotel in mumbai (the "oberoi" hotel) and i do not plan to eat outside of the hotel...

all i need is to stay at the hotel for three days and fly back home to israel.

do i need to take any medical shots for such a short trip and esspecially if staying at such a highscale hotel???

Thanks for the help,



4 Answers

answered on 12/22/14 by
a VT member from Glasgow

I would say yes, get the vaccinations to be on the safe side even for a short stay in "isolation".
Many diseases are carried by the flies and especially the mosquitoes after a feeding session on somebody else carrying some infection or disease. Bombay is a big seaport with ships crews arriving from all over the world, there is the potential of catching just about any fatal disease.

Some of the vaccinations you will need have to be administered in two stages, I remember my arm being like a pin cushion, the tetanus and typhoid ones were particularly painful!

But better to have some immunity and stay safe.


answered on 12/22/14 by
a VT member from Sydney


You should speak to a doctor re your 'shots'

I travel to India frequently, and always keep my shots up to date

One day or 30 no matter. And where you stay is irrelavant

answered on 12/22/14 by
a VT member from Huddersfield

The mosquitoes don't care which hotel you stay in, your blood is as good as any body else's.
Take advice from a travel medicine specialist and do as they say.

answered on 12/23/14 by
a VT member from Shillong

Like Lynne says, please ask your family doctor. We Vters are no medical practioners.

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