Vaccinations for Thailand

Travel Vaccinations

Vaccine Recommended May Be Required When To Vaccinate
Hepatitis A 2 weeks before
Tetanus 2 weeks before
Cholera 2 weeks before
Diphtheria 2 weeks before
Hepatitis B 3 weeks before
Japanese Encephalitis 6 weeks before
Rabies 1 month before
Typhoid 2 weeks before
Last Updated: 27 July 2016

Yellow Fever Certificate Requirements

  • Yellow fever vaccination certificate required for travellers over 9 months of age arriving from countries with risk of yellow fever transmission and for all travellers having transited more than 12 hours through the airport of a country with risk of yellow fever transmission.
  • Malaria Information

    Malaria is a serious and sometimes fatal disease transmitted by mosquitoes. You cannot be vaccinated against malaria.

    Malaria precautions

    • Malaria risk is present throughout the year in forested and hilly areas mainly towards the international borders. There is low to no risk in the cities of Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai, Pattay and Phuket, the islands of Ko Samui and Ko Chang and the River Quai bridge area.
    • Malaria precautions are essential. Avoid mosquito bites by covering up with clothing such as long sleeves and long trousers especially after sunset, using insect repellents on exposed skin and, when necessary, sleeping under a mosquito net.
    • Check with your doctor or nurse about suitable antimalarial tablets.
    • See malaria map – additional information can be found by clicking on the Regional Information icon below the map.
    • High risk areas: since mefloquine resistance is now common, atovaquone/proguanil OR doxycycline is usually advised for those visiting the borders with Cambodia and Myanmar. For all other border areas, atovaquone/proguanil OR doxycycline OR mefloquine is advised throughout the year.
    • Low to no risk areas: antimalarials are not usually advised.
    • If you have been travelling in a malarious area and develop a fever seek medical attention promptly. Remember malaria can develop even up to one year after exposure.
    • If travelling to high risk malarious areas, remote from medical facilities, carrying emergency malaria standby medication may be considered.




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