Travel Vaccinations for Malaysia

Travel Klinix offers a wide range of travel vaccinations. If you are travelling to Malaysia, you often need additional travel vaccinations to protect yourself from infections.

The travel vaccinations you need for Malaysia may depend on:

  • Which areas you will be visiting
  • The time of the year of your trip
  • What kind of activities you will be participating in
  • Your age and general health
  • Your individual risk assessment

The table below is a general guide for travel vaccinations for Malaysia ( see our price list)

VaccinationAll travellersMost travellersSome travellersRoute of transmissionVaccine coursePrice
MMRYesPerson to personCourse of twoPrice
Diphtheria, Tetanus, PolioYesPerson to person, contamination of open wounds, contaminated food and waterSingle dosePrice
Hepatitis AYesContaminated food and waterCourse of twoPrice
TyphoidYesContaminated food and waterSingle dosePrice
RabiesYesBites and scratches from animalsCourse of threePrice
Hepatitis BYesBlood products, contaminated needles, sexual intercourseCourse of threePrice
Japanese encephalitisYesMosquitoesCourse of twoPrice
TuberculosisYesPerson to personSingle dosePrice
CholeraYesContaminated food and waterCourse of twoPrice

Please be aware that information on this site does not constitute as medical advice and is merely for guidance. You should always seek specialist travel health advice before you travel.

Why Travel Klinix?

  • Consultant expertise: Travel Klinix is run by Dr Ravi Gowda, a consultant in infectious diseases and a specialist in tropical and travel medicine
  • Nursing excellence: Gemma Hicks is an experienced nursing sister having previously cared for patients with infections on a specialist ward
  • Unrivalled service: The only travel health clinic in the region with such expertise
  • Trust : You can therefore be reassured that you will receive the correct vaccinations for your trip and in a safe manner
  • Flexible appointments : We offer flexible same day, evening and weekend appointments
  • Accessible location with free parking
  • Professional and yet friendly service. See what our customers say:
  • Excellent personalised approach to travel ID protection. Highly recommended” – RK
  • “They are reassuring, calm, professional, friendly – I now feel ready to face any diseases the world cares to throw at me!” – SB

Who will be vaccinating you

Dr Gowda, Consultant in Infectious Diseases

Dr Gowda, Consultant in Infectious Diseases

Gemma Hicks, RGN, Nursing sister

Gemma Hicks, RGN, Nursing sister

Dr Gowda’s top tip for Malaysia

There are literally thousands of cases of Dengue fever in Malaysia. As there is no vaccine and no treatment, you should undertake insect bite avoidance measures, both day and night, to reduce your risk of disease. You are also at risk of Japanese encephalitis, another mosquito transmitted viral infection, in rural parts of Malaysia particularly around irrigated rice paddies.


Map showing risk of malaria in Malaysia

Map of malaria risk Malaysia

There is a low risk of malaria in Malaysia. For specialist travel health advice call Travel Klinix

Recommended malaria tablets for Malaysia

It is important you are aware of the risk of malaria and avoid mosquitoes bites when travelling in Malaysia. Depending on the nature and duration of your journey, you may still require malaria tablets. Please ask us for advice.

What is malaria?

Mosquitoes spread malaria by biting mainly from dusk till dawn. It is a serious and potentially life-threatening infection. You are at risk of malaria in most of the tropical regions of the world but most cases occur in Sub Saharan Africa. In 2015 there were 212 million malaria cases with an estimated 429,000 deaths. 90% of these cases and 92% of malaria deaths are in Africa.

Malaria symptoms

This can be anything but the most common malaria symptoms are fever, chills, headache and overwhelming body and muscle ache. If you experience any of these symptoms within 3 months of travelling to a country where malaria occurs then you should contact your doctor urgently; diagnosis is quick and easy with a simple blood test. If you are diagnosed and treated promptly you should make a full recovery. If, however, you delay seeking help, malaria can be difficult to treat and you may become seriously ill.


Malaria prevention

You can prevent malaria in four, easy steps. The A, B, C, D of malaria prevention is easy to remember:

Awareness of the risk

Bite prevention (particularly at night time by use of repellent or nets)

Chemoprophylaxis (use of appropriate malaria prevention tablets)

Diagnosis (prompt diagnosis and treatment)


For more details on malaria see Advisory Committee on Malaria Prevention (ACMP) Guidelines


Yellow Fever                                   

Yellow fever risk and  vaccine certificate requirements for Malaysia

You are not at risk of yellow fever in all areas of Malaysia but there are certificate requirements

Vaccine certificate requirements for Malaysia

Under International Health Regulations, a yellow fever vaccine certificate is required for travellers above the age 12 months arriving from countries with a risk yellow fever transmission or are in transit for more than 12 hours through an airport in a country where there is a risk of yellow fever transmission.

For more information, take a look at the World Health Organisation list of countries with risk of yellow fever

Additional travel health advice and risks for Malaysia

You are at risk of Dengue fever and other insect borne diseases such as Zika virus and Chikungunya. If you are pregnant you should consider postponing non-essential travel until after pregnancy. By avoiding insect bites, you can reduce the risk of these diseases.

Malaysia General information

Malaysia cuisine is paradise for the palate. The rich fusion of Malay, Indian and Chinese food reflects Malaysia’s predominant ethnic composition. It is geographically splintered into the Malay peninsula in West with Sabah and Sarawak capping the island of Borneo in the East. Borneo’s dense rainforests are home to the indigenous orang utans ( ‘man of the forest’) Contrast this with the searing with mountainous peaks such as Kota Kinabalu or the iconic Petronas twin towers of the metropolis, Kuala Lumpur.

Whatever you do, it is important that you travel safely and so we recommend you contact us for advice on vaccines.