Travel vaccinations South East Asia

Travel Klinix offers a wide range of Travel Vaccinations. If you are travelling to South East Asia, you often need additional Travel Vaccinations to protect yourself from infections.

The Travel Vaccinations you need for South East Asia 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 South East Asia ( see our price list)

VaccinationAll travellersMost travellersSome travellersRoute of transmissionVaccine course
MMRYesPerson to personCourse of two
Diptheria, Tetanus, PolioYesPerson to person, contamination of open wounds, contaminated food and waterSingle dose
Hepatitis AYesContaminated food and waterCourse of two
TyphoidYesContaminated food and waterSingle dose
RabiesYesBites and scratches from animalsCourse of three

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?

Dr Ravi Gowda, a consultant in infectious diseases and a specialist in tropical and travel medicine, runs Travel Klinix. This is the only travel health clinic in the region with such expertise. Dr Ravi Gowda also works with Gemma Hicks who is an experienced nursing sister having previously cared for patients with infections on a specialist ward. Dr Gowda and Gemma are, therefore, trusted experts who are knowledgeable in the field of travel health medicine. You can be reassured that you will receive the relevant vaccinations for your trip and in a safe manner.

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

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Dr Gowda’s top tip for South East Asia

Please be aware the that Japanese encephalitis is widespread throughout South East Asia, particularly during the monsoon season of June to early October. Mosquitoes spread this viral infection in both rural and urban areas. Although it is uncommon in travellers, it can be very serious  and even deadly. There is no treatment but there is an effective vaccine available in the UK


There is a risk of malaria in in some parts of South East Asia. For specialist travel health advice call Travel Klinix

Recommended malaria tablets for South East Asia

It is important you are aware of the risk of malaria and avoid mosquitoes bites when travelling in South East Asia. 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 a 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

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Yellow Fever                                   

Yellow fever risk and  vaccine certificate requirements for South East Asia

You are not at risk of yellow fever in all areas of South East Asia but there are certificate requirements

Vaccine certificate requirements for South East Asia

Under International Health Regulationsyou may require a yellow fever vaccine certificate for some parts of South East Asia

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 South East Asia

Viral infections spread by mosquitoes such as Dengue fever, Japanese  encephalitis, Chikungunya and Zika virus infection are common.  You will need to ensure that you pack appropriate insect repellent containing 50% DEET to reduce the risk of insect bites. You are at moderate risk of Zika virus infection in South East Asia so if you are pregnant you should consider postponing non-essential travel until after pregnancy.

Schistosomiasis,  a parasite breeding in snails and  freshwater, is found also in South East Asia.

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South East Asia General information

South East Asia is one of the most popular backpackers destinations. The well worn trail usually starts in Thailand before moving on to Cambodia , Vietnam, Malaysia and Singapore. Travellers then head off to Australia or New Zealand for extended rest and relaxation or to simply work and generate more cash to travel again.

More recently, the Myanmar Government’s has relaxed restrictions for tourists. This has paved the way for a new wave of travellers and tourists eager to pioneer their way into the relatively unexplored country.

Other hidden gems are Laos and less well known islands of the Indonesian archipelago such as Flores.

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