Travel Klinix offers a wide range of Travel Vaccinations. If you are travelling to Thailand, you often need additional Travel Vaccinations to protect yourself from infections.
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
|Vaccination||All travellers||Most travellers||Some travellers||Route of transmission||Vaccine course||Price|
|MMR||Yes||Person to person||Course of two||Price|
|Diphtheria, Tetanus, Polio||Yes||Person to person, contamination of open wounds, contaminated food and water||Single dose||Price|
|Hepatitis A||Yes||Contaminated food and water||Course of two||Price|
|Typhoid||Yes||Contaminated food and water||Single dose||Price|
|Rabies||Yes||Bites and scratches from animals||Course of three||Price|
|Hepatitis B||Yes||Blood products, contaminated needles, sexual intercourse||Course of three||Price|
|Japanese encephalitis||Yes||Mosquitoes||Course of two||Price|
|Tuberculosis||Yes||Person to person||Single dose||Price|
|Cholera||Yes||Contaminated food and water||Course of two||Price|
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.
The Travel Vaccinations you need for Thailand 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 above is a general guide for Travel Vaccinations for Thailand ( see our price list)
Who will be vaccinating you
Dr Gowda’s top tip for Thailand
Outbreaks of leptospirosis can occur in the monsoon season. This is a bacterial infection spread by animal urine. 1822 cases were reported in 2018. You should avoid wading in flood water or swallowing water from lakes, rivers and swamps, particularly during the monsoon season. Drink only bottled or treated water. Be sure also to cover wounds and abrasions if you are not able to avoid potentially contaminated water.
Risk of malaria in Thailand
There is a low risk of malaria in Thailand. For specialist travel health advice call Travel Klinix
Recommended malaria tablets for Thailand
It is important you are aware of the risk of malaria and avoid mosquitoes bites when travelling in Thailand. 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.
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.
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 risk and vaccine certificate requirements for Thailand
You are not at risk of yellow fever in all areas of Thailand but there are certificate requirements
Vaccine certificate requirements for Thailand
Under International Health Regulations, a yellow fever vaccine certificate is required for all travellers above the age of 9 months arriving from countries with a risk of yellow fever or having transited through airports of such countries
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 Thailand
You are at risk of Dengue fever and other insect borne diseases such as Zika virus and Chikungunya, particularly in the monsoon season. There is a moderate risk of Zika virus in Thailand, so 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.
Thailand General information
Thailand is often the starting destination point for many who travel through South East Asia. The gateway, Bangkok, has something for everyone with its opulent palaces, vibrant city life, irresistible street food and network of floating markets.
Ko Samui and Phuket to the south are islands fabled for their pristine, coconut palm fringed, beaches as well as rainforests. In the north, Chiang Rai and Chiang Mai are renowned for their forests and hill tribes.
Thailand with its temperatures ranging from 26c to 31c throughout the year is a great destination at any time of the year, however, the cool dry season between November to March is the perfect time.
Whatever you do, it is important that you travel safely and so we recommend you contact us for advice on vaccines.
- For advice on safety and security concerns please check the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) website for Thailand