Travel Vaccinations Vietnam

Travel Klinix can offer a wide range of Travel Vaccinations. If you are travelling to Vietnam, you often need additional Travel Vaccinations to protect yourself from infections.

The Travel Vaccinations you need for Vietnam 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 Vietnam ( 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
Hepatitis BYesBlood products, contaminated needles, sexual intercourseCourse of three
Japanese encephalitisYesMosquitoesCourse of two
TuberculosisYesPerson to personSingle dose
CholeraYesContaminated food and waterCourse of two

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 Vietnam

You are at high risk of dengue fever in Vietnam and there is also a moderately high risk for Zika virus infection. You should therefore avoid travelling if you are pregnant and  postpone  all non-essential travel until after your pregnancy

Malaria

Risk of malaria in Vietnam

Map of malaria risk Vietnam

Map of malaria risk Vietnam

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

Recommended malaria tablets for Vietnam

It is important you are aware of the risk of malaria and avoid mosquitoes bites when travelling in Vietnam. 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)

Resources

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 Vietnam

You are not at risk of yellow fever in all areas of Vietnam.

Vaccine certificate requirements for Vietnam

Under International Health Regulations, there are no certificate requirements

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 Vietnam

You are at risk of Dengue fever and other insect borne  diseases such as  Chikungunya infection. You are also at moderate risk of Zika virus in Vietnam. So if you are pregnant you should consider postponing non-essential travel until after pregnancy. You can reduce the risk of these diseases by avoiding insect bites.

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Vietnam General information

Vietnam has come a long way in the short forty years or so after its savage and bloody war. Ho Chi Minh city captures the progressive, entrepreneurial spirit of the people of Southern Vietnam while this contrasts with the more conservative northern city of Hanoi. Away from the bustling cities are breath taking landscapes such as the stunning Ha long bay with its emerald waters and forest topped limestone rocks, or the sugar white beaches of Da Nang. If you are game enough to venture to the very north of the country you will encounter the upland tribes with the traditional elaborate costumes and as well Vietnam’s underappreciated biodiversity.

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