Travel Vaccinations & Advice for Thailand

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    No doubt, Thailand is an amazing destination to be relaxed, but it requires to take a few precautions to ensure your foreign trip is safe or you don’t return with a vile illness. If you are travelling to Thailand, you should consider some of the healthcare tips, especially related to the vaccinations that you require before travelling.

    What are the Vaccinations Recommended for Thailand

    While travelling to Thailand you will have to ensure certain vaccinations, recommended by the CDC and WHO. Apart from all the routine childhood vaccinations, you’ll require the following:

    • Measles Mumps Rubella Chickenpox (MMR) - two doses of vaccine or the actual disease
    • Polio - in childhood
    • Hepatitis B - complete course
    • Meningococcal - if relevant for the age
    • Tetanus/Diphtheria/Whooping Cough - within the last 5-10 years
    • All travellers should sincerely consider having a vaccination for influenza
    • Travellers who are above the age 65 years are highly recommended for Shingles and Pneumonia vaccines

    Vaccine

    Details

    How the disease spreads?

    Hepatitis A

    Recommended for all travellers

    Water and contaminated food, close contact with an infected person

    Hepatitis B

    Optional

    Blood and body fluids

    Mumps and Rubella (MMR)

     

    Given to anyone who born after 1957 or unvaccinated

    Various vectors

    tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis

    Adult booster of pertussis  is required

    Wounds & Airborne

    Shingles

     

    Anyone even if you have had Shingles

    Direct contact

    Chickenpox

     

    Those who are unvaccinated and didn’t suffer earlier

    Direct contact/airborne

    Polio

     

    Routine vaccination for most of the travel itineraries

    Water and food

    Influenza

     

    Components change annually

    Airborne

    Pneumonia

     

    Two vaccinations are given. All 65+ or with an impaired immune system should receive both vaccinations

    Airborne

    Typhoid

    Oral vaccinations last 5 years where slots last for 2 years

    Food and water

    Rabies

    Travellers involved in outdoor activities or are in direct contact with the animals

    Saliva of animals

    Extra things for Thailand

    • Hepatitis A vaccination is highly recommended for the emigrants for Thailand, even if you are going to visit 5-star hotels or restaurants.
    • Typhoid vaccination is required if you wish to visit places with less sanitization or eat food from local markets. You can take a combine of Hepatitis A and Typhoid vaccination. However, consult your doctor first.
    • Rabies vaccination is required as 1% of travellers to Thailand has the potential to catch with Rabies
    • Malaria preventive measures are recommended for travellers visiting remote areas. However, places such as Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Phuket or Koh Samui etc. Malaria vaccination is not required. The possibility of Dengue virus is very common, so precautions are highly recommended.
    • ZIka and Chikungunya can also be found in Thailand. When there is no vaccination is available for these diseases, the only solution is taking precautions. Use mosquito repellents, wear proper cloths covering the body parts, avoid visiting remote areas etc.
    • You’ll need vaccination for Japanese Encephalitis if the duration is more than a month or if you’re visiting rural areas.
    • Don’t forget to carry your own fast-aid kit along with the medical-essentials to treat the smaller issues such as pain, wounds, gastro, cough and cold etc.
    • The required vaccinations are needed to be taken 4 to 6 weeks before the exact travelling dates.

    Key Pointers:

    • Get vaccinated as soon as possible
    • Eat and drink safely
    • Don’t ignore anti-malarial meds
    • Prevent bug bites
    • Stay away from animals
    • Avoid sharing body fluids
    • Avoid using non-sterilised medical or cosmetic equipment
    • Pregnant ladies should take special precautions and must consult a doctor before taking a particular vaccination
    • Though Thailand is risk-free from Yellow fever, the Government will require a proof of vaccination, if you are travelling from a country with a risk of yellow fever. However, it doesn’t include USA. So, someone travelling from other than USA must have produce a proof of YFV vaccination.
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