Travel Vaccinations for Bhutan

Vaccines To Consider When Visiting Bhutan

A consultation will be completed with one of our specialist travel health nurses to assess your individual travel plans and health background before making recommendations, which can then be administered during the same appointment.

Hepatitis A - Adult
From £93
Japanese Encephalitis
From £99
Typhoid
From £60
Rabies
From £75
Cholera (oral)
From £40
Hepatitis B (call to reserve)
From £57
Tetanus, Diphtheria & Polio
From £50
There is a risk of Malaria in Bhutan. London Travel Clinic offers a range of antimalarials to keep you protected

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Destination Information for Bhutan

The small country of Bhutan is a Buddhist Kingdom on the Eastern edge of the Himalayas, bordered by China and India. It’s a popular trekking destination, known for its stunning mountainous landscapes and mysterious monasteries and fortresses. The Bhutan government aims to limit the impact that tourism has on the country’s culture and on the environment, so visitors are required to join an authorised tour rather than making their own way around.

The exquisite scenery and wildlife of this fascinating country, along with the importance placed on tradition, culture and religion makes a visit to Bhutan unlike anywhere else. The country is home to a number of national parks, wildlife sanctuaries and nature reserves, where tourists can see snow leopards. Villages are tiny and picturesque, set in the dramatic landscape and populated by the friendly Bhutanese people.

If you’re part of an organised tour, your itinerary is likely to include some of Bhutan’s most important sites, including the Taktsang Monastery, also known as Tiger’s Nest, in Paro. This significant Buddhist site is situated on a 1,200 metre cliff. From Paro, the Druk path leading to the capital, Thimphu, is a popular trekking route. For adventurers looking for a stunningly beautiful destination with a colourful festival culture and plenty of opportunity to stay active, Bhutan is perfection.

Infections and Outbreaks frequently change from country to country and by attending our clinics you will be given the most up to date clinical and safety advice from our team of specialists. Our advice to you often includes aspects such as:

Malaria and regions within country:

There is a high risk of P.Falciparum malaria in the souther half of the country, including the areas of Chhukha, Dagana, Shemgang, Pemagatshel, Sarpang and Samtse. Anti-malarial medication is advised in these areas. The northern half of Bhutan including the city of Thimphu has a low to no risk of malaria and anti-malarial medication is not normally advised.

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Non Vaccinated Diseases

Crimean-Congo haemorrhagic fever

Crimean-Congo haemorrhagic fever (CCHF) is primarily spread to humans either by infected ticks or animal blood. Human-to-human transmission can also occur resulting from close contact with the blood, organs or other bodily fluids of an infected person.

Scrub typhus

Scrub typhus, also known as bush typhus, is a bacterial disease that is spread to people through bites of infected chiggers (larval mites). Common symptoms include fever, headache, body aches, and sometimes rash. It can usually be treated with antibiotics, however people with severe illness may develop organ failure and bleeding, which can be fatal if left untreated.

Travel Kits and Accessories
Price
Deet 50% - 100ml
£8
Deet 50% - 50ml
£6
Lifesystems EX4 Anti-Mozzie Fabric Spray - 350ml
£8.50
Lifesystems Micro Mosquito Net - Single
£20
Lifesystems Micro Mosquito Net - Double
£25
Natural Mosquito Repellent - 100ml
£7.75

Chikungunya

Chikungunya is a viral disease transmitted to humans by infected mosquitoes and it causes fever and severe joint pain. Other symptoms include muscle pain, headache, nausea, fatigue and rash. Joint pain is often debilitating and can vary in duration. The disease shares some clinical signs with Dengue, and can be misdiagnosed in areas where Dengue is common. There is no cure for the disease. Treatment is focused on relieving the symptoms.

Travel Kits and Accessories
Price
Deet 50% - 100ml
£8
Deet 50% - 50ml
£6
Lifesystems Bed Bug Barrier Bedsheet
£12.99
Lifesystems EX4 Anti-Mozzie Fabric Spray - 350ml
£8.50
Lifesystems Micro Mosquito Net - Single
£20
Lifesystems Micro Mosquito Net - Double
£25

Dengue Fever

Dengue Fever is a viral disease which develops from mosquito bites during the day time. There is no treatment, only symptomatic relief. Symptoms include: High fever (40°C), severe headache, pain behind the eyes, muscle and joint pains, nausea, vomiting, swollen glands and a rash usually lasting for 2-7 days. WHO estimates 390 million cases of Dengue infections per year.

Travel Kits and Accessories
Price
Deet 50% - 100ml
£8
Deet 50% - 50ml
£6
Lifesystems EX4 Anti-Mozzie Fabric Spray - 350ml
£8.50
Lifesystems Micro Mosquito Net - Single
£20
Lifesystems Micro Mosquito Net - Double
£25

Leishmaniasis

A parasitic disease transmitted by the bite of an infected sandfly. Cutaneous Leishmaniasis (the most common): Causes skin lesions, mainly ulcers on exposed parts of the body, causing scars and serious disability. 90% of cases are in the Americas, the Mediterranean basin, the Middle East and Asia. Visceral Leishmaniasis (the most dangerous): Causes enlarged spleen and liver, anaemia, weight loss and irregular bouts of fever. Highly endemic in the Indian Subcontinent and East Africa. Mucotaneous (the least common): Causes partial or total destruction of the mucous membranes in the nose, mouth and throat. Most cases are found in Peru, Bolivia and Brazil.

Travel Kits and Accessories
Price
Deet 50% - 100ml
£8
Deet 50% - 50ml
£6
Lifesystems EX4 Anti-Mozzie Fabric Spray - 350ml
£8.50
Lifesystems Micro Mosquito Net - Single
£20
Lifesystems Micro Mosquito Net - Double
£25