Travel Vaccinations for Malaysia

Vaccines To Consider When Visiting Malaysia

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
From £93
Japanese Encephalitis
From £99
Typhoid
From £60
Rabies Vaccine - In Stock
From £75
Cholera oral
From £40
Hepatitis B - Currently Unavailable ***
From £57
Tetanus, Diphtheria and Polio
From £50
There is a risk of Malaria in Malaysia. London Travel Clinic offers a range of antimalarials to keep you protected

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Destination Information for Malaysia

Malaysia is located in Southeast Asia and is truly a beautiful country. Malaysia is a mixture of old and new, with the country developing more and more into a wonderful modern world. There is still a lot of ancient traditions still seen in the country today, such as lots of festivals throughout the year including Ramadan – a fasting period for Muslims. During this period, non-Muslims are expected to respect this tradition by not eating or drinking in public places. Chinese New Year is huge in Malaysia – this is a festival and celebration worth watching.

Kuala Lumpur, the capital city of Malaysia, once a small shanty town, now has towering skyscrapers and an incredible cultural society. This is a beautiful city to visit while exploring the country. The food here is exquisite! Malaysia has a vast assortment of dishes from all over the world, from curries and Chinese cuisine to western dishes and an International menu. You will be spoilt for choice on what to eat as there are food stalls everywhere you go.

Before heading off for a holiday of a lifetime in Malaysia, book an appointment at London Travel Clinic with one of our travel nurses.  Our fully trained nurses are here to advise you on the correct Malaysia Travel Vaccinations you are required as well as recommended vaccinations to have before you travel.

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Non Vaccinated Diseases

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

Zika virus

Zika virus is usually transmitted by the bite of an infected Aedes species mosquito. These mosquitoes are most active during the day, especially during mid-morning, then late afternoon and dusk through to evening. For most people it's a very mild infection with minor or no symptoms, but is more of a risk to pregnant woman as it could result in certain birth defects.

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

Schistosomiasis

Schistosomiasis, also called bilharzia, is an infection caused by a parasitic worm that lives in fresh water in subtropical and tropical regions. Avoid swimming in fresh water rivers, streams and lakes if you can. You often don't have any symptoms at first, but after a few weeks may develop a rash, high temperature, cough, diarrhoea and joint pain. Schistosomiasis can usually be treated successfully with a short course of a medication that kills the worms.

Additional Health Risks Information for Malaysia

Malaysia is a land of contrasts, and that applies to healthcare in the country too! While private and government run hospitals and facilities in Kuala Lumpur and other major cities are excellent, they are expensive to use. Ensure that your travel insurance is adequate for your trip, and that you have funds with you to cover the cost of essential treatment as all services are chargeable.

As a bustling, multicultural country, Malaysia is welcoming to tourists, however you should be respectful of local traditions and customs. The main religion is Muslim. If you’re travelling to Malaysia during Ramadan, make sure you are aware of how to behave during this time. Protect yourself and your possessions against petty crime by not carrying valuables with you, staying in a group and avoiding travelling alone after dark. Pickpocketing, bag snatching and theft targeting tourists is common.

Road conditions in the west of Malaysia bordering Thailand are generally good, but are less so in the east of the country. During the rainy season between October and February, the country may experience severe storms and flooding. Check the local conditions for your specific destination before you travel. Mosquito borne disease like, dengue fever and the Zika virus are present, use 50% deet over your sunscreen during the day to prevent mosquito bites. It is a Japanese encephalitis endemic area, discuss the option of vaccination with a travel clinic before you travel. If you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant you should not visit.

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