Vaccines advised to ALL Malaysia visitors

Vaccines advised to SOME Malaysia visitors i The vaccines you need will depend on where in the country you are visiting, how long you will stay and what activities you will undertake during your trip. During your consultation our nurse will advise if you should consider any of the following vaccinations.

There is a risk of Malaria in Malaysia. London Travel Clinic offers a range of antimalarials to keep you protected

NOTE: British travellers should also ensure they have adequate protection from MEASLES, MUMPS and RUBELLA and TUBERCULOSIS, which are normally given as part of the childhood vaccination schedule.

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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Useful Links

International travel clinic locator: www.istm.org

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office: www.fco.gov.uk

British Embassy

British High Commission Kuala Lumpur
Level 27 Menara Binjai
2 Jalan Binjai
Kuala Lumpur
50450

Malaysia

Opening hours: Monday to Thursday, 8.00am to 12.30pm and 1.15pm to 4.30pm
Friday: 8.00am to 12.30pm

Consular Services
Vice Consul
Level 27 Menara Binjai
2 Jalan Binjai
Kuala Lumpur
50450

Malaysia

Opening hours: Monday to Friday, 8.00am to 11.30am
Tuesday, 2.00pm to 4.00pm

Defence Section
British High Commission
Level 27 Menara Binjai
2 Jalan Binjai
Kuala Lumpur
50450

Malaysia

Opening hours: Monday to Thursday, 8.00am to 12.30pm and 1.15pm to 4.30pm
Friday: 8.00am to 12.30pm

Vaccine Information for Malaysia

Disease & Source
Vaccination Details
Course
Price
Disease: Hepatitis A
Source: Contaminated food and water
Vaccination Details

One of the following vaccination courses may be recommended:

  • A single course injection of Havrix Monodose to cover against Hepatitis A
  • A course of three injections of Twinrix to cover against Hepatitis A and Hepatitis B
  • A single dose of Hepatyrix to cover against Hepatitis A and Typhoid fever
Course
Varies
Price
Varies
Disease: Diphtheria
Source: Person to person
Vaccination Details

A single injection of Revaxis will protect against Tetanus, Diphtheria and Polio. In the UK, the TDP vaccination against Diphtheria infection is part of the childhood immunisation schedule.

Course
1 dose
Price
£32.00
Disease: Tetanus
Source: Puncture wounds, burns and intravenous drug use
Vaccination Details

A single injection of Revaxis will protect against Tetanus, Diphtheria and Polio. In the UK, the TDP vaccination against Diphtheria infection is part of the childhood immunisation schedule.

Course
1 dose
Price
£32.00
Disease: Polio
Source: Contaminated food and water
Vaccination Details

A single injection of Revaxis will protect against Tetanus, Diphtheria and Polio. In the UK, the TDP vaccination against Diphtheria infection is part of the childhood immunisation schedule.

Course
1 dose
Price
£32.00
Disease: Yellow Fever
Source: Mosquitos
Vaccination Details

Travellers to areas at risk may require a single dose injection of Stamaril. Nearly all affected countries require proof of Yellow Fever vaccination in the form of an International Certificate of Vaccination before they allow a traveller to enter. Failure to provide a valid certificate can lead to a traveller being quarantined, immunised or denied entry.

Course
1 dose
Price
£70.00
Disease: Cholera
Source: Contaminated food and water
Vaccination Details

A course of two Dukoral tablets, which is administered orally.

Course
2 doses
Price
£32.50
Disease: Hepatitis B
Source: Infected blood and bodily fluids
Vaccination Details

One of the following vaccination courses may be recommended:

  • A course of three injections of Energix B to cover against Hepatitis B
  • A course of three injections of Twinrix to cover against Hepatitis A and Hepatitis B
Course
Varies
Price
Varies
Disease: Japanese Encephalitis
Source: Mosquitos
Vaccination Details

A course of two IXIARO injections over 28 days.

Course
2 doses
Price
£90.00
Disease: Rabies
Source: Animal to person
Vaccination Details

A course of three injections of the vaccine (Rabies BP or Rabipur) will cover against Rabies and is recommended. In the event of possible exposure to Rabies, urgent medical attention should be sought, even in those who have received pre-exposure vaccines.

Course
Price
Disease: Typhoid
Source: Contaminated food and water
Vaccination Details

One of the following vaccination courses may be recommended:

  • Typhim Vi, single dose injection
  • Vivotif, 3 capsules
  • Viatim, single dose injection of Hepatitis A & Typhoid combined
Course
1 dose
Price
£50.00
Disease: Malaria
Source: Mosquitos
Vaccination Details

There are a range of different anti-malarial tablets that will be prescribed to travellers based on several factors, including: destination, medical history, family history, current medications, previous problems with anti-malarial tablets, age and pregnancy.

Course
1 dose
Price
£50.00

Non-Vaccinated Diseases

Disease
Source
Our Advice
Disease: Dengue Fever
Source: Mosquitos
Our Advice: Use 50%+ Deet insect repellent
Disease: Schistosomiasis
Source: Parasitic Flatworms in fresh water ponds, lakes, rivers and canals
Our Advice: Avoid swimming or wading in freshwater. Drink safe water
Source: Contaminated food and water, person to person
Our Advice: Tummy kit and Tummy Kit +

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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