Vaccines advised to ALL Thailand visitors

Vaccines advised to SOME Thailand 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 Thailand. 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 Thailand

The Thai capital city of Bangkok is a mixture of miles and miles of street stalls, colourful markets, skyscrapers and historical temples. Thailand itself has beautiful sandy beaches, excellent nightlife, great shopping facilities and amazing food. With the sun shining all year round, you will be spoilt for choice when to travel here. If you like a bit of a breeze, Thailand is the perfect place thanks to the monsoons during November to February, with temperatures of 25-30°C degrees in Bangkok. March to June is the dry season and can be very hot - temperatures usually hit 35-40°C degrees.

When visiting Thailand you can enjoy the beautiful white sandy beaches with crystal clear waters, perfect for relaxing and soaking up the sun. The sea is lovely and warm, ideal for a spot of swimming. In addition to the beaches, there are Buddhist temples, National Parks, rivers and waterfalls to visit. Phuket Island is one of the most popular islands to explore - you can wander the market stalls, have a bite to eat in the restaurants or a relaxing drink in a bar. If that isn’t enough, the nightlife is amazing! Bangkok is home to a number of monuments, cultural attractions and museums, as well as boutiques, shops and market stalls. Visit the Temple of the Emerald Buddha, the Grand Palace or, for amazing views, climb the Golden Mount.

Before you head off to Thailand for a fantastic holiday or as part of your travels, pleased take a moment to book an appointment at our London Travel Clinic with one of our travel specialists.  They can advise you on the correct Thailand Travel Vaccinations you are required to have and recommended to have, making your trip a lot more enjoyable.

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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 Embassy Bangkok
14 Wireless Road
Lumpini
Pathumwan
Bangkok 10330
Thailand

Email: Info.Bangkok@fco.gov.uk
Telephone: +66 (0) 2 305 8333

Useful Vaccinations

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: 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: Chikungunya
Source: Mosquitos
Our Advice: Use 50% Deet+ insect repellent
Disease: Dengue Fever
Source: Mosquitos
Our Advice: Use 50%+ Deet insect repellent
Disease: Filariasis
Source: Mosquitos
Our Advice: Use 50% Deet+ insect repellent
Disease: HIV/AIDS
Source: Bodily Fluids
Our Advice: Use a condom for sex and to never share needles or other injecting equipment (including syringes, spoons and swabs).
Disease: Leptospirosis
Source: Animals to humans
Our Advice: Avoid swallowing flood waters or water from lakes, rivers, and swamps. Avoid wading in flooded areas, especially if you have any cuts or abrasions
Source: Contaminated food and water, person to person
Our Advice: Tummy kit and Tummy Kit +

Additional Health Risks Information for Thailand

Thailand is a popular destination for travellers of all ages, particularly with the younger generation as part of gap years. While most visitors to the country are trouble free, there are certain precautions you can take to increase the chances of a safe trip.

The biggest threat to your safety while travelling in Thailand may be travelling itself. There are a high number of road accidents and deaths on the road, especially involving scooters or motorbikes.  Many of the accidents are due to poor vehicle standards and driver ability. If you’re planning to hire a car or motorbike, make sure that it has been properly maintain, is registered correctly and that your insurance covers you to drive on the roads in Thailand.

Crime rates in Thailand are high, and tourists are particularly vulnerable to incidences of theft, pickpocketing and scams. Keep your wits about you, stay in a group if possible and avoid travelling after dark. If you are drinking, don’t leave your drink with anyone, and don’t accept drinks from strangers. The penalty for breaking the law, particularly for drugs-related offences, is extremely severe, and can include long prison sentences and even the death penalty.

Be particularly aware of avoiding animals as rabies is prevalent. 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 Thailand.

If you’re visiting to take part in adventure sports, ensure that your travel insurance covers you for the specific activity you are planning. Take extra care when swimming, due to strong tides and jellyfish. Private hospitals in Thailand can be excellent, but public facilities do not have such high standards.

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