Vaccines advised to ALL Vietnam visitors

Vaccines advised to SOME Vietnam 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 Vietnam. 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 Vietnam

Vietnam, in Southeast Asia, is bordered by China, Laos and Cambodia. The country of Vietnam is long and thin with two major cities at either end, forming a natural itinerary for anyone who wants to explore the country as a whole. Although the war is still a significant part of the country’s identity, there’s much more to Vietnam these days; it’s becoming a popular tourist destination, ranked among the top travel destinations by TripAdvisor.

For an unspoilt view of Vietnam, head to the countryside for beaches, national parks, ancient ruins. If you’d like to immerse yourself in the countries true beauty and culture, then take a boat trip to the scenic islands or hire a motorcycle and explore the deeper, less travelled areas of Vietnam. A visit to the capital, Hanoi, in the North of Vietnam, is an exceptional experience. Motorbikes and scooters fill the crowded streets, and here you can experience the wonders of true Vietnamese culture close up. You can wander around the street markets, sample traditional cuisine and wonder at the many gloriously constructed temples.

If you’re planning a trip and wondering, ‘do I need vaccinations for Vietnam? ’, then the answer is yes. If you’re heading to Vietnam for any length of time, then be sure to visit London Travel Clinic for you Vietnam vaccinations and travel health advice.

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In the South, Ho Chi Minh City, formerly known as Saigon, is the largest city and the main economic centre. Here you can find everything from restaurants and hotels offering the height of luxury to basic guesthouses and street food. Ancient temples and winding alleyways are set alongside ultra-contemporary skyscrapers and designer malls.

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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 Hanoi
Central Building, 4th floor
31 Hai Ba Trung
Hanoi
Vietnam

Telephone: +84 (0)4 3936 0500

British Consulate General Ho Chi Minh City
25 Le Duan Street,
District 1
Ho Chi Minh City
Vietnam

Telephone: +84 (0)8 3825 1380

Vaccine Information for Vietnam

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
£50.00
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
£50.00
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
£50.00
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
£60.00
Disease: Cholera
Source: Contaminated food and water
Vaccination Details

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

Course
2 doses
Price
£40.00
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
£99.00
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
3 doses
Price
Per Dose ££75.00
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 Vietnam

The majority of visits to Vietnam are trouble-free. However, as with travelling to any country, you should be aware of any health risks and take sensible precautions to ensure a safe trip. Crime rates in Vietnam are relatively low, but inevitably in busy, crowded streets, there have been incidents of pickpockets and bag snatching. Be wary of this petty crime and always keep a tight hold on your possessions and keep your wits about you.

You are required by law to carry photo ID with you, although a photocopy of your passport and visa is fine.

The terrain in areas of rural Vietnam can be difficult, so if you’re exploring or taking part in adventure sports, it’s best to go with an experienced guide. Some areas are restricted for travel, particularly near military bases and close to the border; meaning you may need permission to visit. Whether you’re in a busy town, village or a more remote area, the roads can be treacherous due to poor driving standards. Motorbikes are a particularly dangerous way to travel, so ensure you are competent and confident before hiring one.

Healthcare facilities in Vietnamese cities are of a reasonable standard. However, for major injuries or serious illness, you may need to seek treatment in a neighbouring country - ensure that your travel insurance covers you for this. The rainy season in Vietnam sees an increase in mosquitoes. Mosquito-borne diseases such as dengue fever and the Zika virus are present, use 50% DEET insect repellant 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, it’s not advisable to visit Vietnam.

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