CONSIDER BOOKING A TRAVEL CONSULTATION 6 OR MORE WEEKS PRIOR TO TRAVELING TO ALLOW ADEQUATE TIME TO RECEIVE THE APPROPRIATE VACCINES AND MEDICATIONS.
SOME PEOPLE TRAVELING TO VIETNAM SHOULD CONSIDER BEING VACCINATED FOR THE FOLLOWING:
Malaria – risk for malaria some rural areas of Vietnam. Chemoprophylaxis should be considered if you are traveling to a malaria zone. Chemoprophylaxis consists of tablets or capsules to be taken daily before, during, and after your stay.
Japanese Encephalitis – the vaccine for Japanese Encephalitis is usually recommended for people planning to stay longer than one month, for those traveling to rural areas, or those spending a lot of time outdoors.
Yellow Fever – there is no risk for yellow fever in Vietnam. Vaccination is required for individuals arriving to Vietnam from a country that carries the risk for yellow fever.
Rabies – vaccination should be considered in travelers planning to work with animals, in those spending a long period of time in Vietnam, people going to rural areas, and for children as they are less likely to report that they have been bitten or scratched by an animal. Vaccination for rabies requires 3 injections followed by 1 booster if needed for future travel.
Most people traveling to Vietnam should consider being vaccinated for the following:
Hepatitis A – 2 or 3 injections required
Hepatitis B – 3 injections usually required
Typhoid – 1 injection or 4 capsules required
Travelers should be up to date with routine vaccinations for diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, measles-mumps-rubella, polio, chickenpox (if applicable) and influenza before traveling
Non-vaccinable diseases to consider:
Dengue – follow mosquito bite avoidance measures as no vaccine is currently available
Chikungunya – follow mosquito bite avoidance measures as no vaccine is currently available