Vietnam vaccinations: which ones do you need?

If you plan to travel to Vietnam, then it is wise to make sure you are well informed about the health risks. We recommend vaccinations for Vietnam. The required vaccinations vary and depend on the areas you plan to visit.

Vietnam is an elongated country in Southeast Asia, which has a tropical savannah climate for the most part with temperatures between 20 and 35 degrees Celsius. The country has incredibly much to offer: the hustle and bustle of Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon); the narrow Củ Chi tunnels from the Vietnam War; long stretched beaches; central highlands; and jungle tours. There is plenty to do in Vietnam.

Our nurses will gladly inform you about the required immunisations and vaccines for Vietnam and are happy to give advice regarding sun protection, avoiding mosquito bites (malaria and dengue) and other health risks. Click here to make an appointment with a nurse (in Dutch).

Vietnam vaccinations: the most common risks

Our experts have put together a list of vaccinations that are recommended for Vietnam. Below you will find an overview of the most common risks and diseases, including the immunisations that can protect you. You can see at a glance which specific vaccinations you require and what additional precautions you can take for a healthy holiday in Vietnam.

Chikungunya

In this country Chikungunya is prevalent. A good protection against mosquito bites in the daytime is necessary.

Dengue

In this country dengue fever is prevalent. A good protection against mosquito bites in the daytime is necessary.

DTP

Vaccination against DTP is recommended for all travelers to this country.

Hepatitis A

Vaccination against hepatitis A is recommended for all travelers to this country.

Hepatitis B

Vaccination against hepatitis B depends on your personal situation. Please contact KLM Health Services for a personal advice.

Japanese Encephalitis

In this country Japanese encephalitis is (possibly) prevalent. Vaccination depends on your personal situation. Please contact KLM Health Services for a personal advice.

Malaria

In this country there is a risk of getting malaria. Protection against mosquito bites is necessary during day- and nighttime. Sometimes malaria tablets are recommended, please contact KLM Health Services.

MMR

Mumps, Measles and Rubella (MMR) vaccination (BMR vaccination in Dutch) is recommended for travelers to this country who are not protected against measles yet. This includes children from 6 months and up who have not yet received their childhood MMR immunization.

Rabies

Vaccination depends on your personal situation. In this country mammals could be infected with Rabies. Avoid contact with mammals. Please contact KLM Health Services for good and personal advice.

Schistosomiasis

In this country Schistosomiasis is prevalent. Please contact KLM Health Services for personal advice.

Tuberculosis

Vaccination against tuberculosis depends on your personal situation. Please contact KLM Health Services for personal advice.

Typhoid fever

Vaccination against typhoid fever depends on your personal situation. Please contact KLM Health Services for a personal advice.

Yellow Fever - compulsory from Yellow Fever area

In this country Yellow Fever is prevalent. There is a potential risk for travellers. Vaccination is recommended. Vaccination is possibly COMPULSORY when traveling from a Yellow Fever area. Please contact KLM Health Services to discuss or vaccination applies to you.

Yellow Fever - possibly recommended

In this country Yellow Fever is not prevalent. However, when you’re traveling FROM a Yellow fever area vaccination can be COMPULSORY. Please contact KLM Health Services to discuss or vaccination applies to you.

Zika virus

In this country Zika virus is prevalent. A good protection against mosquito bites in the daytime is necessary.

A healthy trip to Vietnam? Prepare for your trip with our tips

Make your trip to Vietnam as pleasant as possible and avoid unexpected surprises. Below you will find helpful tips and tricks to prepare yourself for your journey.

Our KLM Health Services’ Doctor Connect service allows your to contact a KLM Health Services expert 24/7, either by telephone, text message or WhatsApp. Not only in case of emergency but also if you have doubts. Subscribe to Doctor Connect.

Seemingly innocent things such as food, water and bright sunlight can pose a risk to your health during your travels. Want to know what measures you can take to reduce these health risks? Please read our travel tips.

The Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs travel advice (in Dutch) helps you prepare for safety risks during your stay abroad. The travel advice, for example, tells you which regions are safe and to which regions you should not travel. Sometimes there are security risks. If this is the case, please be alert or, preferably only travel to the country concerned if genuinely necessary.

The Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs has set up a central telephone number for travellers, which can be reached 24/7. Please call: +31 247 247 247.

Schedule a vaccination for Vietnam? Make an appointment!

Please make an appointment online (in Dutch) for your Vietnam vaccinations. An overview of our branches can be found here. Do you have any other questions about immunisations for Vietnam? Please feel free to contact us via 0900 109 1096 (€1,00 per call) or send an email to travelclinic@klm.com. You can also visit our frequently asked questions page.

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