Malaysia vaccinations: which ones do you need?

Are you travelling to Malaysia? Prepare your journey well. Our KLM Health Service health experts recommend certain vaccinations for Malaysia. These are not mandatory in all cases, but they help reduce health risks for you and your children (if applicable).

Stunningly beautiful Malaysia is situated in Southeast Asia and has a tropical climate. It is always hot and humid with an average temperature of 30 degrees Celsius.

Which vaccinations you require and what additional precautions you can take, depends on the places you plan to visit. A large part of Malaysia comprises of jungle. In these areas tropical diseases occur to which you may not be resistant. Moreover, it is wise to prepare for warm and humid weather throughout the country, whether you stay in the jungle, in slightly cooler highlands or in the bustling capital Kuala Lumpur. Our skilled nurses are happy to provide you with comprehensive advice regarding a healthy stay in Malaysia and inform you about the immunisations and vaccinations you require. Click here to make an appointment (in Dutch) with one of our KLM Health Services nurses. Travel carefree and return home at ease.

Malaysia vaccinations: the most common risks

If you travel to Malaysia, you run the risk of catching a (tropical) disease to which you are not resistant.  Fortunately, vaccines can protect you. Below you will find an overview of the most common diseases and health risks. You can see at a glance which specific immunisations Malaysia requires and what other precautions your can take.

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 is recommended for all travelers to this country.

Hepatitis A

Vaccination is recommended for all travelers to this country.

Hepatitis B

Vaccination 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.

Tuberculosis

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

Zika virus

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

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

Make your trip to Malaysia 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 Malaysia? Make an appointment!

Please make an appointment online (in Dutch) for your Malaysia vaccinations. An overview of our branches can be found here. Do you have any other questions about immunisations for Malaysia? Please feel free to contact us via 0900 109 109 6 (€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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