Thailand vaccinations: which ones do you need?

Are you travelling to Thailand? Prepare your journey well as certain vaccines are recommended for Thailand. Besides tropical diseases certain other diseases occur in Thailand that have been extinct in Europe for many years. Getting vaccinated guards you against these.

This vast kingdom in Southeast Asia has a lot to offer: beautiful islands and heavenly beaches in the south and breath taking nature in the north. The different environments in Thailand require different vaccinations: if you go on a surf trip or diving adventure in Phuket you will need other immunisations than those required when on a jungle trip or a stay in lively Bangkok. Beautiful Thailand – formerly Siam – has a tropical climate. The average temperature of 27 degrees Celsius is very pleasant. It does however also come with tropical diseases.

Moreover, malaria and dengue mosquitoes are present in Thailand and it is important to protect yourself against the fierce sunlight. Our KLM Health Services nurses will gladly inform you about the required immunisations and vaccines for Thailand and are happy to tell you how to prepare for a healthy trip to this heavenly spot. Click here to make an appointment (in Dutch) with a nurse.

Thailand vaccinations: the most common risks

Travelling to Thailand requires recommended vaccinations against various (tropical) diseases. The vaccines make you more resistant. Here you read which vaccinations you require for your trip to Thailand.

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.

Schistosomiasis

In this country Schistosomiasis is prevalent. Please contact KLM Health Services for 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 Thailand? Prepare for your trip with our tips

Make your trip to Thailand 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 Thailand? Make an appointment!

Please make an appointment online (in Dutch) for your Thailand vaccinations. An overview of our branches can be found here. Do you have any other questions about immunisations for Thailand? 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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