Vaccinations for traveling to Thailand

Thailand is a very popular destination, especially among Swedes. There are many fantastic places to visit in Thailand, both cities and tourist destinations, but also smaller paradise islands perfect for day-trips or peaceful holidays. Enjoy the Thai cuisine and experience the Buddhist culture up close.

Recommended vaccinations

Tetanus, Diphtheria, Pertussis (whooping cough)

Polio

Measles, Mumps, Rubella

Hepatitis A

Hepatitis B

Cholera/ETEC

Recommendation for longer visits (e.g. backpacking, volunteer work, moving)

Typhoid fever

Japanese encephalitis

Rabies – recommended for children who ware unable to report bites, persons exposed to higher risks or staying in remote areas

Meningococcal meningitis

Mandatory vaccinations

Yellow fever – only if you visited a country in the past 6-10 days (for longer than 12 hours) where Yellow Fever is endemic.

Other recommendations

Malaria – in certain regions anti-malaria medication is recommended.

Mosquito protection – there is a risk of mosquito-borne diseases. Use mosquito repellent and nets.

Rabies – There is a small but significant risk of rabies in Thailand. Do not approach mammals such as dogs, cats, monkeys. Seek health care immediately in case of being bitten.

Remember, vaccinations are always subject to individual judgements and the risk of disease varies depending on a wide variety of factors (destination, type of travel, etc.) Our drop-in clinics make it easy for you to, in concordance with our experienced staff, make sure you have adequate protection for your holiday to Thailand. If you start your vaccinations at least 6 weeks before traveling there is no risk of missing out on protection because of a lack of time. You can never get vaccinated too early.

If you want to learn more or get vaccinated before a trip to Thailand, you are welcome to visit any of our drop-in clinics. If possible, please bring records of previous vaccinations.

Good to know before traveling to Thailand

Who doesn’t dream of leaving the Swedish winter in favour of the tropical heat of Thailand. Here you will find everything you need for a perfect holiday – turquoise-blue oceans to swim in, crystal-white beaches on which to sunbathe, and lots of fantastic shopping. The locals are generally known for their hospitality and immediately make you feel welcome in the country. Lots of activities are available here so there is no risk of boredom. Why not pop out for a snorkel to explore the coral reefs? Or try mountain climbing? No matter your taste, there is something for every traveller – from a calm holiday in the sun to an adrenaline-infused adventure.

Before travelling it is important to at least get vaccinated against Hepatitis A, and if you are planning on staying a longer period, we also recommend vaccinations against Hepatitis B and Typhoid fever. Our general recommendations can be found above, but for advice based on your specific situation we advise you to come by one of our clinics. Don’t forget to exchange money to Thai Baht before traveling. The time difference between Sweden and Thailand is +6 hours, something you should be aware of. Once in Thailand, remember not to drink tap water as it is not safe.

The best time to travel to Thailand is between November and February as it is high-season and most likely to offer good weather. During this period, it is usually sunny at least 8 hours per day with temperatures between 25-30 degrees centigrade.

 

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