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Wat Mahathat Temple in the precinct of Sukhothai Historical Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site in Thailand

Vaccination for Thailand

No doubt, Thailand is, in fact, a great travel destination for both tourists and expats. But then, it pays more to take a few sensible precautions in ensuring that your trip is entirely trouble-free.

In essence, it is recommended that you check for necessary travel vaccinations that are needed before you leave for your trip. You can easily visit us at London travel clinic or Call us on 020 37457527, to have a consultation with one of our doctors. We can also help you with any travel vaccines that are essential for your trip.

Do I really need to travel vaccinations for my trip to Thailand

Ugh well, even though, having vaccines for Thailand is not entirely obligatory, it is often recommended that you are vaccinated against all possible diseases or infections you may most likely contact during your stay in Thailand.

Some essential points to note

When planning to travel outside London to any other country, including Thailand, your travel health needs and vaccination will most likely depend on some individual specific condition, including the following:

  • Your specific area of destination in Thailand
  • How long you intend to stay
  • What you will be doing, and
  • Your general health condition.

All this will be taken into consideration when you visit us at The travel clinic London for your travel vaccinations.

Which Travel vaccinations do I need for my trip to Thailand

There are varieties of diseases which you are expected to be vaccinated against before your trip to Thailand; these may include:

  1. Diphtheria

The disease is commonly spread from person to person, more specifically through respiratory droplets. The risk is often higher in some specific area in Thailand with overcrowded living conditions.

  • Cholera 

They are often transmitted through the consumption of contaminated water and food. However, taking necessary precautions with the quality of food and water consumed will help avoid this unnecessary health condition.

  • Hepatitis A

Hepatitis A can be easily contacted through the consumption of contaminated food and water in Thailand or through physical contact with an infected patient. The risk is often high in some specific areas in the country, where sanitation and personal hygiene is high.

  • Hepatitis B

Hepatitis B is a virus that is commonly transmitted through body fluids. It may be transmitted through sexual contact, contaminated needles, as well as blood-to-blood contact of victims. Symptoms of hepatitis B may include loss of appetite, fever, tiredness, nausea, vomiting, and stomach pain.

  • Typhoid

They are mainly spread through the consumption of contaminated food and drink. The symptoms often include lasting high fevers, weakness, headache, stomach pain and loss of appetite. Sometimes, it may result in death and internal bleeding, especially when they are not properly treated. The risk of typhoid in most South Asian countries like Thailand is relatively high. It is important to go for typhoid vaccinations before your trip abroad.

  • Japanese Encephalitis

Japanese encephalitis is majorly spread through mosquito bites. Thus, when the disease is contracted, it may take between five to fifteen days to start seeing symptoms. Symptoms of Japanese encephalitis may include fever, headache, vomiting, and difficulty moving. Sometimes, it may result in swelling around the brain, which may lead to coma and death.

  • Dengue

Dengue fever is quite an endemic disease in Thailand, with large outbreaks occurring almost every year. While few cases are recorded every year, Thailand is known to record a substantial amount of dengue fever when there is a heavy downpour.

Well, thanks to medical technology, vaccines have been developed for this disease, but they are not recommended for persons with no dengue fever in the past. So the basic question is often centred on how individuals can easily avoid such disease? Well, simple and short! You can schedule an appointment with us at The travel clinic London before your trip, to ensure your physical well-being is properly taken care of.

Other travel vaccinations for your trip to Thailand

We have explained some specific vaccinations recommendations for Thailand. However, below are a brief list of some travel vaccinations essential for your trip to Thailand.

 Routine childhood vaccines  

  • Rotavirus
  • Tetanus and pertussis
  • HIB – Haemophilus influenza type B
  • Polio
  • Flu
  • Chickenpox

Other Adult routine vaccines

  • Flu
  • Shingles
  • Pneumococcal
  • meningococcal

Perplexed? Visit us at The travel clinic London for consultations or call us on 020 3745 7527; we will help you make a suitable choice for travel vaccinations that are specifically important to your area of destination in Thailand.

Risk of malaria in Thailand

There is a recorded case of malaria in Thailand. However, the risk of malaria is often high in forested and hilly areas in Thailand. Cities like Bangkok, Chiang Rai, Pattaya, Phuket, Kochang, the river Quai bridge and the islands of Ko Samui has little or no risk of malaria. Regardless, you must take anti-malarial tablets before you travel, to protect you from this illness since there are no effective vaccinations against malaria.

Nevertheless, prevention is best through avoidance of mosquito bites in every area of the body.

Visit London travel clinic for travel vaccinations for your trip to Thailand

If you are planning to travel to Thailand, it is important to get vaccinated before your journey. Have a walk-in appointment with us at Suit F, 117A Harley St, Marylebone, London or Call us on 020 37457527 to schedule an appointment.

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