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Do you need vaccinations to visit Malaysia?

Page last updated 29 April 2020

The Centers for Disese Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that all travellers are up-to-date with their routine vaccinations; measles, mumps, rubella, diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis (whooping cough), varicella (chicken pox), polio and influenza. These vaccinations are given as part of the National Immunisation Program (NIP). In some cases, you may need a booster or re-vaccination against a disease to ensure you still have immunity. 

Other diseases that are considered a risk in Malaysia include hepatitis A, hepatitis B, typhoid, Japanese encephalitis, malaria and rabies. Your doctor will be able to let you know which vaccinations are recommended for you, based on the time of year, destination/s, activities planned and the duration of your stay. 


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Sources & Citations

8. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Travelers’ Health Malaysia - Traveler View. Available at: (accessed 3 April 2020).

9. Australian Government, Department of Health. National Immunisation Program Schedule. Available at: (accessed 3 April 2020). 

SPANZ.SAPAS.18.04.0139(1)a - Date of preparation April 2020