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Do you need any vaccinations to go to Phuket?

Page last updated 14 November 2018

The World Health Organisation (WHO) recommends that all travellers are up to date with their routine vaccinations; measles, mumps, rubella, diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis (whooping cough), hepatitis B, polio, influenza and pneumococcal. These vaccinations are given as part of the National Immunisation Schedule (NIP). In some cases, you may need a booster or re-vaccination against a disease to ensure you still have immunity. 

In addition, protection against hepatitis A and typhoid is advisable for most travellers to Thailand, and if you are planning to venture outside of the tourist areas and major towns and/or cities, your doctor may recommend that you be vaccinated against hepatitis A, Japanese encephalitis and rabies. 

Speak with your healthcare professional 4-6 weeks prior to your departure to ensure you’re adequately protected. 


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Sources & Citations

  1. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2018 Yellow Book Traveler’s Health. Available at: [accessed 10 May 2018]
  2. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Health Information for Travelers to China. Available at: [accessed 10 May 2018]

SPANZ.SAPAS.18.04.0163a - Date of preparation July 2018