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Do you need vaccinations to visit Malaysia?

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 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

  1. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Travelers’ Health. Health Information for Travelers to Malaysia, Traveler View. Available at: [accessed 21 May 2018].
  2. World Health Organisation. International Travel and Health. Available at: [accessed 21 May 2018].

SPANZ.SAPAS.18.04.0139a - Date of preparation May 2018