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What vaccinations do I need for Thailand?

Page last updated 14 November 2018

All travellers should be up-to-date with their routine vaccinations before heading off to Thailand.

These vaccines include: 

  • Measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine 
  • Diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis vaccine 
  • Varicella (chickenpox) vaccine
  • Poliomyelitis (polio) vaccine, and 
  • Your yearly flu (influenza) shot.

Most travellers 
There is an increased risk of contracting hepatitis A and typhoid in Thailand, both of which can be contracted through contaminated food or water. 



Some travellers
Depending on where you are staying and what activities you have planned, the following vaccinations may be recommended for you by your doctor:

  • Hepatitis B 
  • Japanese encephalitis
  • Malaria
  • Rabies

Talk to your doctor about what vaccinations or medications are recommended.



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Sources & Citations

  1. World Health Organization. International travel and health. Vaccines. Available at: [accessed 29 May 2018].
  2. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Health information for Travelers to Thailand. Available at: [accessed 29 May 2018].

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