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What vaccinations do I need to travel to Vietnam?

Page last updated 14 November 2018

All travellers should be up to date with their routine vaccinations before heading off to Vietnam. These include vaccines for measles, mumps, rubella, diphtheria, tetanus, whooping cough, chicken pox, polio and influenza. For a full list, refer to the National Immunisation Program – available here.

Most travellers
There is an increased risk of contracting hepatitis A and typhoid in Vietnam, 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 
  • Rabies
  • Malaria 

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Sources & Citations

  1. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Travelers’ Health. Health Information for Travelers to Vietnam. Available at: [accessed 30 May 2018].

SPANZ.TRAV.18.04.0158a - Date of preparation July 2018