The CDC and WHO recommend the following vaccinations for Thailand : hepatitis A, hepatitis B, typhoid, cholera, yellow fever, Japanese encephalitis, rabies, meningitis, polio, measles, mumps and rubella (MMR), Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis), chickenpox, shingles, pneumonia and influenza. Shot lasts 2 years.
For most standard tourists the usual recommended vaccinations for Thailand include cover against the childhood diseases (Tetanus and Diphtheria, Measles, Mumps and Rubella) as well as cover against the food borne diseases of Typhoid and Hepatitis A.
It’s important to get vaccinated at least 4 to 6 weeks before you travel . This will give the vaccines time to start working, so you’re protected while you’re traveling. It will also usually make sure there’s enough time for you to get vaccines that require more than 1 dose.
Most travelers CDC recommends that travelers going to certain areas of Thailand take prescription medicine to prevent malaria . Depending on the medicine you take, you will need to start taking this medicine multiple days before your trip, as well as during and after your trip.
Not all travel vaccinations are available free on the NHS, even if they’re recommended for travel to a certain area. If the GP practice is signed up to provide NHS travel vaccines , these can be provided to you free of charge. Other non-NHS travel vaccines may be charged for by the GP.
Typhoid and paratyphoid fever, collectively known as enteric fever, are endemic diseases in Thailand with considerable regional variation. In 2013, subnational incidence estimates ranged from 0.9 to 83.6/100,000 , highlighting the disparities between provinces.
For Thai currency (Baht), any person can bring total amount not exceed THB500,000 to any Thailand’s bounded countries and not exceed THB50,000 to any destination countries. More than that mentioned amount, you have to declare to a Customs Officer or exchange to others currency before depart from Thailand .
Main Tropical Diseases in Thailand Malaria . Dengue . Japanese Encephalitis . Leptospirosis . Soil-transmitted worm diseases. Hepatitis B . Hepatitis A . HIV .
Compulsory vaccinations Some countries require yellow fever vaccination only when travelling from a country where yellow fever is present but others require it for all travellers.
General travel vaccinations vary in price from $35.00 – $160.00* each. Some very specific vaccines which are occasionally used for travellers going to high risk locations can cost a lot more. Your doctor will discuss these costs with you before you decide whether to proceed with the recommended vaccination .
Most health insurance plans do not cover travel vaccines and medicines. International Travel Care does not accept any medical insurance plans.
Typhoid Fever Vaccination Remember that you will need to complete your vaccination at least 1 week before you travel so that the vaccine has time to take effect .
How far in advance should travelers be immunized against Hepatitis A? Ideally, a traveler should receive the vaccine more than two weeks before departure. However, it will provide some protection even if it is given less than two weeks before departure.
All other areas of Thailand with malaria including the cities of Bangkok, Chiang Mai , Chiang Rai, Koh Phangan, Koh Samui, and Phuket: None (practice mosquito avoidance).
|Vaccine||Cost in Baht||Cost in USD|
|MMR (Mump-Measles-Rubella) vaccine||227||$7|
|Pneumococcal vaccine 13 (Prevnar®)||2,357||$70|
|Pneumococcal vaccine 23 (Pneumovax®)||1,114||$33|
|Injectable Polio vaccine (IPV)||420||$13|