Travel Vaccine Advice for a Trip to Southeast Asia

With its stunning tropical landscape and beaches, as well as its exotic cuisine, culture, and historical site – Southeast Asia is one of the most popular vacation destinations.  

Before you step on the plane, make sure you have the recommended vaccinations and medications for Southeast Asia to prevent serious diseases such as Yellow Fever, Hepatitis, Malaria, and Covid-19.  

  Guide to Travel Vaccinations for Southeast Asia 

Southeast Asia is home to Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, and Vietnam. If you’ve got your bags packed for Thailand or any of the other countries in Southeast Asia, there are a few precautions you need to take prior to leaving to ensure you remain healthy and safe on your adventure! 

Here are the recommended vaccines and some tips to guarantee a safe and healthy trip to Southeast Asia.  

 Recommended Vaccinations 

In general, the NHS and WHO recommend the following travel vaccinations before traveling to Southeast Asian countries: 

For a detailed list of required travel vaccinations by country, visit the specific countries’ travel guidelines online.  

  Southeast Asia Traveling Tips 

Updating your vaccines is just one way to prevent harmful diseases while traveling in Southeast Asia. Malaria, Dengue Fever, and Travelers’ Diarrhoea are some other illnesses that you should protect yourself from, here’s how…… 

 How to Prevent Malaria and Dengue Fever 

Malaria and Dengue Fever are serious, potentially life-threatening diseases transmitted by the bite of an infected mosquito. If it is not diagnosed and treated right away, it can be deadly.  

Malaria can be prevented with anti-malarial medications and implementing practical tips such as using mosquito repellent, wearing long sleeves and long pants, and using mosquito bed nets. There is no medication to prevent Dengue Fever, but you can use the tips above to protect yourself.  

 Travelers Diarrhoea  

Travelers’ Diarrhoea is a digestive tract disorder that commonly causes loose stools, abdominal cramps, and sometimes fever. It’s caused by eating contaminated food or drinking water. Fortunately, travelers’ diarrhea isn’t serious — it’s just unpleasant. 

Anti-diarrhoeal medication such as Pepto Bismol or Imodium can be helpful to treat symptoms. You may need antibiotics if you develop a fever.  

  If you’re traveling to Southeast Asia and need to update your vaccinations, our Miles Pharmacy Travel Clinic in Ashtead and Travel Clinic in Epsom can provide Travel Vaccine advice and administer the vaccines and medications for travel to Southeast Asia.