What Vaccinations Do I Need to Travel to Vietnam?

travel to vietnam vaccines in Colchester   It’s important to be aware of certain diseases if you’re travelling to Vietnam soon. Your doctor or pharmacist could advise getting more vaccines in addition to the childhood immunisation schedule. Continue reading to find out more about getting travel to Vietnam vaccines in Colchester.  

What travel to Vietnam vaccines do I need?

  If you are travelling from the UK, you should make sure that you’re completely up-to-date on your childhood immunisation schedule. These vaccines will protect you against common, preventable diseases. Your pharmacist can help you by making sure you are up-to-date with your vaccinations before travelling if you are uncertain about the vaccines you should get. Talk to your pharmacist or doctor about: – Your vaccination history – What type of accommodation and transport you will use – Travel plans while in Vietnam and beyond if visiting other countries – Any plans for outdoors or adventurous activities – Your general health and wellbeing  

Are any travel to Vietnam vaccines mandatory?

  During your appointment with your pharmacist or doctor, you should discuss and get the following vaccinations:

Hepatitis A and Typhoid as travel to Vietnam vaccines

Vietnam has both Hepatitis A and Typhoid, and a dual vaccine that offers protection from both in a single jab is readily accessible. Once administered, the vaccination can provide protection for several years. Hepatitis A: Vietnam travellers can avoid contracting hepatitis A by being vaccinated prior to their trip. Hepatitis A can be spread through contaminated food or water. The disease exhibits flu-like symptoms like fatigue, fever, nausea, vomiting, and appetite loss. However, you can also get jaundice (yellowing of the eyes). Up to six months may pass between symptoms. Typhoid: Typhoid is also spread through contaminated food or water. The condition is preventable when a typhoid vaccine is administered. Its symptoms are similar to those of the flu, including headache, weakness and fatigue, muscle aches, sweating, dry cough, loss of appetite and stomach pain.   travel to vietnam vaccines in Colchester

Hepatitis B

Sexual contact, the sharing or use of needles, as well as medical procedures using needles, such as tattooing, piercing, or cosmetic procedures, can all lead to the transmission of hepatitis B. You should speak with your pharmacist or doctor and be immunised if you might be considering any activities that would raise your risk of exposure to Hepatitis B. Examples of these activities are: getting a tattoo or having sexual contact with a new partner.

Japanese Encephalitis

Japanese encephalitis, a disease spread by mosquitoes, is prevalent, especially in rural areas of Vietnam. If you plan to stay in Vietnam for longer than a month or if you anticipate spending a lot of time in rural or underdeveloped areas, the Japanese Encephalitis vaccine may be necessary.


Malaria, which is spread by mosquito bites, is also widespread in Vietnam. Preventing mosquito bites might be challenging; therefore, anti-malarial medications may be advised depending on where you are going and what you will be doing there. All visitors entering Vietnam should take care to avoid mosquito bites. Preventative measures include wearing long, loose clothing, using repellent and mosquito nets, and staying indoors instead of outside when sleeping. Ask your pharmacist what precautions to take or whether you need to bring anti-malarial medication with you. This is especially important if your activities could involve sleeping outside or spending a lot of time in areas where mosquitos are present.


Travellers should avoid direct contact with dogs, bats, and other mammals that might be infectious because rabies is common in Vietnam. It is advisable for those who are more likely to interact with animals whilst abroad ? for example wildlife workers, veterinarians, researchers, etc., to take precautions and receive a preventative vaccine. Those who move to Vietnam or stay there for an extended amount of time may be more susceptible to contracting rabies.

Yellow Fever

There is no known danger of yellow fever in Vietnam. However, depending on where you are travelling from, the authorities may require confirmation that you have received a yellow fever vaccination. In general, travelling through airports is not thought to be dangerous, but if you are worried about leaving a place where there is a chance of contracting yellow fever, you should talk to your doctor or pharmacist since you might need to get vaccinated.   travel to vietnam vaccines in Colchester  

Has Vietnam re-opened to tourists following Covid?

  From 15 March 2022, Vietnam no longer prohibits foreign tourists from entering due to Covid-19. As a result, travelling to Vietnam for leisure or business is once more possible. Visit Colchester Travel Clinic or book your appointment with us today to get your hepatitis B vaccine and other travel to Vietnam vaccines in Colchester. We can make sure that you travel safely this season! Book Now Hepatitis B Vaccine   This post was written on behalf of?Colchester Travel Clinic?by?Pharmacy Mentor