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What vaccinations do I need for Thailand?

Page last updated 28 April 2020

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

5. Centres for Disease Control and Prevention. Travelers’ Health – Thailand. Available at: [accessed 16 April 2020].

SPANZ.SAPAS.18.04.0163(1)a - Date of preparation April 2020