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What vaccinations do I need to travel to Vietnam?

Page last updated 28 April 2020

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

6. Centres for Disease Control and Prevention. Travelers’ Health – Vietnam. Available at: https://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/destinations/traveler/none/vietnam [accessed 23 April].

SPANZ.TRAV.18.04.0158(1)a - Date of preparation April 2020

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