Do you need any vaccinations to go to Phuket?
The World Health Organisation (WHO) recommends that all travellers are up to date with their routine vaccinations; measles, mumps, rubella, diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis (whooping cough), hepatitis B, polio, influenza and pneumococcal. These vaccinations are given as part of the National Immunisation Schedule (NIP). In some cases, you may need a booster or re-vaccination against a disease to ensure you still have immunity.
In addition, protection against hepatitis A and typhoid is advisable for most travellers to Thailand, and if you are planning to venture outside of the tourist areas and major towns and/or cities, your doctor may recommend that you be vaccinated against hepatitis A, Japanese encephalitis and rabies.
Speak with your healthcare professional 4-6 weeks prior to your departure to ensure you’re adequately protected.
Sources & Citations
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2018 Yellow Book Traveler’s Health. Available at: https://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/yellowbook/2018/select-destinations/china [accessed 10 May 2018]
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Health Information for Travelers to China. Available at: https://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/destinations/traveler/none/china [accessed 10 May 2018]
SPANZ.SAPAS.18.04.0163a - Date of preparation July 2018Show All