Vaccines Needed for Traveling to Southeast Asia
When it comes to traveling out of the country, you are gonna need a couple vaccines to make sure you stay healthy for your trip and don’t catch any sickness or disease. Listed below are the spots in southeast Asia that we went, so if you plan on going to any of these destinations in Asia, make sure you get the vaccines listed in this blog.
The places listed below aren’t known for malaria, but our doctor did suggest we wear high DEET bug spray everywhere we go.
- Kuta Beach
- Port Barton
- El Nido
When you go to your doctor before traveling they will ask you for your itinerary so they can make sure you’re getting every vaccine you need for those spots. Also bring a copy of your vaccine records with you to make sure you haven’t already received the vaccines you need, if you have gotten them in the past then you most likely wont need them again.
Most people receive the Hepatitis – A vaccine when they are a baby, so if you DID receive both doses of Hep. A when you were little you don’t need to get it again. If you didn’t get it, then I would talk to your doctor and get the vaccine before traveling.
Just like the Hepatitis – A vaccine, Most people receive their Tetanus shot as a baby or later in their childhood. Some people say you need to get the shot every 10 years, but I haven’t had mine since 2003 and my doctor said I was fine. But just double check with your doctor to make sure.
The only Vaccine we needed to get (since we had the other two when we were kids ) was Typhoid Fever. They offer an Oral dose and a shot. We chose to get the oral dose vs the shot for two reasons…one we both hate needles, and two because the doctor said its more effective through the oral does. Once you take the typhoid fever vaccine its good for 10 years.
Hopefully this helped those of you who are traveling soon and don’t know what vaccines you need to travel to southeast Asia. I would still recommend going to your doctor and talking to them about everywhere you are going, just to be safe!
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