Tourists who want to travel the world safely should acquire the necessary vaccinations, as they are vital to the safety and health of their excursions, particularly for the elderly and those with chronic illnesses. Vaccines can also reduce the likelihood that deadly diseases will spread within families and across society.
For instance, Thailand is one of the rabies-endemic countries, which is mostly reported in stray dogs. That is why Thailand still require some preventative vaccines, particularly in light of the ongoing worldwide pandemic. It is important for tourists and travellers to get vaccinations of a high standard that are also recognized on a national level. This will allow them to remain healthy during their travels and lead to a pleasant experience overall.
WellMed Bangkok Clinic has conducted expert research on travel vaccinations. We provide a variety of travel immunisation packages as well as care for travellers’ general health. These are examples of recommended vaccinations for all travelers.
1. Rabies vaccine
Since rabies-infected animals are common in Thailand, our clinic offers rabies vaccinations to travelers who have been bitten or scratched by dogs or other mammals. Tourists in distant locations, urban areas, and children are more likely to be at risk for rabies. Since rabies is a fatal disease, most travelers should consider immunization.
2. Dengue vaccine
Immunizations to individuals who had been ill with dengue fever in the past will provide significant immunity against other strains of dengue. This will benefit travellers who stay around mosquito-infested places such as large cities, farms, and dense forests. This ensures a safer and healthier travel experience, allowing travelers to make the most of their journeys without unnecessary health concerns.
*Remark: People who never had a dengue infection in the past (or are not sure) should consult with their doctor before getting the vaccine.
3. Japanese Encephalitis vaccine
Another virus that spread through the bite of an infected mosquito. The vaccine is recommended for travellers who stay at least one month in Thailand, particularly while travelling to rural areas, places without bed nets or air conditioning, and engaging in activities such as climbing, trekking, or camping in the aforementioned regions. Not advised for urban trips of short duration.
4. Typhoid Fever vaccine
In order to prevent illness and improve the body’s infection-fighting capabilities, it is recommended for travelers who travel and stay in locations where sanitation and hygiene are likely to be inadequate for a prolonged length of time. The recommended interval between booster doses is three years.
5. Tetanus Booster
Tetanus is a serious infection caused by bacteria entering the body via a cut or wound. It is a global concern affecting travelers worldwide, often found in soil, animal excrement, and rusty objects. It is advised for travelers, including youngsters, to receive tetanus vaccination along with other essential vaccinations such as diphtheria and polio. Having a booster injection every ten years ensures continued protection for travelers venturing into new environments.
6. Yellow Fever vaccine
Protect from another mosquito-related disease, yellow fever. Recommended for those travelling to risk areas in Africa and South America. Thailand and most countries require travelers who came from risk areas to have yellow fever vaccination.
The vaccination process involves exposing an individual to minute amounts of disease-causing bacteria or toxins in a manner that is both safe and inactive. This helps protect the individual from contracting the sickness. This makes it possible for the immune system to react to diseases when you contact them in the future; as a result, your body will produce antibodies against those diseases more quickly. So, vaccines are both efficient and reliable, making them an indispensable tool for travelers.
The clinic is anticipated to provide any further information on the vaccines as necessary. Please observe safety precautions, stay safe and don’t forget to get vaccinated!
** Other vaccines are also available at Wellmed Bangkok Medical Clinic.
In conclusion, if you are a traveler seeking vaccination before your trip to Thailand, we encourage you to reach out to us for further guidance and consultation with our experienced doctors. We understand the importance of protecting your health while exploring new destinations.
Apart from travel vaccinations, we also provide a range of other services tailored to travelers, including wound care, blood tests, prescription refill and even doctor visits at your hotel for added convenience. Your well-being is our priority, and we strive to offer comprehensive solutions to ensure your journey is both enjoyable and safe. Please don’t hesitate to contact us to discuss your specific needs.