Central and East Asia

  • Typhoid (required every 3 years).
  • Hepatitis A (2 required for 25 year protection, ideally 6-12 months apart but can be up to 5 years).
  • Tetanus/Diphtheria/Polio in general every 10 years (check if you had one at school between 13-18 known as the school leavers jab).
  • Rabies (3 doses over a month day 1,7 21-28) transmitted by the bite of mammals, this is dependent on itinerary but is becoming more important as there is a worldwide shortage of the treatment if un vaccinated.
  • Japanese encephalitis (2 doses over a month 28 days apart approximately.) this is for rural travel, it is transmitted by mosquitoes with the host being pigs and wading birds.
  • Hepatitis B (3 injections over either 3 weeks, 3 months or 6 months) spread through bodily fluids, life time infection.

Malaria
If you are travelling to an area with a risk of malaria we recommended to take antimalarial tablets to prevent you from becoming infected. Be sure to also use repellent and mosquito nets to increase your level of safety. There are a range of different antimalarial tablets that will be prescribed to travellers based on several factors, including: destination, medical history, family history, current medications, previous problems with anti-malarial tablets, age, and pregnancy. We will recommend the most suitable type.
Being aware of your risk is a huge factor in protecting yourself from the disease, so be sure to speak to one of us while planning your trip.