Before beginning of the tour, the travelers should check the list of the medicines and vaccines & visit their doctor (ideally before 4-6 weeks) to get medicines or vaccines required.
While traveling to any destination, every traveler should be up to date on the vaccinations of routine because some vaccines may also be needful for them.
Before every tour, the travelers should be sure to be up to date on the vaccines of routine, which include Diphtheria-Tetanus-Pertussis Vaccine, Measles-Mumps-Rubella (MMR) Vaccine, Polio Vaccine, Varicella (Chickenpox) Vaccine and their annual flu shot.
There is a risk of the following described diseases in Thailand so the travelers should get travel medicines and vaccines.
The travelers can get Hepatitis A through contaminated water or food in Thailand, regardless of where they are staying or eating, so this vaccine is recommended by CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention).
In Thailand, people can get typhoid through contaminated water of food so this vaccine is recommended by CDC for most travelers, particularly if they are staying with relatives or friends, while exploring rural areas or smaller cities or if they are an adventurous eater.
The people, who are traveling from a country than the U.S.A., should ask their doctor what medicines and vaccines they need based on where they are going, how long they are staying or what they will be doing.
The CDC recommends this vaccine for the people because they can get Hepatitis B through sexual contact, blood products and contaminated needles and they are suggested to get a tattoo or piercing or have any medical procedures if they might have sex with a new partner.
In case of the trip going to be lasting more than a month, travelers may require this vaccine depending on what time of year they are traveling and where they are going in Thailand. If the travelers plan to explore rural areas in Thailand or will be spending a lot of periods outdoors, even for tours shorter than a month, they should also think this vaccine. Based on the plans of their travel, their doctor can help them to take decision if this vaccine is suitable for them.
Travelers should avoid bites of mosquitos to prevent Malaria while traveling in Thailand. Depending on the travel plans, such as where the travelers are going, when they are traveling and if they are spending a lot of time outdoors or taking a sleep outside, they may require to take prescribed medicine before, during and after your tour to prevent Malaria. The travelers should talk to their doctor about how they can prevent Malaria while traveling.
Rabies is not a major risk to most travelers because this disease can be found in bats, dogs and other mammals in Thailand. This vaccine is recommended by the CDC only for the following groups:
- Travelers engaged in the activities of outdoor and other types in the distant areas that put them in danger of animal bites (such as adventure caving and travel).
- People who will be doing work with or around animals (such as researchers, wildlife professionals and veterinarians).
- Because of tending to play with animals, children are more likely to have animals bites on their neck and head and they might not report bites.
- People, who are traveling long or moving to the distant areas in Thailand.
In Thailand, there is no risk of yellow fever. If travelers are arriving from a country with fear of yellow fever, the proof of the vaccination of yellow fever is required only by the government of Thailand. The travelers from U.S.A. needn’t to show this proof.