Vietnam is an elongated country in Southeast Asia. It has a tropical savannah climate for the most part with temperatures between 20 and 35 degrees Celsius. The country has incredibly much to offer. Such as the hustle and bustle of Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon); the narrow Củ Chi tunnels from the Vietnam War; long stretched beaches. And central highlands and jungle as well. There is plenty to do in Vietnam. Our nurses will gladly inform you about the required immunisations and vaccines for Vietnam and are happy to give advice. Think of sun protection, avoiding mosquito bites and other health risks. Click here to make an appointment with a nurse (in Dutch).
Vietnam vaccinations: the most common risks
Our experts have put together a list of vaccinations that are recommended for Vietnam. Below you will find an overview of the most common risks and diseases, including the immunisations that can protect you. You can see at a glance which specific vaccinations you require and what additional precautions you can take for a healthy holiday in Vietnam.
Recommended vaccinations and risks
In this country Chikungunya is prevalent. A good protection against mosquito bites in the daytime is necessary.
In this country dengue fever is prevalent. A good protection against mosquito bites in the daytime is necessary.
Typhoid vaccination is recommended for a duration of 2 weeks or longer for all travelers to this country.
There is an increased risk of measles in this country. A MMR (Mumps Measles Rubella) vaccination is recommended for anyone who has not been vaccinated against measles or has experienced the disease.
In the Netherlands, most children now receive a vaccination against BMR. We therefore recommend a vaccination for some travellers. This advice depends on age, past vaccinations and diseases experienced.
Vaccination against hepatitis B depends on your personal situation. Please contact KLM Health Services for a personal advice.
Vaccination against tuberculosis depends on your personal situation. Please contact KLM Health Services for personal advice.
Vaccination depends on your personal situation. In this country mammals could be infected with Rabies. Avoid contact with mammals. Please contact KLM Health Services for good and personal advice.
In this country Japanese encephalitis is (possibly) prevalent. Vaccination depends on your personal situation. Please contact KLM Health Services for a personal advice.