Vaccination and Travel Information for Laos

THAILAND




Climate:Generally hot, particularly between March and May. The monsoon season runs from June to October, when the climate is still hot with torrential rains. The best time for travelling is November to February. This is the cool season.
Capital City:Bangkok
Altitude:10 metres
Main Cities:Chiang Mai, Chon Buri, Pattaya, Phuket
Population:57,586,000
Land Area (sq km):513,115
Currency:1 Thai baht = 100 satang
Languages:Thai, Chinese, Malay, Lao, Mon-Khymer languages
Religions:Buddhist, Sunni-Muslim
Economy:Rice, rubber, maize, manufacturing



 WORLDWISE-Online advises all travellers to be 'up-to-date' for:

CHOLERA Immunisation is neither required or recommended.
DIPHTHERIA We recommend the initial childhood series of vaccinations in the first five years of life, with booster doses at ages 11 years, 45 years, and 65 years. Travellers are recommended to have the vaccine 10 yearly esp. if travelling to developing countries, or where there may be a risk of contracting the disease.

HEPATITIS 'A' Immunisation is strongly recommended

HEPATITIS 'B' Immunisation is recommended for travellers who will be in the area for 1 month or more.
Transmission of Hepatitis B is through sex or contact with contaminated blood, needles and syringes.

JAP.B.ENCEPHALITIS Immunisation is recommended for travellers who will be in rural or remote areas for 3 month or more at a time.

POLIO Adults who are travelling to areas where poliomyelitis cases are occurring, or where the contracting the disease is possible, and who have received a primary series with either IPV or OPV should receive another dose of IPV before departure. For adults, available data do not indicate the need for more than a single lifetime booster dose with IPV.


RABIES Immunisation is recommended for travellers who will be in rural or remote areas for 3month or more at a time.

TETANUS We recommend the initial childhood series of vaccinations in the first five years of life, with booster doses at ages 11 years, 45 years, and 65 years. Travellers are recommended to have the vaccine 10 yearly esp. if travelling to developing countries, or where there may be a risk of contracting the disease.

TUBERCULOSIS (TB) Immunisation is not compulsory, and is not recommended for adults.
Children should be immunisedatany age.
A skin test is available if immune status is in doubt.

TYPHOID FEVER Immunisation is recommended for travellers who will be in the area

YELLOW FEVER A yellow fever vaccination certificate is required from travellers over 1 year of age coming from infected areas. The countries and areas included in the endemic zones are considered as infected areas.


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