From the ancient Great Wall of China and India’s towering Taj Mahal to the bountiful jungles of Malaysia and rice fields of Bali, Asia is comprised of a wide variety of both man-made and natural wonders.
As the world’s largest continent, Asia is rich in culture, history, and diversity. Taste the complex cuisine of Thailand, hike Nepal’s Himalayas, or explore the>7,000 islands of the Philippines for one-of-a-kind travel experiences.
There are various factors to consider when planning your dream vacation to Asia, with one of the most important being health. Leading up to your trip, it is recommended to schedule a personalized consultation with a TravelSafe Registered Nurse or doctor to review your itinerary and vaccination history. Our practitioners will ensure you are up to date on immunizations prior to departure and educate you on preventative measures for any health risks associated with your specific destination.
What vaccines are needed for Asia?
The following vaccines are generally recommended for travel to Asia. Recommendations may vary depending on your destination, length of travel, planned activities, previous vaccine history, and health history:
Routine vaccines are also recommended for all destinations in Asia. Boosters may be recommended depending on your vaccine history, age, health history, and destination. These routine vaccines include:
To learn more about vaccine preventable diseases have a look at the following link.
Are there other risks?
Depending on your destination and itinerary there may be other health risks in Asia. These risks can include malaria, dengue fever, chikungunya fever, zika, Japanese Encephalitis, acute mountain sickness (AMS), and traveller’s diarrhea to name a few. Prescription medications are available for malaria prevention, AMS prevention, and to treat traveller’s diarrhea.
Call us at 604-251-1975 to arrange an appointment or to receive further information about travel to Asia.
Travel Health for specific destinations
Visit our Kitsilano clinic for a pre-travel consultation and vaccinations to protect your health.
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