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Thailand, Asia

Malaria Risk & Vaccination Information

What is the risk of malaria in Thailand?

Malaria risk is the in forested and hilly areas mainly towards the international borders, all year round. There is also a risk in inland areas of Surat Thani province and parts of the southern border with Malaysia. There is low to no risk in the cities of Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai, Mae Sot, Pattay and Phuket, the islands of Ko Samui and Ko Chang and the River Quai bridge area.

In high risk malaria areas in Thailand antimalarials are advised. Please remember to also follow the bite avoidance measures below.

Please check HERE to see a malaria map of Thailand on fitfortravel (a NHS website).

What Malaria prophylaxis do I need to prevent malaria in Thailand?

If you don't already have a prescription from your Doctor for malaria medication, you can save precious time by using our online consultation service to order the suitable malaria medicines for this region by clicking on the following links. Any of the medicine listed can be recommended for malaria prevention in this region. If you already have a prescription for malaria medicine from your Family Doctor, then you can order the quantity on your prescription(s) on the following links. For Travelpharm will supply your prescription, once we receive it from you. When you place your order on one of the links below, please follow the instructions on where to send the prescription.

Atovaquone and Proguanil 250mg/100mg- Generic Alternative to Malarone
Malarone Tablets
Malarone Children's Tablets (for Children under 40kg weight)
Doxycycline Capsules
Lariam Tablets (Mefloquine 250mg)

Your online consultation will be reviewed by a Pharmacist Independent Prescriber registered in the UK with the General Pharmaceutical Council. We only dispense genuine UK licensed medicines.

What else can I do to prevent malaria?

For more information and advice on how to prevent malaria, see our How To Avoid Insect & Mosquito Bites page.

What Vaccines do I need for Thailand?

Below is a table designed to show you what vaccines are mandatory, recommended or ones to consider when visiting Thailand:

Cholera Hepatitis A Hepatitis B Japanese Encephalitis Meningitis Rabies
Con Rec Con  Con   Con

 

Tetanus Tick Borne Encephalitis   Typhoid   Yellow Fever Vaccine
Rec     Con    

Man = Mandatory
Con = Consider
Rec = Recommended
Req = Required if visiting from area with risk of transmission

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