Malaria Risk & Vaccination Information
What is the risk of malaria in Vietnam?
There is a low risk of malaria in the southern part of the country in the provinces of Tay Ninh, Lam Dong, Dac Lac, Gia Lai, and Kon Tum, and other rural areas of Vietnam. Antimalarials are not required however they may be considered by travellers at higher risk or with higher risk itineraries such as long stays in rural areas, those visiting or staying with friends and relatives, travellers with medical conditions or those with a compromised immune system. Mefloquine (Lariam) resistance is present and hence Doxycycline or Malarone must be used for these areas.
What Malaria prophylaxis do I need to prevent malaria in Vietnam?
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
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 Vietnam?
Below is a table designed to show you what vaccines are mandatory, recommended or ones to consider when visiting Vietnam:
CholeraHepatitis AHepatitis BJapanese EncephalitisMeningitisRabies
TetanusTick Borne Encephalitis Typhoid Yellow Fever Vaccine
Man = Mandatory
Con = Consider
Rec = Recommended
Req = Required if visiting from area with risk of transmission
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