Vaccination

We offer a range of vaccinations for traveling and living in Vietnam.

FMP Hanoi offers a full range of vaccines recommended for traveling and living in Vietnam. If you need to review your vaccination schedule, on your arrival to Vietnam you can make an appointment and any of our doctors will be happy to help you with this.

For a child under 16 years old, we recommend you to make an appointment with our pediatrician.

Please bring your vaccination book or record with you if you already have one. Prior to leaving for Vietnam, it is a good idea to visit your doctor, preferably someone who specializes in travel medicine. The ideal time for this is 4-6 weeks prior to your date of departure. However, even 2 weeks before departure, it is still useful to see a travel medicine doctor. First of all, everyone is recommended to have the routine immunizations prior to visiting Vietnam, although different countries may have slightly different recommendations. Individuals of different age and medical conditions may need to have specific vaccinations, please check with your own physician what the recommendation is for your country of visit or residence.

Vaccination Advice

3-IN-1 Diphtheria, Polio & Tetanus (combined booster)

3-in-1 or the Td/IPV vaccine, is given as a single injection into the upper arm to boost protection against three separate diseases: Tetanus: Diphtheria & Polio.

Typhoid

Vaccination against typhoid fever is recommended if you’re travelling to parts of the world where the condition is common.

High-risk areas

Typhoid is found throughout the world, but it’s more likely to occur in areas where there’s poor sanitation and hygiene. High-risk areas currently include

Indian subcontinent Africa South & South East Asia South America
Middle East Europe Central America

These vaccinations are strongly recommended if you’re going to be staying or working with local people, or if you’re going to be staying for prolonged periods in areas where sanitation and food hygiene are likely to be poor.

Hepatitis A

Vaccination against Hepatitis A is usually only recommended for people at high risk.

People usually advised to have the Hepatitis A vaccine include:

  • People who have close contact with someone with Hepatitis A
  • People planning to travel to or live in parts of the world where Hepatitis A is widespread, particularly if levels of sanitation and food hygiene are expected to be poor
  • People with any type of long-term and chronic liver disease
  • Sexually active homosexual men
  • People who inject illegal drugs
  • People whose job may expose them to Hepatitis A ie: sewage workers, health care staff in institutions where levels of personal hygiene may be poor ie. Homeless shelters. and people working with monkeys, apes and gorillas

Cholera

A vaccination is available to protect against cholera when traveling, although most people won’t need it because food and water hygiene precautions are usually enough to prevent infection.

Vaccination is usually only recommended for travelers to areas where cholera is widespread, particularly for aid workers and people who are likely to have limited access to medical services.

More Advice

FMP Hanoi is also able to give you advice on more vaccinations: Hepatitis B; Japanese Encephalitis and tick-borne Encephalitis; Meningitis Vaccines; Rabies; Tubercolosis (TB) and Yellow Fever.