Dreaming of that Thai vacation? Are you longing for their street food — Spicy Tom Yum soups, Pad Thai, Yam Nua, and more intricate yet cheap Thailand meals? How about their luxury hotels located on exotic islands? The colourful merchandise at Chatuchak Weekend Market in Bangkok? Budget rail trips, floating markets, Buddhas, beaches, elephants, the nightlife, the wildlife, and so much more. There are truly a lot of reasons to visit Thailand. In fact, it is one of the places Australians are most fond of.
But before leaving the country to have a getaway in Southeast Asia, you should visit a travel clinic first. Here are some reasons why you should be vaccinated to visit Thailand.
Why do I need a vaccine before leaving?
You usually have a checklist before boarding, making sure that you packed all the things necessary for travelling. But a lot of us often forget something very important – vaccination advice before travelling.
Travelling abroad is an adventure but with that adventure can come exposure to different germs and bacteria which can weaken your immune system. Typhoid Fever is the most common illness in Southeast Asia. It is contracted from consuming contaminated food or water.
Vaccination keeps local diseases and infections from spreading; it is a precautionary measure to prevent sickness. It strengthens your immune system and protects you from infections. The vaccinations will depend on where you will be going, so be cautious and safeguard your health before flying abroad.
Other diseases common in this region are Malaria and Traveller’s Diarrhoea; Malaria is transmitted through the bite of an infected Anopheles mosquito while Traveller’s Diarrhoea is an infection that occurs inside the stomach and intestine. Whilst you can’t be vaccinated for these two diseases, your travel doctor will advise you on different ways to protect yourself during your travels.
Include a visit to a Travel Vaccination Healthcare centre before travelling to your foreign destination! Travel Vaccination Healthcare is a licensed travel vaccination centre committed to helping you travel with the least possible risk to your health. We offer accessible, comprehensive and specific travel
vaccinations and advice. We can also provide you with Travel Health kits for your voyage. Make your trip a fun and healthy one!