What vaccinations are required in Asia?
Major cities are well supplied in the medical field, however the rest of the country is still far behind Western standards reports. Hospital prices are high, it is strongly advised to check before you leave your insurance coverage and internationally.
Regarding health recommendations, including vaccination for your trip, the wisest course is to refer to the advice of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Below, the exact health recommendations you find on the website of the Ministry in regard to travelers to Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia
Health recommendations for traveling to Vietnam
• Before departure, check with your doctor (if your dentist) and subscribe to a company policy covering medical expenses and repatriation.
• Prevention of diseases transmitted by insect bites:
- Malaria: Classification: Zone 3. This parasitic disease transmitted by mosquitoes, especially at night, is largely absent in Vietnam, except in border areas. It requires the use of personal protection measures (sprays, creams, electric diffusers, nets ...). With these measures should add for every individual medication: it is necessary to contact your local doctor or a health authority advice. Treatment should be continued after returning to France, for a variable length depending on the product. During your stay, and during the two months following your return in case of fever, medical advice should be taken quickly to implement as soon as possible a possible anti-malarial treatment.
- Insect-borne viral diseases: some viral diseases can be transmitted by mosquito bites the day (many cases of dengue in the city) it is important to respect the usual protection measures (long underwear, repellant to use on the skin and clothes, electric diffusers).
- Japanese encephalitis: This disease, which exists only in Asia, is transmitted by mosquitoes in rural areas. Human cases were reported in the northern provinces of Vietnam. These cases can be fatal or cause serious neurological sequelae. Therefore, vaccination against Japanese encephalitis may be necessary (to practice in a medical center on site). As part of a holiday, it seems that the physical measurements (long clothing, repellent ...) are an effective weapon.
In any event, it is strongly recommended to consult a doctor in case of fever. Pending medical advice, taking aspirin is not recommended.
Updating your diphtheria-tetanus-polio (+ / - whooping cough) is recommended.
Rabies: Rabies is endemic in Vietnam. The greatest caution vis-à-vis stray animals is recommended throughout the Vietnamese territory, cities included. Prevention is based on the absence of contact with susceptible animals and preventive vaccination. For more information see the website: http://cmip.pasteur.fr/cmed/csrage.htmlA
Other recommended vaccinations (depending on length of stay and hygiene conditions): viral hepatitis A and B, typhoid fever.
Other vaccinations: when staying in rural areas, vaccination against Japanese encephalitis may be necessary. In all cases consult your doctor or international vaccination center.
• AIDS: significant prevalence of HIV - AIDS. Preventive measures are essential.
• Food hygiene: It is advisable not to drink tap water. Avoid eating foods (fish, meat, poultry, milk) insufficiently cuits.Vérifiez the expiry date on the label of products vendus.Veillez regular and thorough washing of hands before meals.
• Warning about the health risks associated with counterfeiting. There are many counterfeit products in Vietnam, some of which are potentially hazardous to human health. Never consume purchased on the street (risk of counterfeiting, bad storage conditions) drugs. Take drugs in your luggage you may need or ask you to pharmacies international hospitals (see list below). Similarly, it should not buy alcohol (wine, spirits, "local production") in retail street, and recommended to prefer the large retail chains.
• Useful contacts on site:
French hospital: Phuong Mai, Dong Da Emergency #: (84-4) 35.74 11.11 - Tel: (84-4) 35.77.11.00
SOS International: Vietnam 51 Xuan Dieu, Tay Ho Emergencies: (84-4) 39.34.05.55 - Tel: (84-4) 39.34.06.66
Hanoi Family Medical Practice: A1 Van Phuc, Kim Ma Emergency 24h/24: 09.03.40.19.19 - Tel: (84-4) 38.43.07.48
- Ho Chi Minh City:
Franco-Vietnamese Hospital: 6, rue Nguyen Bang Luang, Phu My Hung (Saigon South), District 7. Tel: (84-8) 5411.33.33
International SOS Company: 167A Nam Ky Khoi Nghia St, District 3. Tel: (84-8) 3829.84.24
International Medical Centre (IMC - Alain Carpentier Foundation): 1, Han Thuyen Street, District 1. Tel: (84-8) 3827.23.67 (emergency 24h/24) 3827.23.66 Website: http://www.cmi-vietnam.comEuropean
Dental Clinic: 17A Le Van Mien - P. Thao Dien - District 2. Tel: (84-8) 09 3744.97.44 or 1874.92.04
Family Medical Practice HCMC Diamond Plaza, 34 Le Duan, District 1. Tel. : (84-8) 3822 7848 , Fax: +84 8 3822 7859, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Family Medical Practice Da Nang 50-52 Nguyen Van Linh, Nam Duong Ward, Hai Chau District. Tel: (84) 511 3582 699 Fax: (84) 511 3583 049. Email: email@example.com