At least two months before departure for Thailand, visit a travel clinic or an individual doctor specializing in travel medicine.
Thailand does not require any vaccinations. The only exception is for travelers arriving in Thailand from a country on the list of Yellow Fever areas.
We follow the guidelines of the Centers For Disease Control.
Malaria is present in Thailand but rare in our programs locations of Bangkok and Chiang Mai. The CDC provides guidelines for choosing a drug to prevent malaria. Both our staff and volunteers report that taking steps to prevent mosquito bites is at least as important as taking drugs to prevent malaria.
Make sure you are up-to-date on routine vaccines including measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine, diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis vaccine, varicella (chickenpox) vaccine, polio vaccine, and yearly flu shot.
CDC also recommends the Hepatitis A and Hepatitis B vaccines.