0 x item(s)

  • Header Facebook logo
  • Header Twitter logo

Need Help? Email, Chat or Call!

Choose a category...

Vaccinations for South Korea


Book online now for the best travel health advice and vaccinations


Why Nomad?

  • Same day travel vaccination service for last minute travellers
  • Specialist travel health medical staff at each travel clinic provide up to date travel health advice on your destinations and medical conditions
  • Specialists in complex patients including pregnant women, children, people with existing conditions including diabetes and HIV/AIDS, as well as the elderly
  • Yellow fever registered centre
  • Rabies, Tickborne & Japanese Encephalitis vaccinations available
  • All travel vaccines are held in stock at each travel clinic including junior doses and ready when you need them
  • Anti-malarial consultation and supply
  • Comprehensive range of travel medical kits
  • Plus travel equipment, travel clothing and travel pharmacy on site

See our full list of vaccination prices >

Located in the East of Asia, South Korea is a country in close proximity to Japan.

Information on this page is only intended as a guide to the travel vaccinations recommended for this country. We recommend you book a consultation with one of our specialist Travel Health Nurses to determine the exact vaccinations recommended for you based on a bespoke risk assessment that will take into account your itinerary, medical history, activities and length of travel, which are all risk factors affecting your immunisation recommendations. If you would like to book with us please call 01341 555 061 or click here. For the most up to date information, visit Fit For Travel and search for the countries you are travelling to.

There has been an increase in cases of Mers-Cov in South Korea.

The risk is low to UK travellers. General infection control measures should reduce the risk.
1. Avoid close contact with someone who has respiratory infections.
2. Frequent hadwashing, especially after contact with people. Use of Hand sanitizer
3. Avoid uncooked food, raw fruit and vegatables unless they have been peeled and suitably washed.

Recommended Travel Vaccines for South Korea

  All travellers Some travellers When to get Vaccinated*
Hepatitis A   2 weeks before travel
1 dose**
Hepatitis B   3 weeks before travel
3 doses**
Japanese Encephalitis   4 weeks before travel
2 doses**
MMR   1 month before travel
2 doses
Rabies    4 weeks before travel
3 doses**
Tetanus    Anytime before travel
1 dose**
Typhoid    2 weeks before travel
1 dose**

*Vaccination schedules are approximate and are calculated based on the first dose. Schedules are subject to change depending on your individual needs and will be discussed in your appointment. These are the minimum times required for full protection, you can start your course of treatment earlier.

**Vaccines work best if given time to become fully active. These vaccinations can be given up to the day before if needed and will provide some cover. Your Travel Nurse will discuss any health implications in your appointment.

Yellow Fever in South Korea

There is no risk of Yellow Fever in South Korea.

Yellow Fever vaccination certificate is not required to enter this country.

Malaria Risk in South Korea

Malaria is present in South Korea, but is low risk.

There is no vaccination for Malaria,  you may need to take Antimalarial tablets as it is a low risk area. We recommend you have a consultation with our expert Travel Nurses to talk through your Antimalarial medication options.

For a detailed map of the Malaria risk in this country, click here  (Source: fitfortravel)

Other Health Risks

Dengue Fever in South Korea

There is a risk of Dengue Fever in this country. It is spread by a species of mosquito called Aedes aegypti, otherwise known as the ‘tiger mosquito’ which mainly bites during the day. The illness is widespread throughout the tropics and subtropics, affecting over 100 countries with approximately 50 million cases globally a year. Currently most infections occur in SE Asia, South and Central America, Mexico, Africa, Indian sub-continent, Hawaii and the Pacific. There is currently no vaccination against Dengue Fever, it is therefore important to protect yourself during the day with bite avoidance products like DEET. For more information - click here.

Travel Vaccinations by Country in Asia