Recommended Travel Vaccines for South Korea
|ALL TRAVELLERS||SOME TRAVELLERS||COURSE*|
|Diphtheria||Anytime before travel|
|Hepatitis A||2 weeks before travel|
|Hepatitis B||3 weeks before travel|
|Japanese Encephalitis||3 months before travel|
|MMR||1 month before travel|
|Rabies||4 weeks before travel|
|Tetanus||Anytime before travel|
|Typhoid||2 weeks before travel|
*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 to complete courses or for vaccines to become fully effective. You can always start your course of vaccinations earlier than stated, as vaccines work best when your body has time to process them. 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.
Other Health Risks
Dengue Fever in South Korea
There is a risk of Dengue Fever. 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.