Information on this page is only intended as a guide to the travel vaccinations recommended for this country

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

Recommended Travel Vaccines for South Korea

ALL TRAVELLERSSOME TRAVELLERSCOURSE*
Diphtheriawidth=Anytime before travel
1 dose
Hepatitis Awidth=2 weeks before travel
1 dose
Hepatitis Bwidth=3 weeks before travel
3 doses
Japanese Encephalitiswidth=3 months before travel
2 doses
MMRwidth=1 month before travel
2 doses
Rabies width=4 weeks before travel
3 doses
Tetanus width=Anytime before travel
1 dose
Typhoid width=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 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.

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. 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.

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.