No vaccinations are required except for
yellow fever if you are coming from an area where the disease is
present. However, visitors should to have up-to-date
inoculations against polio, meningitis, tuberculosis, TABT
(typhoid, paratyphoid A&B and tetanus), hepatitis A&B, and
Japanese encephalitis. Malaria is present in most of the region
and it is advisable to take precautions especially if traveling
off the beaten track. Medical facilities are rather limited in
all countries and it is essential to take out a good medical
insurance policy before traveling in case evacuation is needed.
Although international medical centers are available in Hanoi
and Ho Chi Minh city but it can be expensive for emergency care.
So, health and emergency medical insurance prior to travel in
Vietnam is highly recommended for foreigners.
Clinics with qualified Vietnamese and foreigner doctors to treat
Viet Duc Hospital - 40 Trang Thi street - Hoan Kiem district -
Tel: (84-4) 8253531
Asia Emergency Assistance - 31 Hai Ba Trung street - Hoan Kiem
district - Tel: (84-4) 9340500
Ho Chi Minh city:
Asia Emergency Assistance: 65 Nguyen Du street - District 1 -
Tel: (84-8) 8298520
Columbia International Healthcare - 08 Alexandre de Rhodes
street - District 1 - Tel: (84-8) 8238445