First of all then, I'll check for the US Government recommendations
for travel to Thailand.
On the The Bureau of Consular Affairs website [
http://travel.state.gov ], there is a link on the main page which
caught my eye immediately which leads to "Tips for Students" [
http://travel.state.gov/studentinfo.html ], including lots of useful
information which you might like to have a read through.
The main thing though, is finding out exactly what we need for
Thailand so following a link from the students page I mentioned
earlier, we come to the homepage of the National Center for Infectious
Diseases [ http://www.cdc.gov ].
On the destinations page for South East Asia, it lists the
vaccinations needed for this area which are:
- Hepatitis A or immune globulin (IG).
- Hepatitis B if you might be exposed to blood (for example,
health-care workers), have sexual contact with the local population,
stay longer than 6 months in the region, or be exposed through medical
- Japanese encephalitis, only if you plan to visit rural areas for 4
weeks or more, except under special circumstances, such as a known
outbreak of Japanese encephalitis.
- Rabies, if you might be exposed to wild or domestic animals through
your work or recreation.
- Typhoid vaccination is particularly important because of the
presence of S. typhi strains resistant to multiple antibiotics in this
- As needed, booster doses for tetanus-diphtheria and measles, and a
one-time dose of polio for adults.
Taken from page: http://www.cdc.gov/travel/seasia.htm (a third of the
Quite a few then!
There is a huge amount of information on the site too.
The clinic I mentioned in Irving is part of the Las Colinas Medical
Group and are located on the Boulevard of the same name.
The site, [ http://www.travelhealthy.net ], is mainly an information
page and they seem to cover all of the vaccinations mentioned above:
For a small map and contact information, view the following page:
They seem to be a highly qualified group of doctors:
I hope this provides you with all the information that you need.
Yahoo Fort Worth Healthcare
World Health Organization