No vaccinations are required. However, visitors are advised to have up-to-date inoculations for Cholera, Hepatitis A and B, Malaria, Typhoid, Tetanus, Tuberculosis and Japanese Encephalitis.
Malaria is a mosquito-borne illness and is prevalent in only the most remote regions of Vietnam especially during the rainy season when mosquitoes breed. There are several ways to reduce the possibility of contracting malaria. Mosquitoes are most active at dawn and dusk and so it’s advisable to wear long sleeves, trousers and socks at these times and to apply repellent to any exposed skin. It is best to consult with your doctor on the best preventative measures.
FOOD & WATER
Fresh fruit and vegetables should always be peeled or washed thoroughly with purified water. Bottled water should be used at all times for drinking. Boiled drinks such as coffee or tea are fine. Ice is usually OK at restaurants, but should be treated carefully.
Over the counter prescription drugs are widely available in major cities, but it is best to bring frequently used medicines from home. It is also recommended that visitors bring a basic travel first-aid kit with band-aids, anti-infection creams, mosquito repellant, and the like. There are several medical clinics in Hanoi and Saigon staffed by foreign medical personnel.
Bach Mai Hospital
78 Giai Phong St., Dong Da District, Hanoi
Tel: +84 (4) 3869-3731 / 3869-3732
Huu Nghi (Friendship) Hospital
1 Tran Khanh Du St.
Tel:+84 (4) 3972 2231
Vietnam International Hospital (Vietnam French Hospital)
01 Phuong Mai, Dong Da District, Hanoi
Tel: +84 (4) 3574-0740
Fax: +84 (4) 3869 8443
Emergency: +84 (4) 574-1111
Viet – Duc Hospital
40 Trang Thi St., Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi
Tel: 84 (4) 3825 3531
Vietnam – Cuba Hospital
37 Hai Ba Trung St., Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi
Tel: +84 (4) 3825-5954/3825-3304
Saint Paul Hospital
59 Tran Phu / 12 Chu Van An, Ba Dinh District, Hanoi
Tel: 84 (4) 3823-3064/3823-3073
Hanoi Family Medical Practice
298 Kim Ma, Ba Dinh District.
Tel: +84 (4) 3843-0748
+84 (4) 3846-1748/49
Fax: +84 (4) 3846-1750 – 24-hour
International SOS – 24 hour alarm center
31 Hai Ba Trung St., Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi
Tel: +84 (4) 3934-0555
Fax: +84 (4) 3934-0556
HO CHI MINH CITY
Cho Ray Hospital
201B Nguyen Chi Thanh, Dist. 5
Tel: +84 (8) 3855-4137/8
Fax: +84 (8) 3855-7267
Columbia Gia Dinh Clinic
01 No Trang Long, Binh Thanh Dist.
Tel: +84 (8) 3803-0678
Fax: +84 (8) 3803-0677
International SOS – 24 hour alarm center
65 Nguyen Du, Dist. 1
Tel: +84 (8) 3829-8424
Fax: +84 (8) 3829-8551
Emergency Number: +84 (8) 3829-8520
Columbia Saigon Clinic
8 Alexandre De Rhodes St., Dist. 1
Tel: +84 (8) 3823-8455
Fax: +84 (8) 3823-8454
146 An Binh St., Dist. 5
Tel: +84 (8) 3838-1551
Fax: +84 (8) 3838-1554
01 Han Thuyen, Dist. 1
Tel: +84 (8) 3827 2366 (24 hours)
consultations & hospitalizations
125 Le Loi St., Dist. 1
Tel:+84 (8) 3826 589
167 Pasteur St. Dist. 3
Tel: +84 (8) 823-0352
263 Tran Hung Dao, Dist. 1
Tel: +84 (8) 3837 7584
HCM Family Medical Practice
34 Le Duan, Ben Nghe, Dist. 1
Tel: +84 (8) 3822-7848
Central Medical International
24-hour Emergency Number: +84 (8) 3865-4026
1 Han Thuyen St., Dist. 1
Tel: +84 (8) 3827-2366
Fax: +84 (8) 3827-2365
Franco-Vietnam Hospital (FV Hospitals)
45 Vo Thi Sau, Dist. 1
Tel: +84 (8) 6290 6167
Fax: +84 (8) 6290 6168
06 Nguyen Luong Bang
Tel: +84 (8) 35411 3333
Fax: +84 (8) 3541 3334
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