Vaccine / Immunization

Immunization is one of the most important things you can do to protect your children’s health. If you fail to vaccinate, your child could become seriously ill.

Here are the vaccines recommended for children born in Thailand.

Vaccination Schedule
Every year, the Royal College of Pediatricians of Thailand and the Pediatric Infectious Disease Society of Thailand releases the vaccination schedule for Thai children.  

It will be updated annually around March to April. You can find the latest version at the website of Pediatric Infectious Disease Society of Thailand.

Standard Vaccination
Here an overview over vaccinations that are part of the standard mix recommended by most hospitals in Thailand. 

New born

  • BCG vaccine against Tuberculosis
  • Hepatitis B vaccine, first dose

1 month

  • Hepatitis B vaccine, second dose

2 months

  • Diphtheria, Pertussis, Tetanus, Polio and HIB vaccine, first dose

4 months

  • Diphtheria, Pertussis, Tetanus, Polio and HIB vaccine, second dose

6 months

  • Diphtheria, Pertussis, Tetanus, Polio and HIB vaccine, third dose
  • Hepatitis B vaccine, third dose

9 – 12 months

  • Japanese B Encephalitis vaccine (Lived vaccine), first dose.
  • Japanese B Encephalitis vaccine, second dose (3-12 months apart)

12 months  

  • Measles Mumps Rubella vaccine (MMR), first dose

12 months up

  • Varicella vaccine (Chicken pox)

18 months

  • Diphtheria, Pertussis, Tetanus and Polio vaccine, first booster

2 years up 

  • Hepatitis A vaccine, first dose
  • Hepatitis A vaccine, second dose (6-12 months apart)

 4-6 years

  • Diphtheria, Pertussis, Tetanus and Polio vaccine, second booster
  • Measles – Mumps – Rubella vaccine (MMR), second dose

12-16 years
Diphtheria and Tetanus vaccine (Tdap)

Other Vaccination
For other vaccines, consult your pediatrician or an immunization expert:

  • Influenza vaccine, possible from age 6 months or older
  • Pneumococcal vaccine, 2 – 8 months of age 
  • Rotavirus vaccine, 2 – 8 months of age 
  • Chickenpox, 1 year of age
  • Human Papillomavirus Virus (HPV) vaccine against cervical cancer, age 9 years or older

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