However, they cannot choose which vaccine they will receive as the government has allocated the different vaccines for separate target groups.Read more
Efficacy of a coronavirus vaccine from Sinovac has been found to be as low as 50.4 percent by researchers.Read more
Despite the arrival of COVID-19 in the Lao PDR last month, the health system here is continuing to provide essential health services – and in particular immunizationRead more
Before I left for my first trip to Laos, I was advised by my doctor that I needed a myriad of different vaccinations. My arm was certainly sore after I left the clinic that day! I wondered, of course, were these shots really necessary? Would Laos be a dangerous place teeming with bacteria, viruses and rabid wildlife?
Now that I have the medicine in my veins, it’s too late for me to worry about it, but I wanted to provide newcomers with this information so that they can choose for themselves which vaccinations they really need, and which they don’t.
The following are the recommended vaccinations for a visit to Laos:Read more