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Malaria, vaccinations North Korea - relevant?
It is important with the right travel immunisations for North Korea.
Here is information about which vaccinations are needed for a trip to North Korea depending on the length of your trip.

Select duration of the journey
Less than 1 month
1 to 5 months
6 months or longer

North Korea - Less than 1 month

By a journey to North Korea on less than 1 month recommend protection against the following infections:

Recommended vaccinationsStarting

Diphtheria1 day
Hepatitis A (infectious hepatitis)1 week
Tetanus1 day
Malaria-


V
1 week
When to start vaccinations before leaving::




Diphtheria
Diphtheria is a serious throat infection, which infects from person-to-person through the air. The vaccination should be less than 10 years old otherwise a booster is needed.
Read more about diphteria here.

Hepatitis A (infectious hepatitis)
Infectious hepatitis infects through contaminated food and water. Vaccination consists of two injections about 12 months apart, which protects for up to 25 years. The first vaccination protects for 12 months. 
Read more about hepatitis A here.
The hepatitis A vaccine can be combined with the vaccine against hepatitis B

Tetanus
Tetanus is a complication to wounds contaminated by soil. If there has been a vaccination within the past 10 years it is not necessary to give a booster in case of wounds and accidents. Tetanus vaccinations are usually given in combination with diphtheria vaccine. If you are previously vaccinated, the vaccine can be given right up to departure.

Malaria
Risk of malaria in this area is small, and prevention by malaria tablets is not recommended. Protection against mosquito bites by using impregnated bed nets at night will reduce the risk.
Read more about malaria here.

The information on malaria risk in individual countries are based on the sources found here

North Korea - Less than 1 month

By a journey to North Korea on less than 1 month recommend protection against the following infections:

Recommended vaccinationsStarting

Diphtheria1 day
Hepatitis A (infectious hepatitis)1 week
Tetanus1 day
Malaria-


V
1 week
When to start vaccinations before leaving::




North Korea - 1 to 5 months

By a journey to North Korea on 1 to 5 months recommend protection against the following infections:

Recommended vaccinationsStarting

Diphtheria1 day
Hepatitis A (infectious hepatitis)1 week
Hepatitis B3 - 4 weeks
Meningitis1 week
Tetanus1 day
Malaria-
Japanese encephalitis3 weeks


V
3 - 4 weeks
When to start vaccinations before leaving::




Diphtheria
Diphtheria is a serious throat infection, which infects from person-to-person through the air. The vaccination should be less than 10 years old otherwise a booster is needed.
Read more about diphteria here.

Hepatitis A (infectious hepatitis)
Infectious hepatitis infects through contaminated food and water. Vaccination consists of two injections about 12 months apart, which protects for up to 25 years. The first vaccination protects for 12 months. 
Read more about hepatitis A here.
The hepatitis A vaccine can be combined with the vaccine against hepatitis B

Hepatitis B
Hepatitis B infects through blood, sexual activities and, in small children, through saliva. The vaccination consists of 2 vaccinations about 4 weeks apart and a third 6 months later. The protection is for at least 25 years perhaps life long. 
Read more about hepatitis B here.
The hepatitis B vaccine can be combined with the vaccine against hepatitis A.

Meningitis
Meningitis due to meningococcus bacteria infect from person to person through the air. The vaccine protects against infection for 3 years after 1 vaccination. There are two vaccines: One protects only against type A and C. The other protects against A, C, W135 and Y and is used for travel to Saudi Arabia (especially Hajj) and West Africa.

Read more about meningitis here.

Tetanus
Tetanus is a complication to wounds contaminated by soil. If there has been a vaccination within the past 10 years it is not necessary to give a booster in case of wounds and accidents. Tetanus vaccinations are usually given in combination with diphtheria vaccine. If you are previously vaccinated, the vaccine can be given right up to departure.

Malaria
Risk of malaria in this area is small, and prevention by malaria tablets is not recommended. Protection against mosquito bites by using impregnated bed nets at night will reduce the risk.
Read more about malaria here.

The information on malaria risk in individual countries are based on the sources found here

Japanese encephalitis

Japanese encephalitis is caused by a virus spread by mosquitoes. Vaccination consists of 3 injections with 2 weeks apart and protects for up to 2 years. Vaccination should start 4 weeks before departure.
Travellers, whose visits are restricted to major urban areas, are at lower risk for acquiring JE and generally should not be advised to be vaccinated.
Read more about japanese encephalitis here.

North Korea - Less than 1 month

By a journey to North Korea on less than 1 month recommend protection against the following infections:

Recommended vaccinationsStarting

Diphtheria1 day
Hepatitis A (infectious hepatitis)1 week
Tetanus1 day
Malaria-


V
1 week
When to start vaccinations before leaving::




North Korea - 1 to 5 months

By a journey to North Korea on 1 to 5 months recommend protection against the following infections:

Recommended vaccinationsStarting

Diphtheria1 day
Hepatitis A (infectious hepatitis)1 week
Hepatitis B3 - 4 weeks
Meningitis1 week
Tetanus1 day
Malaria-
Japanese encephalitis3 weeks


V
3 - 4 weeks
When to start vaccinations before leaving::




North Korea - 6 months or longer

By a journey to North Korea on 6 months or longer recommend protection against the following infections:

Recommended vaccinationsStarting

Diphtheria1 day
Tuberkulosis6 weeks
Hepatitis A (infectious hepatitis)1 week
Hepatitis B3 - 4 weeks
Meningitis1 week
Rabies4 weeks
Tetanus1 day
Typhoid1 week
Japanese encephalitis3 weeks
Malaria-


V
6 weeks
When to start vaccinations before leaving::




Diphtheria
Diphtheria is a serious throat infection, which infects from person-to-person through the air. The vaccination should be less than 10 years old otherwise a booster is needed.
Read more about diphteria here.

Tuberkulosis
The vaccine against tuberculosis, BCG, is recommended to people stationed in high-risk areas for more than 6 months, who have not been previously vaccinated. The vaccine contains live bacteria which produces a small wound, as well as scar after healing. The whole process takes 4 to 8 weeks.
Read more about tuberculosis here.

Hepatitis A (infectious hepatitis)
Infectious hepatitis infects through contaminated food and water. Vaccination consists of two injections about 12 months apart, which protects for up to 25 years. The first vaccination protects for 12 months. 
Read more about hepatitis A here.
The hepatitis A vaccine can be combined with the vaccine against hepatitis B

Hepatitis B
Hepatitis B infects through blood, sexual activities and, in small children, through saliva. The vaccination consists of 2 vaccinations about 4 weeks apart and a third 6 months later. The protection is for at least 25 years perhaps life long. 
Read more about hepatitis B here.
The hepatitis B vaccine can be combined with the vaccine against hepatitis A.

Meningitis
Meningitis due to meningococcus bacteria infect from person to person through the air. The vaccine protects against infection for 3 years after 1 vaccination. There are two vaccines: One protects only against type A and C. The other protects against A, C, W135 and Y and is used for travel to Saudi Arabia (especially Hajj) and West Africa.

Read more about meningitis here.

Rabies
The vaccination consists of 3 injections at day 0, 7 and 28 and must therefore start 4 weeks before departure. Vaccination protects for 5 years. If exposed to rabies, the "post-exposure" vaccinations are reduced from five to two if immunized before being bitten with 3 injections. 
Read more about rabies here.

Tetanus
Tetanus is a complication to wounds contaminated by soil. If there has been a vaccination within the past 10 years it is not necessary to give a booster in case of wounds and accidents. Tetanus vaccinations are usually given in combination with diphtheria vaccine. If you are previously vaccinated, the vaccine can be given right up to departure.

Typhoid
Typhoid is the most serious of the Salmonella infections. There are two types of vaccine: 
1. Vaccine for injection,  one  vaccination protect up to 3 years. 
2. A live vaccine in capsules, which is swallowed. Three capsules are taken 2 days apart and provide protection for a year.
Read more about typhoid here.
Read more about diarrhoea here.

Typhoid
Typhoid is the most serious of the Salmonella infections. There are two types of vaccine: 
1. Vaccine for injection,  one  vaccination protect up to 3 years. 
2. A live vaccine in capsules, which is swallowed. Three capsules are taken 2 days apart and provide protection for a year.
Read more about typhoid here.
Read more about diarrhoea here.

Japanese encephalitis
Japanese encephalitis is caused by a virus spread by mosquitoes. Vaccination consists of 3 injections with 2 weeks apart and protects for up to 2 years. Vaccination should start 4 weeks before departure. 
Read more about japanese encephalitis here.

Malaria
Risk of malaria in this area is small, and prevention by malaria tablets is not recommended. Protection against mosquito bites by using impregnated bed nets at night will reduce the risk.
Read more about malaria here.

The information on malaria risk in individual countries are based on the sources found here