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What vaccinations and malarial prophylaxis do you recommend?

Before leaving for Vietnam, all clients should make sure they have received the appropriate vaccinations especially against Typhoid, Malaria and Hepatitis A. Please ask your doctor for their recommendations as their advice will be better than ours.

What are the principle risks to the clients during an expedition?

Here is severity and potential of risks matrix to help you:

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Severity (1-5)

Potential (1-5)

Road Traffic Accident

3.5

4

Local Flora and Fauna

4

1

Leeches

2

1

Disease / Epedemic

4

1

Malaria

3

1

Drowning

5

1.5

Heat Related Problems

2.5

3

Altitude Sickness

1

1

Climate / Weather conditions

1

3

Polluted Water

2

2

Contaminated Food

2

3.5

Equipment Faiure

4

1

The above list is taking into account many possible situations. And is only to help give you an idea of the possible risks in Vietnam and not during your tour. Footprint takes evey precaution to make sure you will have a safe trip. Please do the same. If you are going to be going on a major expedition or adventure please be well prepared, mentally and physically.

See also other FAQs
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