Where to get vaccinations in Phnom Penh, Cambodia: Pasteur Institute REVIEW
When you are traveling, you should always be prepared for an emergency. If you get bit by a dog, monkey, or other animal, you should immediately begin treatment with the rabies vaccination. If you receive a cut, puncture, or other injury, you might need to get a tetanus booster.
When you are in another country where you don’t speak the language, it can be hard to know where to go or what to do. This can cause a lot of stress and worry, and can even ruin a good trip.
If you are in Cambodia and you need emergency vaccination, here’s what you need to do:
When I needed an emergency vaccination, I did a lot of research. I was just traveling in Phnom Penh for a short time and didn’t know the city very well. I didn’t know where the hospitals were, how good they were, and if anyone would be able to speak English. In short, I was stressed, panicked, and worried.
But when I found the Pasteur Institute, I immediately felt better. Here was a clean, bright, efficient, western-style clinic with very professional doctors. I was seen by a doctor almost as soon as I arrived. The doctors can speak Khmer and French, and most can speak some English. I was able to explain what I needed, and the doctor was immediately able to send me to the next room to receive my jabs.
I was given my shot and an international vaccination card, and was out the door again just $34 and 45 minutes later. I was so impressed with the efficiency and comfort of the Pasteur Institute. While it definitely caters to international tourists and expats, the institute has a mission of eradicating rabies and other tropical viruses in Cambodia.
The Pasteur Institute in Phnom Penh Cambodia is located near Wat Phnom and the British Embassy at 5 Preah Monivong Blvd (93), Phnom Penh, Cambodia.
The clinic is open on weekdays from 7:00 - 17:00; on Saturdays from 7:00 - 11:30; and is closed on Sundays.
Western-trained doctors can speak Khmer and French, and some English. The clinic maintains international standards, and can issue internationally-recognized and accepted vaccination cards.
Vaccines and treatment are reasonably-priced.
The clinic is very efficient, and you will rarely have to wait.
Remember, nothing is more important than your health. If you get bit by an animal or injured, you should seek medical treatment immediately!