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Travel Vaccinations for Christmas Island

Vaccines To Consider When Visiting Christmas Island

A consultation will be completed with one of our specialist travel health nurses to assess your individual travel plans and health background before making recommendations, which can then be administered during the same appointment.

Hepatitis A - Adult
From £93
Hepatitis B (call to reserve)
From £57
Rabies
From £75
Typhoid
From £60
Tetanus, Diphtheria & Polio
From £50

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Destination Information for Christmas Island

Christmas Island is an Australian territory in the Indian Ocean, although geographically it’s located much closer to Indonesia. The island was discovered on Christmas Day 1643 and was originally settled on by the UK in 1888, before sovereignty was transferred to Australia in 1958. The main resource on Christmas Island is phosphate, the mining of which was the main reason for the island’s settlement. Its coastline is mainly cliffs, with a few small bays of shingle beaches. Inland is rainforest, and around two thirds of the island is national park.

For the active traveller, there’s plenty to do on Christmas Island, including hiking, diving, snorkelling, caving, whale watching and mountain biking. Christmas Island’s migration of red crabs is famous, as each winter around 120 million amazing red crabs swarm onto the beaches, making for an incredible sight.

The climate here is tropical, with a dry season from May to November. There are a number of places to stay on the island, along with a medical centre and post office, and plenty of bar and restaurants. This may seem a remote destination, but if you’re on the hunt for an unusual exotic location offering sundrenched beaches, plenty of wildlife and a warm welcome from the locals, consider Christmas Island.

Infections and Outbreaks frequently change from country to country and by attending our clinics you will be given the most up to date clinical and safety advice from our team of specialists. Our advice to you often includes aspects such as:

Malaria and regions within country:

Malaria is not normally present on Christmas island.

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Non Vaccinated Diseases

Chikungunya

Chikungunya is a viral disease transmitted to humans by infected mosquitoes and it causes fever and severe joint pain. Other symptoms include muscle pain, headache, nausea, fatigue and rash. Joint pain is often debilitating and can vary in duration. The disease shares some clinical signs with Dengue, and can be misdiagnosed in areas where Dengue is common. There is no cure for the disease. Treatment is focused on relieving the symptoms.

Travel Kits and Accessories
Price
Deet 50% - 100ml
£8
Deet 50% - 50ml
£6
Lifesystems Bed Bug Barrier Bedsheet
£12.99
Lifesystems EX4 Anti-Mozzie Fabric Spray - 350ml
£8.50
Lifesystems Micro Mosquito Net - Single
£20
Lifesystems Micro Mosquito Net - Double
£25