Vaccines advised to ALL Christmas Island visitors

Vaccination
Course
Per Dose

Vaccines advised to SOME Christmas Island visitors i The vaccines you need will depend on where in the country you are visiting, how long you will stay and what activities you will undertake during your trip. During your consultation our nurse will advise if you should consider any of the following vaccinations.

NOTE: British travellers should also ensure they have adequate protection from MEASLES, MUMPS and RUBELLA and TUBERCULOSIS, which are normally given as part of the childhood vaccination schedule.

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.

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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.

Malaria and regions within country:

Malaria is not normally present on Christmas island.

Useful Links

International travel clinic locator: www.istm.org

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office: www.fco.gov.uk

British Embassy

There is no British embassy on Christmas Island. Please contact the FCO for advice.

Vaccine Information for Christmas Island

Disease & Source
Vaccination Details
Course
Price
Disease: Hepatitis A
Source: Contaminated food and water
Vaccination Details

One of the following vaccination courses may be recommended:

  • A single course injection of Havrix Monodose to cover against Hepatitis A
  • A course of three injections of Twinrix to cover against Hepatitis A and Hepatitis B
  • A single dose of Hepatyrix to cover against Hepatitis A and Typhoid fever
Course
Varies
Price
Varies
Disease: Hepatitis B
Source: Infected blood and bodily fluids
Vaccination Details

One of the following vaccination courses may be recommended:

  • A course of three injections of Energix B to cover against Hepatitis B
  • A course of three injections of Twinrix to cover against Hepatitis A and Hepatitis B
Course
Varies
Price
Varies
Disease: Rabies
Source: Animal to person
Vaccination Details

A course of three injections of the vaccine (Rabies BP or Rabipur) will cover against Rabies and is recommended. In the event of possible exposure to Rabies, urgent medical attention should be sought, even in those who have received pre-exposure vaccines.

Course
3 doses
Price
Per Dose ££75.00
Disease: Diphtheria
Source: Person to person
Vaccination Details

A single injection of Revaxis will protect against Tetanus, Diphtheria and Polio. In the UK, the TDP vaccination against Diphtheria infection is part of the childhood immunisation schedule.

Course
1 dose
Price
£50.00
Disease: Tetanus
Source: Puncture wounds, burns and intravenous drug use
Vaccination Details

A single injection of Revaxis will protect against Tetanus, Diphtheria and Polio. In the UK, the TDP vaccination against Diphtheria infection is part of the childhood immunisation schedule.

Course
1 dose
Price
£50.00
Disease: Polio
Source: Contaminated food and water
Vaccination Details

A single injection of Revaxis will protect against Tetanus, Diphtheria and Polio. In the UK, the TDP vaccination against Diphtheria infection is part of the childhood immunisation schedule.

Course
1 dose
Price
£50.00

Non-Vaccinated Diseases

Disease
Source
Our Advice
Disease: Dengue Fever
Source: Mosquitos
Our Advice: Use 50%+ Deet insect repellent
Disease: Filariasis
Source: Mosquitos
Our Advice: Use 50% Deet+ insect repellent
Disease: HIV/AIDS
Source: Bodily Fluids
Our Advice: Use a condom for sex and to never share needles or other injecting equipment (including syringes, spoons and swabs).
Source: Contaminated food and water, person to person
Our Advice: Tummy kit and Tummy Kit +

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