Travel Vaccinations for Cook Islands

Vaccines To Consider When Visiting Cook Islands

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
From £93
Hepatitis B - Currently Unavailable ***
From £57
Rabies Vaccine - In Stock
From £75
Typhoid
From £60
Tetanus, Diphtheria and Polio
From £50

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Destination Information for Cook Islands

The Cook Islands are made up of 15 islands, linked politically to New Zealand, in the South Pacific, and scattered over a large area. The largest of the islands is Rarotonga, which is home to the capital city, Avarua. Popular as a destination for snorkelling and scuba diving, the Cook Islands are thought to be reminiscent of Hawaii prior to the development of the large tourist industry.

The islands were first sighted by Captain Cook in 1770, and became a British protectorate in 1888, before administrative control was transferred to New Zealand in 1900. In 1965 the residents of the Cook Islands chose to become a self-governing parliamentary democracy in free association with New Zealand.

Most people come to the Cook Islands for the beaches, of which there are many – the best being at Muri Lagoon and Titikaveka. Pristine white sands are bordered by clear sparkling waters, with some developed tourist resorts on the larger islands of Rarotonga and Aitutaki. The volcanic nature of the islands makes for some stunning mountainous scenery should you wish to venture further inland.

Malaria and regions within country:
Malaria is not normally present in The Cook Islands.

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Non Vaccinated Diseases

Zika virus

Zika virus is usually transmitted by the bite of an infected Aedes species mosquito. These mosquitoes are most active during the day, especially during mid-morning, then late afternoon and dusk through to evening. For most people it's a very mild infection with minor or no symptoms, but is more of a risk to pregnant woman as it could result in certain birth defects.

Travel Kits and Accessories
Price
Deet 50% (100ml)
£8
Deet 50% (50ml)
£6
Lifesystems EX4 Anti-Mozzie Fabric Spray 350ml
£8.50
Lifesystems Micro Mosquito Net (Single)
£20
Lifesystems Micro Mosquito Net (Double)
£25
Natural Mosquito Repellent (100ml)
£7.75

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

Dengue Fever

Dengue Fever is a viral disease which develops from mosquito bites during the day time. There is no treatment, only symptomatic relief. Symptoms include: High fever (40°C), severe headache, pain behind the eyes, muscle and joint pains, nausea, vomiting, swollen glands and a rash usually lasting for 2-7 days. WHO estimates 390 million cases of Dengue infections per year.

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