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 Vaccinations for Fiji
Vaccines To Consider When Visiting Fiji
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.
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Destination Information for Fiji
The archipelago country of Fiji is set in the South Pacific between Hawaii and New Zealand, and is made up of over 300 islands, approximately 110 of which are inhabited. Tourists from all over the world come to Fiji for its coral reefs and beautifully warm tropical waters. The land is mostly mountainous and volcanic, with remote villages hidden among the roads and trails which crisscross the landscape. Fiji was a British colony until 1970, when it gained independence.
Two of Fiji’s many islands are distinctly larger than the others. The main island, Viti Levu, is the largest and where the majority of the population is concentrated. It is home to the capital, Suva, with nightlife, restaurants and colonial architecture. Tourism is Fiji’s main source of income, and there are a variety of resorts, including world-class luxury destinations, across the islands. It’s a popular honeymoon destination, as well as attracting the rich and famous in search of a remote, uncrowded beach paradise.
Thrill-seekers will find plenty to do here alongside the obvious swimming, sunbathing and snorkelling opportunities. Try your hand at white water rafting, kayaking and even skydiving, with stunning views from the air before you make your jump. Birdwatching and hiking are popular activities, as the islands are home to many exotic species of birds, insects and plant life. The peak tourist season in Fiji is June to September, with low rainfall and low humidity, making this a comfortable time of year to visit and avoid the heavy rains of the wet season.
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:
- Food and water hygiene
- Insect and animal bite avoidances
- Personal safety
- Sexually transmitted infections
- Sun protection
- Altitude sickness
Malaria and regions within country:
Malaria is not normally present in Fiji.