Vaccines advised to ALL Fiji visitors

Vaccines advised to SOME Fiji 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 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.

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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.

Dengue Fever in Fiji

Dengue fever cases continue to be reported from Fiji. The ministry of health has recorded 543 laboratory confirmed cases. The worst affected area is the Northern Division with 437 cases, followed by Western Division 57 cases and Central Division with 49.

The ministry of health is advising communities to be aware and help eradicate mosquito breeding sites in their area.

Advice for Travellers

Avoidance of mosquito bites, particularly during daylight hours, is recommended. Bite avoidance measures include: covering up with clothing, the use of insect repellent and bed nets impregnated with insecticide. Reduction of mosquito breeding sites around hotel rooms/homes is advised for longer term stays.

Malaria and regions within country:

Malaria is not normally present in Fiji.

Useful Links

International travel clinic locator: www.istm.org

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

British Embassy

British High Commission Suva
47 Gladstone Road
Suva
Fiji

Email: publicdiplomacy@fco.gov.uk
Telephone: +679 3229 100 or +679 3229 132

Vaccine Information for Fiji

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: 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
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: Typhoid
Source: Contaminated food and water
Vaccination Details

One of the following vaccination courses may be recommended:

  • Typhim Vi, single dose injection
  • Vivotif, 3 capsules
  • Viatim, single dose injection of Hepatitis A & Typhoid combined
Course
1 dose
Price
£60.00

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).
Disease: Leptospirosis
Source: Animals to humans
Our Advice: Avoid swallowing flood waters or water from lakes, rivers, and swamps. Avoid wading in flooded areas, especially if you have any cuts or abrasions
Source: Contaminated food and water, person to person
Our Advice: Tummy kit and Tummy Kit +

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