Travel Vaccinations for French Polynesia

Vaccines To Consider When Visiting French Polynesia

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

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Destination Information for French Polynesia

French Polynesia is an overseas territory of France in the South Pacific Ocean halfway between California and Australia, which includes over 100 islands and stretches over 2,000km. The collectivity is divided into 5 archipelagos and is often referred to as the Islands of Tahiti. Many of the islands are uninhabited and the landmass of the country as a whole is only 1,600 square miles.

The most inhabited island group of French Polynesia are the Society Islands, towards the west of the country, which is made up of high tropical islands surrounded by lagoons and coral reef. Tahiti island hosts the capital, Papeete, which has a reasonable public transport system and a number of tourist-friendly attractions, including resorts and hotels.

For travellers looking for a tranquil and idyllic getaway, with beaches and beauty aplenty, French Polynesia is ideal. There’s plenty of colonial history to explore, as the country has a dramatic past with political changes. The climate here is tropical, with cyclones occurring at certain times of year. Summer, and the best time to visit for most tourists, is November to April. If you’re hunting for the perfect souvenir or gift to take home, French Polynesia is home to the oyster Pinctada Margaritifera, creator of the rare Black Pearl, which makes for an exquisite piece of jewellery.

Malaria and regions within country:

Malaria is not normally present in French Polynesia.

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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