Vaccines advised to ALL Honduras visitors

Vaccines advised to SOME Honduras 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.

There is a risk of Malaria in Honduras. London Travel Clinic offers a range of antimalarials to keep you protected

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 Honduras

The Central American country of Honduras has a long Caribbean Sea coastline to the North, with the Bay lslands offshore, which are a popular diving destinations part of the Mesoamerican Barrier Reef. To the South is a much smaller area of coastline with the Pacific Ocean, sandwiched between El Salvador and Nicaragua.

These exceptional coastlines and beaches, combined with the colonial villages of Gracias, Comayagua, ancient Mayan ruins at Copan and the Moskitia National Park means Honduras is a destination with lots to offer the adventurous traveller. Sadly, the country also has a reputation for gangs and violence, so caution is advised.

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The capital, Tegucigalpa, is also the largest city, with an international airport, tourist-friendly amenities and westernised shopping areas. In the Northwest, another major hub is San Pedro Sula. If you’re looking to see a quieter and less Westernised example of city life, Comayagua, the former capital of Honduras, is a pretty colonial town with a cathedral and impressive Spanish architecture.

Exotic wildlife and rare species of birds, plants and insects are plentiful in Honduras’ national parks, as well as indigenous communities who still live according to the traditions of their ancestors. Join an organised tour where sights and activities include jungle waterfalls and night trekking, and to be sure of experiencing all the essential highlights.

Chikungunya in the Carribean/Americas

The outbreak of chikungunya virus infection in various Caribbean islands and the Americas is ongoing; WHO/PAHO has published further epidemiological data on countries reporting autochthonous transmission.

Central America:

  • Belize, 3 confirmed cases. Unchanged since Jan 9 report.
  • Costa Rica, 250 confirmed.
  • El Salvador, 145 403 suspected cases, 157 confirmed.
  • Guatemala, 31 463 suspected cases, 415 confirmed.
  • Honduras, 22 883 suspected cases, 14 confirmed.
  • Nicaragua, 19 554 suspected cases, 4153 confirmed.
  • Panama, 22 confirmed cases. Unchanged since Jan 9 report.

Malaria and regions within country:

There is a variable risk of both P.Falciparum and P.Vivax malaria throughout the whole of Honduras.

Malaria chemoprophylaxis for variable risk zones:

Chloroquine (Proguanil can be used if Chloroquine is not deemed suitable)

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 in Honduras. Please contact the FCO for advice.

Vaccine Information for Honduras

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: 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
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: Malaria
Source: Mosquitos
Vaccination Details

There are a range of different anti-malarial tablets that will be prescribed to travellers based on several factors, including: destination, medical history, family history, current medications, previous problems with anti-malarial tablets, age and pregnancy.

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: 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: Leishmaniasis
Source: Sandfly
Our Advice: Use 50% Deet+ insect repellent
Source: Contaminated food and water, person to person
Our Advice: Tummy kit and Tummy Kit +
Disease: Trypanosomiasis
Source: Insects
Our Advice: Use 50% Deet+ insect repellent

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