Vaccines advised to ALL Mauritius visitors

Vaccination
Course
Per Dose

Vaccines advised to SOME Mauritius 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 Mauritius

If you’re looking for a dream luxury beach holiday, Mauritius has probably popped up on your search results already. This island paradise in the Indian Ocean is the destination of choice for many sun-seekers, honeymooners and anyone who wants a stunning and memorable getaway.

There’s a lot more to Mauritius than just sun, perfect sands and stunning beaches, though. Travellers of all tastes will find something here to inspire them: from hiking and watersports to amazing marine life and rare wildlife, Mauritius is a small island that makes a big impact.

Situated to the East of Madagascar, Mauritius was first discovered by Arab sailors in around the 9th century. It was subsequently found by the Portuguese in 1505, but there were no permanent settlers on the island until it was colonised by the Dutch in 1598. Following battles between the French and the British, Mauritius became an independent nation in 1968, and today has a blend of Indian, African and European influences.

The Northern areas of the island are a hotspot for holidaymakers, with a great combination of beaches, nightlife and restaurants. Mauritius’ capital, Port Louis, is home to tourist attractions aplenty, including markets, shops, casinos and tours to rum distilleries and dolphin safaris.

You can also head further South and to the East to experience the wilder side of the island. There’s so much to see and do here, that there’s something for everyone to fall in love with in this incredible country.

Useful Links

International travel clinic locator: www.istm.org

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

British Embassy

British High Commission Port Louis
7th floor, Cascades Building
Edith Cavell Street, P.O. box 1063
Port Louis
Mauritius

Email: bhc@intnet.mu
Enquiries Telephone: +230 2029400

Vaccine Information for Mauritius

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: 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
Price
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
£32.00
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
£32.00
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
£32.00

Non-Vaccinated Diseases

Disease
Source
Our Advice
Source: Insects
Our Advice: Use 50%+Deet insect repellent
Disease: Chikungunya
Source: Mosquitos
Our Advice: Use 50% Deet+ insect repellent
Disease: Dengue Fever
Source: Mosquitos
Our Advice: Use 50%+ Deet insect repellent
Disease: Filariasis
Source: Mosquitos
Our Advice: Use 50% Deet+ insect repellent
Disease: Leishmaniasis
Source: Sandfly
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).
Source: Contaminated food and water, person to person
Our Advice: Tummy kit and Tummy Kit +
Disease: Brucellosis
Source: Animals to humans
Our Advice: Avoid eating or drinking unpasteurized milk, cheese, or ice cream (including queso fresco)
Disease: Schistosomiasis
Source: Parasitic Flatworms in fresh water ponds, lakes, rivers and canals
Our Advice: Avoid swimming or wading in freshwater. Drink safe water
Disease: Trypanosomiasis
Source: Insects
Our Advice: Use 50% Deet+ insect repellent

Additional Health Risks Information for Mauritius

As a popular tourist destination for sun-seekers and honeymooners looking for luxury in the tropics, Mauritius is generally a safe place to visit. Most crime here is not violent, but tourists may be targeted for their valuables. Make use of your hotel safe, and avoid walking alone or after dark in unfamiliar places.

Mauritius is famous for water sports, however you should ensure that any activity you take part in is organised by an operator with a valid permit. Be meticulous about your own health and safety, particular if you’re going out to sea on a boat or other vessel. If you’re visiting Mauritius during the cyclone season from November to May, make yourself aware of the local advice for what to do in the event of a tropical storm. Flooding, damage to property, damaged roads and landslides can occur.

Consult a travel clinic for the necessary vaccines before travelling. There are good private healthcare facilities available in Mauritius. If you’re staying in a holiday resort, your tour operator or hotel staff will be able to direct you to the most suitable place to seek treatment. You will need to have adequate travel insurance in place to cover the cost of any medical care you receive, or of evacuation to a neighbouring country if more complex treatment is required. Although there are no mosquitos carrying Malaria in Mauritius, there are cases of dengue fever which is also transmitted in the same way. Take all available precautions to avoid being bitten.

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