Vaccines advised to ALL Norway visitors

Vaccination
Course
Per Dose

Vaccines advised to SOME Norway 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 Norway

Visitors to the Scandinavian country of Norway are rewarded by the site of beautiful mountains, glaciers and fjords. This truly is a stunningly beautiful destination, which is a popular stopping point for tourist cruise ships. Norway is the land of the Northern Lights, the midnight sun, polar bears in the Arctic and striking, breathtaking waterfalls.

Norway’s capital city is Oslo, in the Southeast, where the majority of the country’s 5 million population live. Surrounded by forests, hills and lakes, Oslo is a pretty city, with plenty of museums and galleries, a lively restaurant scene and excellent nightlife. If you’re into walking or hiking, the city forest of Oslo is a good place to start, or for more experienced trekkers, try alpine climbing in Jotunheimen, part of the Scandinavian Mountains. Norway allows visitors to camp freely in the countryside, as long as not on cultivated land, so this is perfect for those wanting to explore this beautiful country on foot.

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Tourists often head to Norway as a skiing destination, and it’s popular with both cross country and alpine skiers, particularly in the winter. There are a number of resorts in Trysil,Hafjell and Hemsedal in the Alps, and for summer skiing at Galdhøpiggen and Folgefonna.

Malaria and regions within country:

Malaria is not normally present in Norway.

Useful Links

International travel clinic locator: www.istm.org

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

British Embassy

British Embassy Oslo

Visiting address:
Thomas Heftyes Gate 8

Postal address: 
Oslo
0244
Norway

Email: britemb@online.no

Telephone: +47 23 13 27 00

Vaccine Information for Norway

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: 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

Non-Vaccinated Diseases

Disease
Source
Our Advice
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).

Additional Health Risks Information for Norway

Visitors to Norway will be pleased to know that crime levels are low compared to other European countries, although petty crime such as theft and pickpocketing does occur, particularly in busy tourist areas and on public transport. Take sensible precautions to protect yourself and your valuables as you would anywhere else.

If you’re planning on hiring a car and driving during your stay in Norway, be aware that the roads can be narrow and winding, and especially during the winter months they can be slippery. Winter tyres are essential. The police in Norway are very strict and will impose high fines for drink driving and speeding. In extreme weather, there may be the risk of avalanches and landslides, along with flash flooding. Check the local weather conditions before heading out.

If you are visiting Norway during the winter, be prepared for cold weather, and take suitable clothing and equipment. Particularly if you’re walking, hiking or skiing, make sure you know the signs of altitude sickness and hypothermia, and you have a reliable way to summon help if necessary. The weather can change rapidly here. During the summer, mosquitos, midges and ticks are around, especially in areas of forest. Although there is no risk of malaria it is advisable to take 50% deet repellent! Campfires are not allowed in forest areas during the summer. Tick-borne encephalitis is endemic in Norway; consult a travel health specialist, as course of the vaccine will be needed if you are doing the mentioned activities.

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