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Travel Vaccinations for Palau

Vaccines To Consider When Visiting Palau

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 - Adult
From £93
Hepatitis B (call to reserve)
From £57
Rabies
From £75
Typhoid
From £60
Tetanus, Diphtheria & Polio
From £50

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Destination Information for Palau

Palau is generally considered a safe country to visit, with low crime levels. The biggest threat to health while on the islands is through accident or injury. Many people come to Palau to take part in sporting activities, especially diving around the multiple and fascinating shipwrecks in the area. If you are planning to dive, ensure that you do so with someone who knows the area well, and that you are using suitable equipment. Some drops are suitable for experienced divers only. There is likely to be an amount of unexploded ordinance in diving areas and elsewhere in Palau, so take extra care while you explore.

The main hospital is Belau National Hospital in Koror, which is reasonably well-equipped to deal with most medical issues. Elsewhere in Palau you may only be able to receive treatment for routine problems, and doctors will expect to be paid in advance of treatment. Ensure that you have adequate travel insurance in place which will cover medical evacuation and repatriation if necessary, and that you have funds accessible to cover any upfront costs.  There have been reports of mosquito borne diseases such as dengue fever and Zika, for which there is no vaccine. If you are pregnant or planning pregnancy it is advisable to reconsider travel to the island. Take sensible steps to avoid being bitten by the daytime biting mosquitoes by using insect repellent between dusk and dawn.

As a Pacific archipelago, Palau is subject to a tropical climate, and the associated cyclones and flooding. Check local conditions for your specific destination before you travel.

Palau is a paradise for divers, with some of the world’s most impressive reefs, colourful corals and stunning marine life. Blue Corner, one of Palau’s more magical sites, is situated in the Rock Islands and can be reached by boat from Koror. The Rock Islands are mostly uninhabited, and are also home to Jellyfish Lake, where you can safely swim amongst millions of jellyfish which have very weak and harmless stings, a truly unique and memorable experience. There are a number of high quality resorts on the islands, mainly in and around Koror, although you’ll also find basic hotels and guesthouses, depending on the experience you want to have in this wild and untamed island paradise.

Infections and Outbreaks frequently change from country to country and by attending our clinics you will be given the most up to date clinical and safety advice from our team of specialists. Our advice to you often includes aspects such as:

Malaria and regions within country:

Malaria is not normally present in Palau.

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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