Vaccines advised to ALL Palau visitors

Vaccines advised to SOME Palau 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 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.

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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.

Malaria and regions within country:

Malaria is not normally present in Palau.

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 Palau. Please contact the FCO for advice.

Vaccine Information for Palau

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: 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: 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

Non-Vaccinated Diseases

Disease
Source
Our Advice
Disease: Dengue Fever
Source: Mosquitos
Our Advice: Use 50%+ Deet insect repellent
Disease: Filariasis
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: Leptospirosis
Source: Animals to humans
Our Advice: Avoid swallowing flood waters or water from lakes, rivers, and swamps. Avoid wading in flooded areas, especially if you have any cuts or abrasions
Source: Contaminated food and water, person to person
Our Advice: Tummy kit and Tummy Kit +

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