Vaccines advised to ALL Philippines visitors

Vaccines advised to SOME Philippines 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 Philippines. 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 Philippines

Over 7,000 islands make up the Southeast Asian country of the Philippines in the Western Pacific. The capital, Manila, is known for its ancient Chinatown and the waterfront promenade. Old Manila houses a walled city from colonial times, Intramuros, as well as Fort Santiago and the baroque San Agustin Church. There are also Spanish influences here, a legacy from 300 years of Spanish rule before independence was claimed in 1898, including on religion; the Philippines is Asia’s largest catholic country.

Some of the most popular attractions of the Philippines are in, or related to, the sea, given the island nature of the country. With world-class diving and surfing, many tourists come for the pristine reefs, immaculate beaches and incredible marine life. Inland, there are jungles, mountains and caves to explore, with natural hot springs thanks to the live volcanoes. There are many cities across the 7,000 islands of the Philippines. As well as Manila, important centres include Cebu, a major site for commerce, industry and tourism, and Davao, one of the largest cities in the world in terms of physical area, and the home of the Philippines’ tallest mountain, Mount Apo.

From stunning beaches to whale watching and water-sports, there’s something for everyone in the Philippines, whether you’re a true explorer hoping to experience a new culture and way of life, or you’re simply looking for a beautiful place to relax and unwind.

 

Learn More

Useful Links

International travel clinic locator: www.istm.org

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

British Embassy

British Embassy Manila
120 Upper McKinley Road
McKinley Hill
1634 Taguig City
Philippines

Email: ukinthephilippines@fco.gov.uk
Telephone: +63 2 858 2200

Useful Vaccinations for Philippines

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
£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
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
£50.00
Disease: Cholera
Source: Contaminated food and water
Vaccination Details

A course of two Dukoral tablets, which is administered orally.

Course
2 doses
Price
£32.50
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: Japanese Encephalitis
Source: Mosquitos
Vaccination Details

A course of two IXIARO injections over 28 days.

Course
2 doses
Price
£90.00
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: 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: 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: 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: Schistosomiasis
Source: Parasitic Flatworms in fresh water ponds, lakes, rivers and canals
Our Advice: Avoid swimming or wading in freshwater. Drink safe water
Source: Contaminated food and water, person to person
Our Advice: Tummy kit and Tummy Kit +

Additional Health Risks Information for Philippines

The Philippines is an area which is at extreme risk from terrorist attacks and other violent crime. Visitors to the north of the country should follow government travel advice, and avoid all travel to western and central Mindanao and the Sulu archipelago to the south. There is currently a ‘state of national emergency on account of lawless violence’ in place across large areas of Mindanao, the southernmost group of islands, while other areas are now under martial law with strict curfews imposed.

Crime and violence aside, there are several other factors that visitors to the Phillipines should bear in mind in order to have a safe and incident-free trip. The Philippines is in an earthquake zone, and also commonly experiences volcanic eruptions and typhoons. Check your specific destination for local advice and travel warnings, as well as information about what to do if you’re in an area experiencing a seismic event.

The Philippines has been classified as having a risk of Zika virus, which causes birth defects and has no vaccine. Take steps to prevent mosquito bites. If you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant you should not visit the Philippines. Medical care in the country is reasonable in major cities, but can be difficult to access in rural areas, and standards of care may be poor.

Book an appointment in less than a minute.
Last-minute appointments available.

Book Now