Vaccines advised to ALL Pitcairn Islands visitors

Vaccination
Course
Per Dose

Vaccines advised to SOME Pitcairn Islands 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 Pitcairn Islands

Perhaps surprisingly for such a tiny settlement, there is a medical clinic and resident doctor on Pitcairn Island, but facilities here are understandably limited. With no access to the islands by air, the nearest medical facility for more serious illness or injury is in New Zealand or French Polynesia, a minimum of 4 days sailing time. Ensure that you have good travel insurance in place which will cover the cost of medical evacuation should this become necessary.  Travel vaccines are recommended before travel so visit a travel clinic for the necessary treatment and advice. There have been reports of the presence of Dengue fever, take sensible steps to avoid being bitten by the daytime biting mosquitoes by using insect repellent between dusk and dawn.

Access to the Pitcairn Islands is by boat, which can be dangerous in extreme weather conditions. Make sure to plan the timing of your visit taking this into account.

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Due to the remoteness of the Pitcairn Islands, getting there is extremely difficult. Flying is not possible and the nearest airport is 330 miles away in the Gambier Islands, from where you can catch a charter vessel. If you do manage to make the long and laborious journey, you can see the remains of the HMS Bounty, which was burned and sunk by its mutinous crew. Bounty Day is celebrated each year with a community dinner and the burning of a model ship.

Malaria and regions within country:

Malaria is not normally present in the Pitcairn Islands.

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 the Pitcairn Islands. Please contact the FCO for advice.

Vaccine Information for Pitcairn Islands

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
3 doses
Price
Per Dose ££75.00
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: Dengue Fever
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).
Source: Contaminated food and water, person to person
Our Advice: Tummy kit and Tummy Kit +

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