Vaccines advised to ALL Saint Helena visitors

Vaccination
Course
Per Dose

Vaccines advised to SOME Saint Helena 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 Saint Helena

Saint Helena Island is among the most isolated countries in the world, situated in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean, and one of the most highly-populated UK territories in the Atlantic. The island was first discovered and occupied by the Portuguese in 1502, but came under British occupation during the 17th century. Saint Helena is famous as being the place to which Napoleon Bonaparte was exiled for six years until his death in 1821.

Saint Helena’s main city, Jamestown, is the entry point to the island for all visitors who arrive at The Wharf via Cape Town, South Africa. There is a completed airport on the East of the island, however, due to high winds, landing has proved to be difficult - plans for a passenger service are currently on hold.

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The Main Street of Jamestown is known to be one of the world’s best examples of unspoilt Georgian architecture, and tourists should also be sure to visit the Museum of Saint Helena and the castle which was built by the British shortly after they took control of the island.

The island qualifies for ‘Gold Tier’ status from the International Dark Sky Association, making it a fabulous spot for stargazing thanks to its remote location and relatively pollution free skies.

If you’re exploring Saint Helena beyond Jamestown, you’ll find wonderful walking and hiking opportunities in the highlands at the island’s centre. Take a motorboat tour around the perimeter of the island, looking out for dolphins as you go!

Malaria and regions within country:

Malaria is not normally present in Saint Helena.

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 Saint Helena. Please contact the FCO  for advice.

Vaccine Information for Saint Helena

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: 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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