Vaccines advised to ALL Samoa visitors

Vaccination
Course
Per Dose

Vaccines advised to SOME Samoa 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 Samoa

Samoa is a generally safe country to visit, although there are occasional incidents of petty crime, and as with any destination it’s advisable to take particular care of your valuables and other belongings when out and about. Travelling around the islands can be hazardous, due to vehicle safety standards, poor driving standards and poorly maintained roads. A lack of lighting and the fact that rivers and streams often intersect with roads means that you should avoid driving at night outside of built-up and well-lit areas.

Heathcare and treatment options in Samoa are reasonable for routine or non-serious conditions. For anything requiring more complex or serious treatment, medical evacuation may be necessary. If you take regular prescription medication, take a full supply with you to Samoa, along with a copy of the prescription, as some medicines and drugs may be difficult to obtain. Samoa has been classified as at risk from the Zika virus outbreak. This virus has no vaccine. If you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant you should avoid all travel to Samoa. There have also been reported cases of Dengue Fever. Take additional steps to avoid being bitten by mosquitos. Travel vaccines are recommended before travel so visit a travel clinic for the necessary treatment and advice.

Samoa is located in a seismic zone, and earthquakes and other volcanic activity is not uncommon. The cyclone season here runs from November to May, and during this time flooding, landslides and other disruption can occur.

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This isolated and entrancing island makes a wonderful destination for explorers who want to experience authentic Polynesia, village life and breathtaking scenery. Resort hotels are available, but aren’t so large that they detract from the importance that locals place on traditional village culture. The dry season, and festival time, is during the months of May to October - the ideal time to visit.

Malaria and regions within country:

Malaria is not normally present in Samoa.

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 Samoa. Please contact the FCO for advice.

Vaccine Information for Samoa

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
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).
Source: Contaminated food and water, person to person
Our Advice: Tummy kit and Tummy Kit +

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