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Travel Vaccinations for Solomon Islands

Vaccines To Consider When Visiting Solomon Islands

A consultation will be completed with one of our specialist travel health nurses to assess your individual travel plans and health background before making recommendations, which can then be administered during the same appointment.

Hepatitis A - Adult
From £93
Hepatitis B (call to reserve)
From £57
Rabies
From £75
Typhoid
From £60
Tetanus, Diphtheria & Polio
From £50
There is a risk of Malaria in Solomon Islands. London Travel Clinic offers a range of antimalarials to keep you protected

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Destination Information for Solomon Islands

Medical and emergency facilities in the Solomon Islands are extremely basic. There are two hospitals available, the main one being in Honiara, but this is poorly equipped and understaffed, with entire units closing with little notice. If you’re planning a trip to the Solomon Islands, you’re likely to be a confident travel and used to being independent. Take a well-stocked medical kit with you, and plan to self-treat in most cases, except for serious illness or injury. You may need to be evacuated to Australia in the event that you need complex treatment, so ensure that you have good travel insurance in place to cover this.

Travel vaccines and malaria tablets are recommended before travel so visit a travel clinic for the necessary treatment and advice. Take extra steps to avoid being bitten by mosquitoes. Although malaria can be prevented by taking anti-malarial drugs, Dengue Fever and Zika virus are prevalent, for which there is no vaccine. Cover bare skin, and use a good insect repellent at all times.

Tourists and visitors to the Solomon Islands should be vigilant about personal security. In busy places such as markets and popular beaches, theft and bag snatching is common, as well as distraction thefts and confidence tricks.

If you’re a confident and independent traveller, the Solomon Islands offer the perfect opportunity to explore jungles, rainforests and traditional village culture away from the crowds. There are plenty of adventures to be had here. The best time to go depends whether you’re planning to hike and explore inland or if your priorities lie with coastal activities like diving or snorkelling. The shoulder seasons of April-May and October-November offer a good compromise with generally calm, dry weather.

Infections and Outbreaks frequently change from country to country and by attending our clinics you will be given the most up to date clinical and safety advice from our team of specialists. Our advice to you often includes aspects such as:

Malaria and regions within country:

All of the Soloman islands are considered high risk of malaria.

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Non Vaccinated Diseases

Zika virus

Zika virus is usually transmitted by the bite of an infected Aedes species mosquito. These mosquitoes are most active during the day, especially during mid-morning, then late afternoon and dusk through to evening. For most people it's a very mild infection with minor or no symptoms, but is more of a risk to pregnant woman as it could result in certain birth defects.

Travel Kits and Accessories
Price
Deet 50% - 100ml
£8
Deet 50% - 50ml
£6
Lifesystems EX4 Anti-Mozzie Fabric Spray - 350ml
£8.50
Lifesystems Micro Mosquito Net - Single
£20
Lifesystems Micro Mosquito Net - Double
£25
Natural Mosquito Repellent - 100ml
£7.75

Chikungunya

Chikungunya is a viral disease transmitted to humans by infected mosquitoes and it causes fever and severe joint pain. Other symptoms include muscle pain, headache, nausea, fatigue and rash. Joint pain is often debilitating and can vary in duration. The disease shares some clinical signs with Dengue, and can be misdiagnosed in areas where Dengue is common. There is no cure for the disease. Treatment is focused on relieving the symptoms.

Travel Kits and Accessories
Price
Deet 50% - 100ml
£8
Deet 50% - 50ml
£6
Lifesystems Bed Bug Barrier Bedsheet
£12.99
Lifesystems EX4 Anti-Mozzie Fabric Spray - 350ml
£8.50
Lifesystems Micro Mosquito Net - Single
£20
Lifesystems Micro Mosquito Net - Double
£25

Dengue Fever

Dengue Fever is a viral disease which develops from mosquito bites during the day time. There is no treatment, only symptomatic relief. Symptoms include: High fever (40°C), severe headache, pain behind the eyes, muscle and joint pains, nausea, vomiting, swollen glands and a rash usually lasting for 2-7 days. WHO estimates 390 million cases of Dengue infections per year.

Travel Kits and Accessories
Price
Deet 50% - 100ml
£8
Deet 50% - 50ml
£6
Lifesystems EX4 Anti-Mozzie Fabric Spray - 350ml
£8.50
Lifesystems Micro Mosquito Net - Single
£20
Lifesystems Micro Mosquito Net - Double
£25