Temple at Jiufen Old Street, Taipei, Taiwan Eternal Spring Shrine, Taroko National Park, Hualien, Taiwan

Travel Vaccinations for Taiwan

Vaccines To Consider When Visiting Taiwan

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
Japanese Encephalitis
From £99
Hepatitis B (call to reserve)
From £57
Rabies
From £75
Tetanus, Diphtheria & Polio
From £50

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Waterfall at Taroko National Park, Hualien, Taiwan

Destination Information for Taiwan

Taiwan is a small island nation situated off the coast of Japan, with a rich history incorporating Japanese, Chinese and Aboriginal influences. It has been governed by the Republic of China since 1945, although it operates as an entirely separate country. Taiwan is one of the most densely populated countries in the world, yet it offers some incredible scenes of natural beauty and tranquillity alongside the vibrant colours of city life in the capital, Taipei.

From clear sparkling lakes and stunning mountain views to futuristic buildings and modernist architecture, Taiwan is a country as diverse as it is fascinating. There’s plenty to do here, from shopping and eating out, to hiking, cycling, diving and surfing.

Taipei, in the North of the country, is near to the mountain range of Yangmingshan National Park, proving that cosmopolitan life and incredible scenery can co-exist in remarkably close proximity. If you’re staying in a city, make sure you visit a night market, an iconic example of Taiwanese entertainment. You can shop and eat to your heart’s content and make sure you haggle to get the best bargains!

If you’re visiting Taiwan to experience the quieter and more relaxed side of the country, head towards the more sparsely populated East coast. You can find many destinations for hot springs, stunning landscapes and beautiful mountainous views. Taiwan has a marine tropical climate, meaning summers are hot and humid while wintertime, particularly in the mountains, can be very cold. Spring and Autumn are generally the best times for a visit.

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:

Malaria is not normally present in Taiwan.

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Non Vaccinated Diseases

Crimean-Congo haemorrhagic fever

Crimean-Congo haemorrhagic fever (CCHF) is primarily spread to humans either by infected ticks or animal blood. Human-to-human transmission can also occur resulting from close contact with the blood, organs or other bodily fluids of an infected person.

Scrub typhus

Scrub typhus, also known as bush typhus, is a bacterial disease that is spread to people through bites of infected chiggers (larval mites). Common symptoms include fever, headache, body aches, and sometimes rash. It can usually be treated with antibiotics, however people with severe illness may develop organ failure and bleeding, which can be fatal if left untreated.

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

Leishmaniasis

A parasitic disease transmitted by the bite of an infected sandfly. Cutaneous Leishmaniasis (the most common): Causes skin lesions, mainly ulcers on exposed parts of the body, causing scars and serious disability. 90% of cases are in the Americas, the Mediterranean basin, the Middle East and Asia. Visceral Leishmaniasis (the most dangerous): Causes enlarged spleen and liver, anaemia, weight loss and irregular bouts of fever. Highly endemic in the Indian Subcontinent and East Africa. Mucotaneous (the least common): Causes partial or total destruction of the mucous membranes in the nose, mouth and throat. Most cases are found in Peru, Bolivia and Brazil.

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

Additional Health Risks Information for Taiwan

Crime levels in Taiwan are low, however petty crime and street crime does take place, so visitors to the country should take particular care of possessions and valuables, especially in busy areas and known tourist spots. Bear in mind that the UK does not have any diplomatic relationship with Taiwan, so can only provide limited help while you are there.

If you’re planning to drive while in Taiwan, take into account the local weather conditions at the time. Typhoons during the rainy season can cause flooding, landslips and road blockages, especially in the south and centre of the country. The tropical cyclone season is from May to November. Taiwan is also prone to earthquakes and tremors. If you an in an area where a seismic event occurs, follow local advice to keep yourself safe.

Medical services in Taiwan are generally good, and it is usual to be able to find English-speaking staff, especially in Taipei. Make sure you have adequate travel insurance in place to cover emergency treatment and routine care if necessary. While you’re in Taiwan, take sensible precautions to avoid mosquito bites – there has been a recent increase in the number of reported cases of dengue fever, especially during the summer months. Japanese Encephalitis is present in rural areas so consult a travel clinic to discuss vaccination before your trip.

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