Vaccines advised to ALL Taiwan visitors

Vaccination
Course
Per Dose

Vaccines advised to SOME Taiwan 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 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.

 

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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.

Malaria and regions within country:

Malaria is not normally present in Taiwan.

Useful Links

International travel clinic locator: www.istm.org

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office: www.fco.gov.uk

British Embassy

British Trade & Cultural Office
26F, President International Tower
No. 9-11, Song Gao Road
Xin Yin District Taipei 11073
Taiwan

Email: info.taipei@fco.gov.uk
Telephone: +886 (2) 8758 2088

Vaccine Information for Taiwan

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: Japanese Encephalitis
Source: Mosquitos
Vaccination Details

A course of two IXIARO injections over 28 days.

Course
2 doses
Price
£99.00
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 +

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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