Vaccines advised to ALL Tristan Da Cunha visitors

Vaccination
Course
Per Dose

Vaccines advised to SOME Tristan Da Cunha 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 Tristan Da Cunha

Tristan da Cunha is a UK territory, an archipelago of small islands which are in the middle of the South Atlantic Ocean, over 2,430km away from the nearest other land. As the most remote inhabited island in the world, Tristan da Cunha has just 300 residents, all of whom live on the main island in a hamlet called Edinburgh of the Seven Seas. The other islands in the group, Inaccessible Island, Nightingale Island, Middle Island and Stoltenhoff Island, are all uninhabited.

With no airport, travel to Tristan da Cunha is by boat, which takes 5-6 days from Cape Town, South Africa. A number of cruise ships also stop at the island occasionally. Despite the remote location and difficult terrain thanks to the rugged volcanic landscape, the island’s residents are welcoming to those who make the effort to visit. Join an organised tour to visit Inaccessible Island, or join in with fishing trips, walks and climbs.

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Travellers determined to find somewhere special to visit will delight in this tiny island! Trips to Tristan da Cunha need to be well-planned, but are possible and extremely memorable.

Malaria and regions within country:

Malaria is not normally present in Tristan Da Cunha.

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 Tristan Da Cunha. Please contact the FCO for advice.

Vaccine Information for Tristan Da Cunha

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
Price
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
£32.00
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
£32.00
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
£32.00

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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