Vaccines advised to ALL Vanuatu visitors

Vaccination
Course
Per Dose

Vaccines advised to SOME Vanuatu 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 Vanuatu

Vanuatu is located in an area of seismic activity. The country has only recently returned to normal after a state of emergency was declared following intense seismic activity. The situation continues to be volatile, especially in Malampa Province and Lopevi Island. Follow local advice for the correct safety procedures to follow if you are in an area experiencing an earthquake or volcanic eruption. Vanuatu is also subject to tropical storms and cyclones, particularly during the months from November to May. If you’re planning your trip, you may wish to avoid these times.

Vanuatu is generally considered a safe country in terms of crime, although crime levels do appear to be rising, with growing reports of theft and burglary, especially from hotel rooms, and street crime.  These incidents do have the potential to become violent. Avoid carrying a lot of valuables, and don’t walk in unfamiliar areas after dark if at all possible.

There are basic medical facilities available in Vanuatu, however more serious cases will require evacuation in order to receive appropriate treatment. Ensure that your travel insurance will cover this if it becomes necessary. While in the country, tourists are advised to take particular care to avoid being bitten by mosquitoes, as there is a current outbreak of Dengue Fever, for which there is no vaccine, malaria is also present. Travel vaccines and malaria tablets are recommended before travel so visit a travel clinic for the necessary treatment and advice.

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These names are derived from the first letters or syllables of the most important islands within each group. The capital city is Port-Vila, which is on the island of Efate in the Shefa island group.

Vanuatu is a wonderful destination for anyone with a sense of adventure. There are plenty of activities on offer to keep you active, from snorkelling, diving and swimming to trekking and mountain biking. Those hoping for a more sedate and relaxing holiday can lounge on beautiful beaches under tropical palm trees. Vanuatu was declared the happiest nation on the planet in 2006 and it’s not hard to see why!

Malaria and regions within country:

Malaria is not normally present in Vanuatu.

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 Vanuatu. Please contact the FCO for advice.

Vaccine Information for Vanuatu

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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