What vaccinations do I need for Fiji?
The World Health Organisation (WHO) recommends that all travellers are up-to-date with their routine vaccinations including; measles, mumps, rubella, diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis (whooping cough), hepatitis B, polio, influenza and pneumococcal disease. These vaccinations are given as part of the National Immunisation Program (NIP). For a full list please refer to the NIP schedule, available here In some cases, you may need a booster or re-vaccination against a disease to ensure you still have immunity.
Other diseases that are considered a risk in Fiji include hepatitis A, hepatitis B and typhoid. Your doctor will be able to let you know which vaccinations are recommended for you, based on the time of year, destination/s, activities planned and the duration of your stay.
In March 2018, the Fijian Ministry of Health and Medical Services issued a warning about an outbreak of meningococcal disease in Fiji. Vaccinations are available for meningococcal disease – speak to your GP.
Sources & Citations
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Health Information for Travelers to Fiji. Available at: https://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/destinations/traveler/none/fiji [accessed 21 May 2018].
- World Health Organisation. International Travel and Health. Available at: http://www.who.int/ith/vaccines/en/ (accessed 15 May 2018).
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