American Samoa is the American part of the Samoan Archipelago divided into 1899, between the German Empire and the United States.
This divided 200 km2 archipelago consists of 5 main islands: Tutuila, Aunu’u, Ofu, Olosega, Ta’u and the island of Swains, located further north.
They are located about 3 700 km from Hawaii in the equatorial zone of the South Pacific and therefore have a warm and humid climate. The majority of the archipelago is covered by tropical forests of variable density.
They are vulnerable to the development of tropical cyclones during the austral summer, earthquakes and tsunamis.
Pago pago the capital is an ideal destination for its beaches, diving, fishing. From Mount Alava you can admire a breathtaking view of the island and its coastline. Also worth seeing is the Samoa National Park, where you can admire the lush tropical forests, multicolored fish and extraordinary coral reefs. Falls of Tutuila are also remarkable.
INFORMATIONS ABOUT HEALTH
We make every effort to ensure that the information posted on our website is up to date and accurate according to the latest public health recommendations; however, it is impossible for us to make changes on a daily basis.
For the most current travel health recommendations, please call our clinic as make an appointment with one of our travel health professionals.
AMERICAN SAMOA – RECOMMENDED VACCINES
|Hepatitis A||Recommended for all travelers.|
|Hepatitis B||Recommended for all travelers.|
|Tetanus – Diphteria – Pertussis Vaccine||Tetanus: In exceptional circumstances (eg, stay in a region where access to health care is limited), for a person aged 18 years or older, 1 dose of DT may be given if 5 years or more has elapsed since the last dose. Otherwise, one booster dose at the age of 50*. Pertussis (Whooping Cough): 1 dose is recommended for pregnant women, for every pregnancy, regardless of immunization history and the interval since the last dose (betwen week 26 and 32). *Only applicable for Quebec.|
|Flu – Influenza||Seasonal influenza occurs worldwide. The flu season usually runs from November to April in the northern hemisphere, between April and October in the southern hemisphere and year round in the tropics. Influenza (flu) is caused by a virus spread from person to person through coughing and sneezing or by touching infected surfaces. Everyone 6 months and older should get a flu vaccine yearly. Vaccine is recommended 14 days prior to departure.|
|Routine vaccines (dCaT, Polio, Meningococcal, Shingles, Pneumococcal, Hepatitis B, HPV, MMR & Varicella)||Recommended for all travelers|
|Dengue Fever, Chikungunya and/or Zika||There are many illnesses that are transmitted via mosquito bites and unfortunately we do not have vaccines to protect us against most of them. It is important to inquire with your healthcare professional regarding the specific risks and the different illnesses presently in circulation.|
|MMR – Measles, Mumps, Rubella|
|Antibiotics Traveler’s Diarrhea||Azithromycin or Suprax|
Dial 911 for emergency assistance.