Located in the mysterious Bermuda Triangle in the North Atlantic Ocean, Bermuda is a delightful getaway to paradise. Celebrities and millionaires have clearly understood this as many of them regularly visit the charming archipelago. Bermuda is a British overseas territory composed of numerous beautiful islands and islets, offering a year-round balmy climate, sublime pink sand beaches, crystal clear waters, fantastic coral reefs packed with millions of colorful fish, stunning hiking trails, world-class golf courses and a fascinating typical British Colonial Architecture. Whether you are looking for peaceful holidays or something more adventurous, Bermuda will fulfill all your desires.
HEALTH INFORMATION for bermuda
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, travel health risks in Bermuda can change quickly.
For the most current travel health recommendations, please call our clinic as make an appointment with one of our travel health professionals.
BERMUDA – RECOMMENDED VACCINES
|Hepatitis A||Recommended for all travelers.|
|Tetanus – Diphteria – Pertussis||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.
|Measles – Rubella – Mumps||Two doses recommended for all travelers born after 1970, if not previously given.|
|Rabies||For travelers at high risk of animal bites or being involved in activities with bats. Clients who plan to visit remote areas may consider receiving this vaccine. Important to note the pre-exposure rabies vaccine is administered in 2 doses with one week interval between doses. Post-exposure vaccination is always recommended, even for those previously vaccinated.|
|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|
|Typhoid fever||Recommended for most travelers, especially those who are staying with friends or relatives; visiting smaller cities, villages, or rural areas where exposure might occur through food or water; or prone to “adventurous eating”|
|Hepatitis B||Consider for most travelers; recommended for those who might be exposed to blood or other body fluids, have sexual contact with the local population, or be exposed through medical treatment (e.g., for an accident).|
|Traveler’s Diarrhea (ETEC)||Talk to your health care professional about the risks and precautionary measures to take, as well as the Dukoral® vaccine. Important to note that the Dukoral vaccine is an oral vaccine given in 2 doses, recommended at least 2 weeks prior to departure.|
RECOMMENDED MEDICATIONS for Bermuda
|Antibiotics Traveler’s Diarrhea||Ciprofloxacin, Azithromycin or Suprax.|
MEDICAL CARES For bermuda
Good medical care is available in Bermuda. The main public hospital facility in the archipelago is the King Edward VII Memorial Hospital located in Hamilton. This medical establishment is of very satisfying quality. It is also possible to go to the Hamilton Health Center. But in the event of serious medical issues, an air evacuation to another country is needed.
In case of emergency in Bermuda, you can call an ambulance at 911.
Numerous pharmacies are found in the major cities in Bermuda. They are well stocked and open daily. But it is always better to bring your own medical supplies when traveling to the archipelago to avoid unpleasant surprises.
Emergency services in Bermuda
Dial 911 for emergency assistance.