Travel clinic Fidji
Travel health and vaccine advice for Fidji
Fidji
 

Imagine an archipelago made of more than 800 paradise islands and islets… Imagine pristine white sand beaches fringed by rows of coconut trees… Imagine coral reefs bustling with aquatic life… Imagine year-round sunny postcard landscapes… Imagine living epic adventures such as hiking in stunning mountains or swimming in wild rivers… Imagine visiting lovely traditional villages and meeting the friendliest population in the South Pacific Ocean… Dream no more, all this is reality in Fiji! The volcanic island nation has one of the most thriving economies in the Pacific, thanks to an abundance of natural resources, and is ready to welcome visitors from all over the world.

INFORMATIONS ABOUT HEALTH

Risk of Zika in this Country. Learn More >> 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.

FIDJI – RECOMMENDED VACCINES

The Yellow Fever Vaccine

A proof of vaccination against yellow fever may be required upon entry in to this country.

Some travellers may not be eligible to receive this vaccine. Please enquire with your health care professional regarding your specific details.
It is important to note that the vaccine should be administered at least 10 days prior to your departure.

For further information, please consult with the World Health Organization (WHO) website:
https://www.who.int/ith/ith-country-list.pdf

Hepatitis ARecommended for all travelers.
Hepatitis BRecommended for all travelers.
Tetanus – Diphteria – Pertussis VaccineTetanus: 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 – MumpsTwo doses recommended for all travelers born after 1970, if not previously given.
Flu – InfluenzaSeasonal 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
Causes, Symptoms & Treatment – Typhoid feverRecommended 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”
Dengue Fever, Chikungunya and/or ZikaThere 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.

RECOMMENDED MEDICATIONS

Antibiotics Traveler’s DiarrheaAzithromycin or Suprax

MEDICAL CARES

In Fiji, access to health care facilities in major cities is very good. But on some remote islands, medical care is very limited. Health care professionals are not well trained and they are working with inadequate medical equipment. The Suva private hospital, in the capital city, is one of the main medical center in the archipelago. It provides quality health care and has a decompression chamber in case of scuba diving accidents. The Lautoka Hospital and the Colonial War Memorial Hospital are other good medical addresses in Suva. In case of serious health issues, an evacuation to another country is required.

In case of emergency, call 911. But ambulances are slow and poorly equipped.

You can find reliable pharmaceutical establishments in Nadi. But not all the European and American medicines are found in Fiji, so be sure to bring all the drugs you could need when traveling to the country.

SECURITY ABROAD

Petty crime, such as theft from hotel rooms and purse snatching, is common.

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SAN JOSÉ WEATHER

CANADIAN AMBASSY

Emergency services

Dial 911 for emergency assistance.