Guam

 

Located in the western Pacific Ocean, Guam is an unorganized and organized territory of the United States. It is the largest and most southerly of the Mariana Islands, and the largest island of Micronesia.

By 2015, 161,785 people were residing in Guam. Guamanians are US citizens by birth. Guam has an area of ​​544 km2 (210 sq mi) and a population density of 297 / km ² (770 / sq mi).

Known for its warm and hospitable people, Guam is not a destination like any other.

It is distinguished by its tropical beaches, its villages of Chamorro with its old pillars in slats. The significance of Guam during the Second World War is celebrated at the National Historical Park of the Pacific War, whose sites include Asan Beach, a former battlefield. The Spanish colonial heritage of the island is evident at the Fort Nuestra Señora de la Soledad, atop a cliff in Umatac.

In Guam you will find white sandy beaches, clear blue skies and world-famous sunsets.

Whether you’re looking for an exciting adventure on land or at sea, discover 4,000 years of thrilling history, shop for fashion and latest trends, enjoy the famous chicken and red rice kelaguen, shadow of palm trees.

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.

GUAM – 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 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.
Measles – Rubella – Mumps Two doses recommended for all travelers born after 1970, if not previously given.
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
Causes, Symptoms & Treatment – 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”
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.

RECOMMENDED MEDICATIONS

Antibiotics Traveler’s Diarrhea Azithromycin or Suprax

SECURITY ABROAD

Petty crime, such as pickpocketing and purse snatching, occurs. Ensure that your personal belongings, including your passport and other travel documents, are secure at all times.

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SAN JOSÉ WEATHER

CANADIAN AMBASSY

Emergency services

To reach local police, dial (671) 475-8498. There is no centralized number to reach other emergency services. Research and carry contact information for medical facilities.