Lying West of Hong Kong, the former Portuguese colony of Macau is an intriguing dual-faced city. There is the charming Macau and its singular Mediterranean-Chinese taste, with its lovely paved streets, genuine Portuguese style architecture and magnificent baroque churches, intermixed with sublime Chinese temples and shrines. The unique and delicious food scene reminds the visitor of the combined European and Asian history of Macau. And there is the modern malls, mushrooming buildings and majestic casinos. Macau is the only place in China where gambling is legal and has now become
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.
MACAO – RECOMMENDED VACCINES
|Hepatitis A||Recommended for all travelers.|
|Hepatitis B||Recommended for all travelers.|
|Causes, Symptoms & Treatment – Typhoid fever||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.|
|Transmission, Symptoms and Prevention – 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|
|Turista – 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.|
|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.|
|Antibiotics Traveler’s Diarrhea||Azithromycin or Suprax|
Macao has an excellent health care infrastructure. Numerous hospitals and clinics are found all around the city. If you require medical care, you can go to the Macao Health Department, to the Taipa Medical Center or to the Kiang Wu Hospital. These establishments are modern and well equipped. In the event of serious sickness or injury, an air evacuation to Hong Kong or to your country of origin is necessary.
If you need an ambulance in Macao, call 999. If you prefer a private vehicle, you can contact the Kiang Wu Hospital at +851 2857 3822.
Pharmacies in Macao are well stocked. Note that traditional Chinese medicine items are widely found in Macao. It is always safer to bring with you your own medical supplies, especially if you need specific treatments.
Dial 112 for emergency assistance.