Lying in the middle of the Mediterranean Sea, Malta is a delightful mix of Orient and Occident. Located at the crossroads of strategical maritime routes, Malta has always been highly coveted. Powerful civilizations and nations have successively occupied the country and brought their culture, shaping over time the diverse contemporary Malta. The country has fascinating archaeological sites going back to Prehistory, including great temples and Hal Saflieni Hypogeum, an inestimable underground burial site carved directly into the rock. Maltese people have a pronounced taste for lively festivals, but it is always possible to escape in one of the numerous paradise coves hidden in the archipelago…
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.
MALTA – 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:
|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.|
|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|
|Hepatitis A||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).|
|Antibiotics Traveler’s Diarrhea||Azithromycin or Suprax|
It is easy to access health care of excellent quality in Malta, both in public and private sectors. The best doctors and specialists in the country are working in private hospitals and clinics, and these establishments usually offer better services than the public ones. But their price is also more expensive.
In case of emergency in Malta, call 112.
Reliable medicines can easily be accessed everywhere in Malta, as numerous well stocked pharmacies are found in the country. But if you require specific medicines, it is safer to take them with you, accompanied by a medical prescription signed by your doctor.
Dial 112 for emergency assistance.