Montserrat
Travel clinic Montserrat
Travel health and vaccine advice for Montserrat

Small island of the Caribbean, Montserrat is inhabited by only 5200 people. The volcanic activities of the last few years have upset the lives of the inhabitants of the island, but Montserrat remains an interesting destination. You might have the opportunity to see a huge volcano in Soufriere Hills, scuba diving or hiking on the Oriole Walkway to admire the breathtaking scenery! Montserrat awaits you for a relaxing and exciting stay!

What vaccines do I need for Montserrat in 2021

The Government of Canada and the CDC recommend the following vaccines for travelling to Montserrat in 2021: Traveler’s Diarrhea, Hepatitis AHepatitis BRabies, Flu, COVID-19, Typhoid fever, Yellow Fever.

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.

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MONTSERRAT – 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.
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.
Transmission, Symptoms and Prevention – RabiesFor 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 – 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”
Hepatitis BConsider 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).
African Tick Bite FeverCould be present. All travellers should protect themselves against tick bites.
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 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 DiarrheaCiprofloxacin, Azithromycin or Suprax.

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SECURITY ABROAD

Petty crime occurs. Exercise normal precautions and ensure that your personal belongings and passports and other travel documents are secure at all times.

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CANADIAN AMBASSY

Emergency services

In case of emergency, dial:

  • police: 999
  • medical assistance: 664-491-2802 or 664-491-2552 (hospital casualty department)
  • firefighters: 911