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Travel Vaccinations for Indonesia
The table below provides a general guide as to the Travel Vaccinations that may be advised to you for travel to Indonesia
Recommended Vaccinations for Indonesia at a Glance
All Travellers: MMR, DTaP
Most Travellers: Typhoid, Hepatitis A
Some Travellers: Cholera, Hepatitis B, Japanese Encephalitis, Rabies
|Vaccination||Major Risk Factors||Course||Price|
|MMR||Person-to-Person||Course of Two||£60|
|Hepatitis A||Person-to-Person||Single Dose||£86|
|Cholera||Person-to-Person||Course of Two||£47.50|
|Hepatitis B||Person-to-Person||Course of Three||£66|
|Japanese Encephalitis||Person-to-Person||Course of Two||£151|
|Rabies||Person-to-Person||Course of Three - intramuscular||£66|
The term “luxury of choice” certainly applies to this archipelago country of more than 17,000 Islands. Whether you prefer to start your journey amidst the hubbub of the capital, Jakarta or head off to the famous beaches at Bali, you are destined to return again and again for more Indonesian discoveries. Deep in the heart of Borneo you will find tranquillity and adventure at Betung Kerihun or Lake Sentarum National Parks, where wildlife abounds.
Advice for Travellers to all Destinations
The Vaccinations and Medications that are needed for travel vary from person-to-person. Everyone should have a personal risk assessment with a travel health professional to take into account a range of factors such as itinerary, medical condition, occupational and lifestyle risk factors and previous vaccination history.
All Travellers should ensure that they are up-to-date with Routine Vaccinations including Diphtheria, Tetanus and Polio and Measles, Mumps and Rubella.
Most travellers will also need to consider a course or booster of Hepatitis A and Typhoid as there is a risk of these diseases across most parts of the world.
Some Travellers may also be advised additional vaccinations such as Rabies, Japanese Encephalitis and Hepatitis B based on their individual risk assessment.
Risk of Malaria in Indonesia
Malaria is spread by the plasmodium parasite passed to humans from the bite of an anopheles mosquito. Malaria is a serious illness with symptoms include fever, chills, sweats and flu like symptoms. In severe cases, malaria can be fatal. There isn’t currently a vaccine available for our travellers, although there are other ways to protect yourself, see Malaria Information for Travellers.
There is a Risk of Malaria across Indonesia except in Jakarta. The risk is higher in rural areas in Bali Travellers are advised to be risk assessed for travel to any part of Indonesia, including Bali and Borneo. For people that are travelling throughout Indonesia, there is a high risk in neighbouring Lombok Island as well as Irian Jaya. There is a risk throughout the rest of Indonesia except for Jakarta where there is no risk. Also see specific advice for Bali and Borneo.
Travellers to areas where there is a Risk of Malaria should get advice regarding Malaria Medication which can be taken to help stop the illness from developing. The type of medication required depends on your destination, itinerary, length of stay and current medical condition. Further reduce the risk of by practicing mosquito Bite Avoidance by using Insect Repellent such as DEET 50% and covering exposed skin by wearing long sleeves and trousers.
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Further Travel Health Advice for Indonesia
Indonesia is hot and humid throughout the year, and the sun is very strong, the island of Borneo straddles the equator. Take precautions against dehydration by drinking lots of bottled water. Use plenty of sun block and apply frequently. There are only two seasons: Dry- June to September; Rainy – the balance of the year.
To ensure good health throughout your Indonesian holiday, drink only bottled water, and avoid tap water, fountain drinks and ice cubes. In Jakarta, street vendors are everywhere, and locals prefer them to restaurants. These offer a great opportunity to sample many Indonesian favourites, but should be chosen with care. Diversity is the keyword when it comes to Indonesian cuisine. The Indonesian Muslims do not use alcohol. Keep alcohol consumption to a minimum, as it adds to the risk of dehydration.
Cities and major tourist towns have good private clinics, and adequate hospital services. If you are travelling to one of the smaller islands, it is best to check facilities beforehand.
Protect yourself with adequate travel health insurance which will cover your intended itinerary and activities.
Jakarta is considered safe, and people are welcoming and friendly. Major Islands that are used to tourists, such as Bali, are also welcoming.