Travel Vaccinations for Philippines

The table below provides a general guide as to the Travel Vaccinations that may be advised to you for travel to Philippines

Recommended Vaccinations for Philippines 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
DTaP Person-to-Person Single Dose £50
Typhoid Person-to-Person Single Dose £50
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

Over 130,000 people from Britain visit the Philippines every year. Based in South-east Asia, it consists of over 7,000 islands and its closest neighbours are the island of BorneoTaiwan and Vietnam.

The Philippines, situated in South East Asia boasts on of the worlds longest coastlines. An incredible place to visit, the Philippines is diverse in its art, its culture and its ethnic groups, although religiously, it is largely Catholic. It is the worlds third largest Catholic country. The people of the Philippines are known for their friendliness and hospitality so make your stay a long one and relax and enjoy the magnificence of the archipelago that is The Philippines.

There is No Risk of Yellow Fever in Philippines

Keep up-to-date with the latest travel advice from the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) before travelling.

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

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

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

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 Philippines

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 High Risk of Malaria across many regions of the Philippines. There is a risk across the country in all rural areas below 600 meters.

Risk is Low to No Risk in large urban areas as well as the following provinces: Aklan, Albay, Benguet, Bilaran, Bohol, Camiguin, Capiz, Catanduanes, Cavite, Cebu, Guimaras, Iloilo, Leyte, Marinduque, Masbate, East West and North Samar, Siquijor, Sorsogon and Surigao Del Norte.

Malaria Prevention

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 Philippines

Dengue Fever precautions should be taken for travel to The Philippines. Dengue fever is caused by mosquito bites from a specific mosquito, which seems to be most active during daylight. There is no medical protection against dengue fever. What you can do is try to avoid mosquito bites and use mosquito repellent and a mosquito net. Our travel nurse will be best able to advise you before you travel.

Schistosomiasis is a flatworm infection. You can get it through contact with affected fresh water streams, rivers or lakes. If you think you may have been exposed to or if you think have contacted Schistosomiasis, seek professional medical help.

Some areas of the Philippines is situated higher than 2500m, so depending on where you go, Altitude Sickness could be a problem. You can obtain altitude sickness medication and practice appropriate acclimatisation and gradual ascents to counter altitude sickness. Don’t forget, its not just your climbing altitude but your sleeping altitude as well that must be considered.

The Philippines is a tropical country so is mostly warm. March to May is really hot while June to October is the rainy season. Check before you travel so that you can adequately prepare for the weather you will be facing on your trip.

Tap water is not considered safe so it would be best to stick to just stick to bottled. Don’t forget to also be mindful of foods washed in water and of ice cubes.

The Philippines has lots of interesting food to try. You can find everything here including fast food. Read up on food etiquette when travelling to The Philippines as it is taken very seriously – and by all means do have a try of the Filipino hot chocolate.

Lots of different infections can be spread through Insect Bites, including Malaria and Dengue Fever, which is spread by mosquitoes. Advice for these infections is listed above.

Make sure you have health insurance in place that will cover the full range of activities you plan to undertake while in The Philippines.

Please practice common sense with regards to your safety when travelling to The Philippines. Avoid alleyways at night and over crowded boats in general as well.