Are you leaving for the Cocos Islands soon? After reading our travel advice about these islands, you will have more information regarding your travel preparations. Which specific vaccinations and precautions the Cocos Islands require depends on your trip and the length of your stay in this country.
The Cocos Islands are an Australian external territory in the Indian Ocean, comprising a small archipelago approximately midway between Australia and Sri Lanka. They also go by the name Keeling Islands and are not to be confused with Cocos Island, near Costa Rica.
Vaccinations Cocos Islands: common risks
You may encounter diseases in the Cocos Islands against which you are normally not immune. The right vaccinations can protect you against these diseases. Check out the main health risks in this country below, so you know immediately which specific vaccinations the Cocos Islands require. Also read our tips for travelling. This way you can best protect yourself against health risks from water, food, sun and insects.
In this country Yellow Fever is not prevalent. However, when you’re traveling FROM a Yellow fever area vaccination can be COMPULSORY. Please contact KLM Health Services to discuss or vaccination applies to you.
Recommended vaccinations and risks
In this country dengue fever is prevalent. A good protection against mosquito bites in the daytime is necessary.
Vaccination against hepatitis A is recommended for all travelers to this country.
Vaccination against hepatitis B depends on your personal situation. Please contact KLM Health Services for a personal advice.
There is an increased risk of measles in this country. A MMR (Mumps Measles Rubella) vaccination is recommended for anyone who has not been vaccinated against measles or has experienced the disease.
In the Netherlands, most children now receive a vaccination against BMR. We therefore recommend a vaccination for some travellers. This advice depends on age, past vaccinations and diseases experienced.
Typhoid vaccination is recommended for a duration of 2 weeks or longer for all travelers to this country.