Are you leaving for Guam soon? After reading our travel advice about Guam, you will know better how to prepare yourself for your trip. Which specific precautions and vaccinations Guam requires will amongst others depend on your trip and the length of your stay in this country.
Guam is an organized, unincorporated territory of the United States in the Micronesia subregion of the western Pacific Ocean. Guam’s capital is Hagåtña, and the most populous village is Dededo. It is the westernmost point and territory of the United States, reckoned from the geographic center of the U.S.. In Oceania, Guam is the largest and southernmost of the Mariana Islands and the largest island in Micronesia.
Vaccinations Guam: common risks
You may encounter diseases in Guam 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 Guam requires. Also read our tips for travelling. This way you can best protect yourself against health risks from water, food, sun and insects.
Recommended vaccinations and risks
In this country Chikungunya is prevalent. A good protection against mosquito bites in the daytime is necessary.
In this country dengue fever is prevalent. A good protection against mosquito bites in the daytime is necessary.
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.
Vaccination against tuberculosis depends on your personal situation. Please contact KLM Health Services for personal advice.