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The Islands of Tahiti Health Care and Vaccinations

Title Special precautions
Tetanus Yes
Yellow Fever No*
Malaria No
Typhoid Sometimes
Hepatitis A Yes
Rabies No
Diphtheria Sometimes

* A yellow fever vaccination certificate is required from travellers over one year of age arriving from an infected area.

Health Care

Medical facilities are good on the major islands. Private medical insurance is recommended.

Food and Drink

The tap water is normally chlorinated and, while relatively safe, may cause mild abdominal upsets if you have a sensitive stomach. Bottled water is available everywhere. Drinking water outside of the main cities and towns may be contaminated and sterilisation is advisable. Milk is pasteurised and dairy products are safe for consumption. Local meat, poultry, seafood, fruit and vegetables are generally considered safe to eat.

Other Risks

Vaccinations against tuberculosis and hepatitis B are sometimes recommended.