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Tuvalu Health Care and Vaccinations

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

Health Care

Travellers are recommended to take out full medical insurance before departure. Tuvalu's only hospital is in Funafuti; the outer islands only have trained nurses. More serious and complicated problems may require medicinal evacuation to Fiji or Australia.

Food and Drink

All water is stored in tanks and supply is limited so visitors are advised to use water sparingly and take local advice.

Other Risks

Vaccinations against tuberculosis and hepatitis B are sometimes advised.