Vaccinations in the Philippines



One thing that a traveler must be cautious about is his health. Managing health risks by obtaining the right vaccinations and practicing other precautions is essential to a safe trip or relocation.

Although no shots are required before entry, it is best to be vaccinated against hepatitis A, and B, typhoid, malaria, and tetanus when traveling to the Philippines. Expats are advised to consult a travel health specialist before coming to the country so appropriate precautionary measures may be given. It is also important to allot a few months to prepare for travel so one can be sure that all recommended precautions are complied with. This will make sure that one is safe even with the existence of certain health risks. For expats coming from yellow fever infected areas such as South America or Africa, a vaccination certificate proving one is free of such disease should be secured.

Part of protecting one's health, especially for expats who are used to the non-tropical weather, is to get adequate rest, eat a balanced diet and exercise. The Philippines is a hot and humid country, and people coming from countries with a cold climate might have some difficulty getting used to weather conditions. For this reason, it is also important to get the right amount of sleep in order to allow one's immune system to store energy and fight any infection or sickness that may arise as one tries to adjust to a new environment.