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American Samoa Travel Health Advice

It is advised that travellers get routine vaccines before travelling. These vaccines include measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine, diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis vaccine, varicella (chickenpox) vaccine, polio vaccine, and a yearly flu shot. Visitors should consider vaccinations for hepatitis A and typhoid. Mosquitoes are present in American Samoa, and visitors are advised to arm themselves with malaria prophylaxis and repellent. Medical services in Western Samoa are somewhat limited, with the LBJ Tropical Medical Center in Pago Pago being the only facility. So it is best that travellers take prescriptions or over-the-counter drugs with them in case of illness. Comprehensive travel insurance is advised.


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