Tokelau Required Vaccinations:
Routine Immunizations

Due to ongoing Measles outbreaks, Tokelau requires proof of Measles vaccination from all travellers 6 months of age and older. Travellers must provide proof of vaccination during childhood, documented proof of having had measles, or documented proof of having received a Measles booster vaccine irrespective of age. Vaccination must have been administered at least 14 days prior to travel.

Accepted proof of Measles vaccination includes: An immunization card that documents the type of vaccine, date of vaccination (minimum 14 days before travel), provider's name and signature, and the name and signature of person vaccinated. Documented laboratory confirmation of immunity or an immunization card documenting a history of measles disease will also be accepted.

Your trip is a good occasion to make sure your routine immunizations are up-to-date. Many vaccine preventable illnesses are making a resurgence due to non-vaccination, incomplete vaccination, and waning immunity. See your healthcare practitioner if you are unsure of your vaccination status.

Recommended vaccines

The following vaccinations are recommended for your protection and to prevent the spread of infectious diseases. Before you travel, the following vaccines should be reviewed and updated if necessary:

  • Tetanus, Diphtheria, Pertussis (Tdap)
  • Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MMR)
  • Polio
  • Influenza

Influenza vaccination is recommended for all travellers over 6 months of age, especially for children, pregnant women, persons over 65, and those with chronic health conditions such as asthma, diabetes, lung disease, heart disease, immunosuppressive disorders, and organ transplant recipients.

Note: In the northern hemisphere the flu season typically runs from November to April. In the southern hemisphere, it runs from April to October, and year-round in the tropics.

Additional recommendations

Depending on your age, health status, lifestyle or occupational risk, the following vaccinations may also be recommended:

  • Meningococcal Meningitis
  • Pneumococcal Pneumonia
  • Varicella
  • Human Papillomavirus
  • Herpes Zoster
  • Haemophilius influenza type B
  • Rotavirus

To see what routine and travel-related vaccines are recommended and required for your trip, check out:

World Immunization Chart

Information last updated: August 31, 2020

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