A Pangkor Island vacation won’t be complete without any knowledge of their medical services, health issues and common illnesses occurring in the island. Health information is very important, particularly for first-time visitors who never have had the actual experience of staying there. In terms of health in Pangkor Island, there are no major health threats in the area, except for dehydration, common colds and other minor illnesses that are very common in tropical countries.
Visitors from several American and African countries are required to show yellow fever vaccination certificate. This is required upon arrival from countries under Yellow Fever endemic zones and those infected areas, except for children below one year old. It is also recommended although not required to be vaccinated with Hepatitis A and DPT (diphtheria, pertussis, tetanus). Cholera, malaria and smallpox have largely been eradicated; yet, to be safe, it is better to apply some anti-mosquito cream or spray during early morning and late afternoon. Wear long sleeves to protect yourself during day periods where mosquitoes are active. Health in Pangkor Island is maintained by several health clinics including two Klinik Desa in Sungai Pinang Kecil and Teluk Kecial and Klinik Kesihatan in Pulau Pangkor. In case of serious emergencies, Hospital Seri Manjung in Perak is the best place as it is heavily sponsored by the government, having several advanced medical technologies to cater to grave illnesses and injuries. [Read more…]