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Vaccination and Boosters for Philippine Travelers

Information is subject to change. You are encouraged to closely monitor visitguam.com, the Guam Department of Public Health and Social Services website (https://dphss.guam.gov/), your email and your local health and safety protocols for updates.


 

Frequently Asked Questions

 

  • If I want to participate in this program, what must I do before going to Guam?

    Standard US entry protocols are in place for travel to Guam. Philippine nationals must present a valid passport and US visa or green card upon arrival. Additionally, per the CDC, all international visitors must meet the following requirements to travel into the US by plane:

    • All air  passengers, regardless of vaccination status, must show a negative COVID-19 viral test no more than one (1) calendar day before travel to the United States, or documentation of recovery from COVID-19 in the past 90 days. Pre-departure viral test requirement does not apply to children under two (2) years of age.
       

    Read more: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/testing-international-air-travelers.html

  • Who qualifies for the vaccination program?

    Travelers from the Philippines 5 years and older qualify for the program.  Minors (persons between the age of 5-17) must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian to receive the vaccination. Minors must provide government-issued identification to validate age. Minor’s birth certificate is acceptable. Parent/legal guardian must have a government-issued ID. Guardians must also present legal guardianship or power-of-attorney documentation. 

     

    Who qualifies for the booster program?

    Individuals 16 years and older. Those fully vaccinated with Johnson & Johnson/Janssen must have received their initial dose at least 2 months prior to booster. Those fully vaccinated with Pfizer or Moderna must have received their second dose at least 6 months prior to booster.  

     

    Before making your travel arrangements to Guam, please ensure that you meet federal requirements to enter the United States.

    Read more: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/international-travel/index.html

  • Which vaccines and boosters are being offered on Guam as part of this program?

    Pfizer, Moderna, and Johnson & Johnson/Janssen.

     

    Can I choose my vaccine?

    Please refer to the vaccination appointment website to see vaccine availability.  Minors below the age of 18 are only able to receive Pfizer at this time.
     

    Can my booster be different from the vaccine I received previously (example: fully vaccinated with AstraZeneca, receive Moderna booster)?

    Yes. If you were vaccinated with an FDA approved and authorized vaccine or a WHO EUL vaccine that is not offered on Guam, you are eligible to receive one of the boosters being offered on Guam (with the appropriate amount of time lapsing since your last dose).


    Can my family get vaccinated on Guam too?

    Yes, see age criteria above (under ‘Eligibility’).

  • Are there any restrictions on Guam for unvaccinated people?

    For guidance on COVID-related restrictions on Guam, please visit the travel guidance webpage.

  • What happens if I test positive for COVID-19 while on Guam?

    If the traveler tests positive they will be isolated according to DPHSS protocol.

    Guam has three hospitals - Guam Memorial Hospital (public civilian hospital), Guam Regional Medical City (private civilian hospital), and U.S. Naval Hospital (access only to eligible beneficiaries).

  • What happens if re-entry protocols in the Philippines change while I am on Guam?

    Please consult the Department of Foreign Affairs in the Philippines - https://dfa.gov.ph/address-and-contact.  

     

    Where can I get a PCR test before returning to the Philippines?

    Please visit visitguam.com/pcr for a list of clinics offering PCR testing.


CLICK HERE to book your appointment!

Visit DPHSS's Eventbrite page to view the complete schedule of COVID-19 vaccination clinics and to book an appointment.

(Please send all inquiries to vaxguam@visitguam.com.)


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