Costa Rica vaccinations

Costa Rica vaccinations

which ones do you need?
Are you leaving for Costa Rica soon? After reading our travel advice about this country, you will know better how to prepare yourself for your trip. Which specific precautions and vaccinations Costa Rica requires will amongst others depend on your trip and the length of your stay in this country.

Costa Rica is located in Central America and has various tropical climates. Due to the varying altitudes – the Central Andes runs right across the country – and the influences of the sea, Costa Rica has a great variety of microclimates. Make sure you are aware of possible diseases and protect yourself against the fierce sun and mosquito bites – both dengue fever and malaria occur in Costa Rica. We’ll gladly inform you about the required immunisations and vaccines and are happy to provide advice about a healthy journey to Costa Rica. Click here to make an appointment (in Dutch) with one of our KLM Health Services nurses.

Costa Rica vaccinations: the most common risks

You may encounter diseases in Costa Rica against which you are normally not immune. The right vaccinations can protect you against these diseases. Check out the main health risks in this country below, so you know immediately which specific vaccinations Costa Rica requires. Also read our tips for travelling. This way you can best protect yourself against health risks from water, food, sun and insects.

Mandatory vaccinations

Recommended vaccinations and risks

In this country Chikungunya is prevalent. A good protection against mosquito bites in the daytime is necessary.

In this country dengue fever is prevalent. A good protection against mosquito bites in the daytime is necessary.

Vaccination against DTP is recommended for all travelers to this country.

Vaccination against hepatitis A is recommended for all travelers to this country.

In this country there is a risk of getting malaria. Protection against mosquito bites is necessary during day- and nighttime. Sometimes malaria tablets are recommended, please contact KLM Health Services.

Vaccination depends on your personal situation. In this country mammals could be infected with Rabies. Avoid contact with mammals. Please contact KLM Health Services for good and personal advice.

In this country Zika virus is prevalent. A good protection against mosquito bites in the daytime is necessary.

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