Dominican Republic vaccinations: which ones do you need?

Are you going on holiday to the Dominican Republic? Please be aware of possible health risks for you and your children. Although getting vaccinated is not mandatory, it is wise to do so. The specific vaccinations you require for your trip to the Dominican Republic depend on the duration of your stay.

The Dominican Republic is located in the Caribbean and has a delightful tropical climate with year-round temperatures between 28 and 33 degrees Celsius. The Dominican Republic is very well known for its stunning palm beaches, but it has much more to offer: the capital Santo Domingo – the oldest city in America – for example has a beautiful historic centre which has been designated UNESCO World Heritage. Another highlight is the Samana Peninsula in the northeast; numerous humpback whales gather here every year to mate. We recommend some vaccinations in any case and others only if you plan to stay on the island for a longer period of time. Besides protecting yourself against diseases, please also take into account the bright sun and avoid mosquito bites (dengue). There is no malaria in the Dominican Republic. Our KLM Health Services nurses gladly inform you about the required immunisations and vaccines for the Dominican Republic and are happy to tell you how to healthily travel to this wonderful island. Click here to make an appointment (in Dutch) with a nurse.

Dominican Republic vaccinations: the most common risks

Vaccines can make you resistant to various infectious diseases that occur in the Dominican Republic. Our health experts have listed the most common diseases on this Caribbean island, so you can see at a glance what health risks you can come across and which specific vaccinations you require for your visit to the Dominican Republic.


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.

Hepatitis A

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

Hepatitis B

Vaccination against hepatitis B depends on your personal situation. Please contact KLM Health Services for a personal advice.


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 Schistosomiasis is prevalent. Please contact KLM Health Services for personal advice.

Yellow Fever - possibly compulsory

In this country Yellow Fever is not prevalent. However, when you’re traveling FROM a Yellow fever area vaccination can be COMPULSORY. Please contact KLM Health Services to discuss or vaccination applies to you.

Zika virus

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

A healthy trip to the Dominican Republic? Prepare for your trip with our tips

Make your trip to Dominican Republic as pleasant as possible and avoid unexpected surprises. Below you will find helpful tips and tricks to prepare yourself for your journey.

Our KLM Health Services’ Doctor Connect service allows your to contact a KLM Health Services expert 24/7, either by telephone, text message or WhatsApp. Not only in case of emergency but also if you have doubts. Subscribe to Doctor Connect.

Seemingly innocent things such as food, water and bright sunlight can pose a risk to your health during your travels. Want to know what measures you can take to reduce these health risks? Please read our travel tips.

The Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs travel advice (in Dutch) helps you prepare for safety risks during your stay abroad. The travel advice, for example, tells you which regions are safe and to which regions you should not travel. Sometimes there are security risks. If this is the case, please be alert or, preferably only travel to the country concerned if genuinely necessary. The Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs has set up a central telephone number for travellers, which can be reached 24/7. Please call: +31 247 247 247.

Schedule a vaccination for Dominican Republic? Make an appointment!

Please make an appointment online for your Dominican Republic vaccinations. An overview of our branches can be found here. Do you have any other questions about immunisations for Dominican Republic? Please feel free to contact us and send an email to You can also visit our frequently asked questions page.

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