Jamaica vaccinations: which ones do you need?

Are you going on holiday to Jamaica? We are happy to provide travel advice and help you prepare for your trip. Certain vaccinations are recommended for Jamaica although in most cases they are not mandatory. Which vaccinations you require, depends on the places you plan to visit and on the duration of your stay on this rhythmic tropical island.

The island of Jamaica is located in the Caribbean and has a tropical climate with an average day temperature of 25 degrees Celsius. Jamaica is famous for its beautiful scenery: broad white beaches, beautiful sunsets, waterfalls and dense forests. Of course, the island is also well known for its music.  From the wonderfully danceable reggae of Bob Marley to modern dancehall beats: music is everywhere in Jamaica. Whatever your plan – you may want to visit the Bob Marley Museum in Kingston or travel to paradisiacal places such as Negril and Montego Bay – you should protect yourself well against various infectious diseases and the strong sun. Malaria does not occur in Jamaica. Our KLM Health Services nurses are happy to tell you which vaccinations you require for Jamaica and gladly provide advice on how to prepare for your trip to the ‘Land of Wood and Water’. Click here to make an appointment with one of our nurses.

Jamaica vaccinations: the most common risks

In Jamaica, you run the risk of catching infectious diseases to which you are not resistant. Fortunately, vaccines can protect you and your children against these. Our health experts have prepared an overview of the most common health risks. Please find below a list of the most common risks and diseases in Jamaica and read what specific vaccinations you require.


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.

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 Jamaica? Prepare for your trip with our tips

Make your trip to Jamaica 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 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 Jamaica? Make an appointment!

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

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