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Visit your doctor four to six weeks before your trip to get vaccines or medicines you may need.

Recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Health Information for Travelers to Costa Rica

Routine Vaccinations

Check with your Primary Care Physician or school records to confirm you have received routine vaccinations:

  • measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine,
  • diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis vaccine,
  • varicella (chickenpox) vaccine,
  • polio vaccine, and
  • yearly flu shot.

Most Travelers

Your Primary Care Physician will advise you on which additional vaccinations are required. Most people receive the following vaccinations prior to traveling in Costa Rica.

  • Hepatitis A
  • Typhoid

These are recommended to prevent illness from unlikely exposure to contaminated food or water.

Reminders:

  • Do not eat raw vegetables or food from roadside vendors unless a program guide has indicated its safety to do so.

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Lucy Bradley, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionDr. Lucy BradleyConsumer and Community Horticulture Professor and Extension Specialist Call Dr. Lucy Email Dr. Lucy Horticultural Science
NC State Extension, NC State University
Page Last Updated: 5 months ago
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