If you’re looking for a slice of paradise, search no further than the white sandy beaches of the Caribbean islands.
Visitors will marvel at the variety of rich marine life seen while snorkeling amongst colourful coral reefs; while back on land will take in the incredibly diverse wildlife inhabiting the lush, tropical jungles. For a true relaxing getaway, dance the mambo in Havana, enjoy the cool reggae vibes of Jamaica, or sit back in a lounge chair sipping on piña coladas at one of the many beautiful beaches of the region.
There are various factors to consider when planning your dream vacation to the Carribean, with one of the most important being health. Leading up to your trip, it is recommended to schedule a personalized consultation with a TravelSafe Registered Nurse or doctor to review your itinerary and vaccination history. Our practitioners will ensure you are up to date on immunizations prior to departure and educate you on preventative measures for any health risks associated with your specific destination.
What vaccines are needed for the Caribbean?
The following vaccines are generally recommended for travel to the Caribbean. Recommendations may vary depending on your destination, length of travel, planned activities, previous vaccine history, and health history:
Routine vaccines are also recommended for all destinations in the Caribbean. Boosters may be recommended depending on your vaccine history, age, health history, and destination. These routine vaccines include:
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Are there other risks?
Depending on your destination and itinerary there may be other health risks in the Caribbean. These risks can include malaria, dengue fever, chikungunya fever, zika, and traveller’s diarrhea to name a few. Prescription medications are available for malaria prevention, and to treat traveller’s diarrhea.
Call us at 604-251-1975 to arrange an appointment or to receive further information about travel to the Caribbean.
Have a look at the following links to learn more about vaccine preventable diseases and mosquito-borne diseases.
Travel Health for specific destinations
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