Central America is a place for exploration combined with ultimate relaxation. The adventurous traveller may be drawn to surfing in El Salvador, scuba diving off the waters of a Honduran island, or zip-lining through the jungles of Costa Rica – while those wishing to sightsee can visit colonial towns in Nicaragua or admire the colourful handicrafts at Guatemalan markets. Central America also has plenty to offer families seeking a sunny get away.No matter your travel style, Central America has something for everyone.
There are various factors to consider when planning your dream vacation to Central America, 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 of 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 Central America?
Routine vaccines are also recommended for all destinations in Central America. Boosters may be recommended depending on your vaccine history, age, health history, and destination. These routine vaccines include:
To learn more about vaccine preventable diseases have a look at the following link.
Are there other risks?
Depending on your destination and itinerary there may be other health risks in Central America. 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 Central America.