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Vaccines to travel to Dominican Republic

Dominican Republic It is next to its capital Santo Domingo one of the most visited Caribbean destinations due to its beaches, gastronomy and tourist attractions. If we have this as our next travel destination, it is important to know that there are no vaccines that we should apply, although, if a series of recommended vaccines.

Among the vaccines that are recommended that we apply at least one month in advance of the date of our trip are: hepatitis A and hepatitis B vaccine, whether we are going to carry out risk activities that cause us to get this disease or by prevention, but, in no case, if we have already had the disease or received the vaccine; typhoid fever vaccine, for prevention in relation to the conditions of health, water quality and food handling; and the tetanus diphtheria vaccine.

In addition, there are a number of diseases that may have emerging symptoms in tropical destinations, so it is recommended get vaccinated against dengue, for the existence of mosquitoes throughout the territory and the malaria vaccine.

Finally, although it is not common, if it is important to indicate that the schistosomiasis vaccine, since fresh water can generate the existence of larvae that could enter our body through food, water where we swim or bathe, etc.

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