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Dominica

Dominica has been nickname the “Nature Isle of the Caribbean” due to its beautiful natural environment. Marked with lush rainforests, tall mountains, and filled with exotic flora and fauna, the island is a must-visit.

Travellers can go to small fishing villages, giving them a chance to snorkel or dive and see sunken ships. There are also beautiful hiking trails through the rainforest and mountains. Those looking to relax in one of many hot springs in the country. The more adventurous can even find zip-lines to get an amazing view of the country.


Recommended Travel Vaccinations for Dominica

VACCINE HOW DISEASE SPREADS DETAILS
Hepatitis A Food & Water Recommended for most travellers
Hepatitis B Blood & Body Fluids Accelerated schedule available
Typhoid Food & Water Shot lasts 2 years. Oral vaccine lasts 5 years, must be able to swallow pills. Oral doses must be kept in refrigerator.
Cholera Food & Water A risk in some regions. Especially recommended for those visiting rural areas.
Yellow Fever Mosquito Required if travelling from a country with risk of yellow fever transmission.
Rabies Saliva of Infected Animals High risk country. Vaccine recommended for long-term travellers and those who may come in contact with animals.
Polio Food & Water Proof of vaccination required for stays over 4 weeks. Active infection in some parts of country. Cases reported in last 12 months.

Routine Vaccinations for Dominica

VACCINE HOW DISEASE SPREADS DETAILS
Measles Mumps Rubella (MMR) Various Vectors Given to anyone unvaccinated and/or born after 1957. One time adult booster recommended.
TDAP (Tetanus, Diphtheria & Pertussis) Wounds & Airborne Only one adult booster of pertussis required.
Chickenpox Direct Contact & Airborne Given to those unvaccinated that did not have chickenpox.
Shingles Direct Contact Vaccine can still be given if you have had shingles.
Pneumonia Airborne Two vaccines given seperately. All 65+ or immunocompromised should receive both.
Influenza Airborne Vaccine components change annually.
Meningitis Airborne & Direct Contact Given to anyone unvaccinated or at an increased risk, especially students.

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