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Vaccinations for Dominican Republic


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  • Same day travel vaccination service for last minute travellers
  • Specialist travel health medical staff at each travel clinic provide up to date travel health advice on your destinations and medical conditions
  • Specialists in complex patients including pregnant women, children, people with existing conditions including diabetes and HIV/AIDS, as well as the elderly
  • Yellow fever registered centre
  • Rabies, Tickborne & Japanese Encephalitis vaccinations available
  • All travel vaccines are held in stock at each travel clinic including junior doses and ready when you need them
  • Anti-malarial consultation and supply
  • Comprehensive range of travel medical kits
  • Plus travel equipment, travel clothing and travel pharmacy on site

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The Dominican Republic is a nationin the Caribbean whose border is shared with Haiti.

Information on this page is only intended as a guide to the travel vaccinations recommended for this country. We recommend you book a consultation with one of our specialist Travel Health Nurses to determine the exact vaccinations recommended for you based on a bespoke risk assessment that will take into account your itinerary, medical history, activities and length of travel, which are all risk factors affecting your immunisation recommendations. If you would like to book with us please call 01341 555 061 or click here. For the most up to date information, visit Fit For Travel and search for the countries you are travelling to.
Dominican Republic has now had a total of 64 suspected and 4 confirmed cases of Cholera in 2016 (as of 31st March). There is a vaccination against Cholera. Most travellers are at low risk of contracting the disease, provided they have taken measures to ensure drinking water is safe. To find out more about the disease and how to protect yourself - click here.
There is an outbreak of Zika virus affecting countries across Central & South America and the Caribbean. As of 7th April 2016, there have been 1035 suspected and 55 confirmed cases of Zika Virus infection in Dominican Republic. There is no vaccination against Zika Virus, which is spread by mosquitoes, you must use Bite Avoidance measures to protect yourself. For more information on Bite Avoidance - click here.

Recommended Travel Vaccines for Dominican Republic

  All travellers Some travellers When to get Vaccinated*
Diphtheria   Anytime before travel
1 dose**
Hepatitis A   2 weeks before travel
1 dose**
Tetanus    Anytime before travel
1 dose**
Typhoid    2 weeks before travel
1 dose**
Cholera   6 weeks before travel
2 doses**
Hepatitis B   3 weeks before travel
3 doses**
MMR   1 month before travel
2 doses
Rabies    4 weeks before travel
3 doses**

*Vaccination schedules are approximate and are calculated based on the first dose. Schedules are subject to change depending on your individual needs and will be discussed in your appointment. These are the minimum times required for full protection, you can start your course of treatment earlier.

**Vaccines work best if given time to become fully active. These vaccinations can be given up to the day before if needed and will provide some cover. Your Travel Nurse will discuss any health implications in your appointment.

Yellow Fever in Dominican Republic

There is no risk of Yellow Fever in Dominican Republic.

Yellow Fever vaccination certificate is not required to enter this country.

Malaria Risk in Dominican Republic

Malaria is present in Dominican Republic.

There is no vaccination for Malaria,  you will need to take Antimalarial tablets as it is a high risk area. We recommend you have a consultation with our expert Travel Nurses to talk through your Antimalarial medication options.

For a detailed map of the Malaria risk in this country, click here  (Source: fitfortravel)

Other Health Risks

Chikungunya in Dominican Republic

There is a risk of Chikungunya virus in this country. Spread by mosquitos, Chikungunya virus is widespread across Africa, South-East Asia, the Indian sub-continent and the Philippines. Occasionally, the virus can be found in other countries where the mosquito that spreads Chikungunya can also be found. There is no vaccination against Chikungunya, it is important to protect yourself with bite avoidance products like DEET. For more information - click here.

Dengue Fever in Dominican Republic

There is a risk of Dengue Fever in this country. It is spread by a species of mosquito called Aedes aegypti, otherwise known as the ‘tiger mosquito’ which mainly bites during the day. The illness is widespread throughout the tropics and subtropics, affecting over 100 countries with approximately 50 million cases globally a year. Currently most infections occur in SE Asia, South and Central America, Mexico, Africa, Indian sub-continent, Hawaii and the Pacific. There is currently no vaccination against Dengue Fever, it is therefore important to protect yourself during the day with bite avoidance products like DEET. For more information - click here.

High Altitude in Dominican Republic

There are some high altitude areas in this country. Travellers should take care to avoid Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS) by taking time to acclimatise properly. AMS can affect anyone, regardless of age, gender, level of fitness or training. At high atlitude, extra precautions should be taken against the harsh conditions, which can cause damaging ultraviolet and cold exposure. All Nomad Travel Health Nurses are trained to advise on AMS, and it may be appropriate for you to take certain medications that may help with aclimitisation. Book an appointment to discuss health issues related to altitude, based on your specific itinerary. For more information - click here.

Schistosomiasis in Dominican Republic

There is a risk of Schistosomiasis in this country. A parasitic infection (also known as bilharzia), Schistosomiasis is transmitted to humans through contact with fresh water, when the parasitic worm enters through the skin. Usually, no symptoms are felt until 2-4 weeks after exposure, when fever, diarrhoea, cough or a rash can occur as the parasites move around the body. Long term disease can lead to damage of the bladder, kidneys, bowel, liver and genital tract. Prevention is dependent on avoidance of swimming, bathing or paddling in fresh water lakes and streams.

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