Travel Tips Thursday: Croatia

19.06.2018 Category: Travel Health Author: Anna Chapman

Do I need vaccinations for Croatia?

The answer is, yes.

Croatia sits on the Dalmatian coast of Europe and is only a short flight from the UK. With abundant sunshine, long coastlines and fascinating history and architecture, Croatia is an enchanting country with so much to discover beyond Dubrovnik.

There is a common misconception that only far flung exotic destinations require travel vaccinations. This simply isn’t true. Whilst certain diseases such as malaria are found within the tropics, travellers to Europe should still seek out pre-travel advice to ensure that they are protected for their trip.

What vaccinations do I really need?

  • You should be up to date with the diphtheria, tetanus and polio vaccinations, which can be given every 10 years.
  • Europe has seen large outbreaks of measles in recent years, so travellers should ensure that they have received 2 doses of the measles, mumps and rubella vaccination (known as the MMR).

What about other vaccinations?

Depending on the activities you have planned for Croatia, you can consider additional vaccinations.

  • If you can’t guarantee access to safe food and water, you should consider Hepatitis A vaccinations.
  • If you plan to enjoy the countryside and activities such as hiking, camping, cycling, you may wish to consider vaccinations against Rabies and Tick-borne Encephalitis.

The Fleet Street Clinic stocks travel sickness medication, travel vaccines and medical travel kits. Our experienced travel clinic nurses can help advise with any queries or more information on Croatia.

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