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Excellent service! Chazile went above and beyond to prepare me for my travels to south east Asia. Very kind, sharp and added helpful bits of information that will be useful during my travels. Even created a vaccine booklet for me that I asked for to keep track of my vaccines for the future. Highly recommended The London Vaccination Clinic. Thanks again Chazile 🙂 Nick
Travel Vaccinations for El Salvador
The table below provides a general guide as to the Travel Vaccinations that may be advised to you for travel to El Salvador
Recommended Vaccinations for El Salvador at a Glance
All Travellers: MMR, DTP
Some Travellers: Typhoid, Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, Rabies, TB
|Vaccination||Major Risk Factors||Course||Price|
|MMR||Person-to-Person||Course of Two||£60|
|Hepatitis A||Person-to-Person||Single Dose||£86|
|Hepatitis B||Person-to-Person||Course of Three||£66|
|Rabies||Person-to-Person||Course of Three - intradermal||£66|
El Salvador is replete with historical, cultural and natural riches. In San Salvador, find time to visit Iglesia San Rosario, a completely unique type of church, with striking modern artwork, one of its fine museums, or from San Salvador, travel to Coatepeque for a boat tour around this fantastic crater lake. Then, perhaps a few days at Costa Bálsamo, at one of its seaside resorts.
Advice for Travellers to all Destinations
The Vaccinations and Medications that are needed for travel vary from person-to-person. Everyone should have a personal risk assessment with a travel health professional to take into account a range of factors such as itinerary, medical condition, occupational and lifestyle risk factors and previous vaccination history.
All Travellers should ensure that they are up-to-date with Routine Vaccinations including Diphtheria, Tetanus and Polio and Measles, Mumps and Rubella.
Most travellers will also need to consider a course or booster of Hepatitis A and Typhoid as there is a risk of these diseases across most parts of the world.
Some Travellers may also be advised additional vaccinations such as Rabies, Japanese Encephalitis and Hepatitis B based on their individual risk assessment.
Risk of Malaria in El Salvador
Malaria is spread by the plasmodium parasite passed to humans from the bite of an anopheles mosquito. Malaria is a serious illness with symptoms include fever, chills, sweats and flu like symptoms. In severe cases, malaria can be fatal. There isn’t currently a vaccine available for our travellers, although there are other ways to protect yourself, see Malaria Information for Travellers.
There is a Low to No Risk of Malaria all year throughout El Salvador.
Travellers to areas where there is a Risk of Malaria should get advice regarding Malaria Medication which can be taken to help stop the illness from developing. The type of medication required depends on your destination, itinerary, length of stay and current medical condition. Further reduce the risk of by practicing mosquito Bite Avoidance by using Insect Repellent such as DEET 50% and covering exposed skin by wearing long sleeves and trousers.
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Further Travel Health Advice for El Salvador
In most parts of El Salvador, you will experience very hot humid weather, except in the uplands. Use lots of sunblock with an SPF of at least 20, and seek shady areas where possible. Remember that the sun can burn you even when you are in the sea. Make a habit of carrying bottled water or juices to replenish your fluids wherever you go.
Tap water is not considered safe here, it is important that you drink only bottled water. Also use bottled water for brushing your teeth, no matter which area you visit. Avoid using ice cubes.
Apart from the ubiquitous rice and beans, the most popular food in El Salvador is a pupusa, which consists of a corn flour tortilla stuffed with cheese and cooked pork meat, ground to a paste, with refried beans. There are variations on the pupusa which might involve seafood, or spinach served with salsa. Other favourites are tamales, stuffed with everything from chicken and potatoes to black beans.
Seafood figures largely in El Salvador, and lobsters, clams, and oysters might be fried or chopped along with octopus and squid and served in a ceviche. Coffee is the beverage of choice for adults with every meal, or for an aperitif, a cocktail of vodka and coconut milk. Remember to avoid eating from open buffets. Uncooked vegetables, salads and fruits that you cannot peel should not be eaten.
If you need health care in El Salvador, it is always best to use a private clinic, and preferably in the capital. In general the standard of care is not dependable, and it is best to check ahead before travelling to outer regions. Arrange in advance to have enough money with you to pay for any health care you might need.
Protect yourself, and your family, with adequate travel health insurance which will cover your intended itinerary and any potentially risky activities.
People in El Salvador are welcoming to tourists, but street crime is a factor, especially in the capital, but also in some resort areas. It is best to have an escort when travelling to remote locations, such as volcanoes. Leave your valuables in a safe place. Keep your cash and travellers’ cheques secure.