Travel Vaccinations for Panama

The table below provides a general guide as to the Travel Vaccinations that may be advised to you for travel to Panama

Central America’s most cosmopolitan capital, Panama City, glitters with glass and steel skyscrapers reflected against the waters of Panama Bay, and is sometimes referred to as the Miami of the South. For all its glitz and glamour, nightlife, and shopping, the city has not forgotten its colonial roots, in recently refurbished charming Casco Viejo, the old quarter. From Panama City, take a train along the jungle to Colón, or, for the consummate hiker, Panama has rainforests, mountains and parks to explore. The Panama Canal, one of man’s utmost engineering achievements, marks its 100th anniversary in 2014, and merits a stop on any traveller’s itinerary. Your first stop on your way to beautiful Panama should be a visit to our Travel Health Clinic, four to eight weeks before departure, so that you will be completely safe and up-to-date with the Vaccinations you need for Panama.

There is No Risk of Malaria in Panama

There is No Risk of Yellow Fever in Panama

Keep up-to-date with the latest travel advice from the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) before travelling.

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

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

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

Some Travellers may also be advised additional vaccinations such as Rabies, Japanese Encephalitis and Hepatitis B based on their individual risk assessment.

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Nicolas Charlet
17 March 2023

Incredible service – so helpful
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

Ines Lopes
11 March 2023

Travel vacines

Attended a consultation for travel vacines, the nurse explained everything with care, provided good advice. We then add a follow up consultation with a different nurse for the vaccines and was also very kind and professional. Was very impressed, we did not feel pressured to have more vacines then reasonable and both nurses gave pricing information upfront.

Sophie Harris
13 March 2023

Very positive experience

Really easy to book and the nurse who I saw in Liverpool Street was really kind and helpful. She went through my vaccination history, what I needed for my trip and explained everything I needed to know ahead of administrating the vaccine I needed.
I am glad I arrived early as the venue was tricky to find as the name of the building has changed so doesn’t match Google maps. Put me in a slight panic as I thought I was going to miss my appointment but I found it in the end!

21 March 2023

Thorough and helpful consult

Thorough and helpful consult. Professional and pleasant experience, amazing and k knowledgeable staff!

08 March 2023

My nurse was a beautiful soul inside…

My nurse was a beautiful soul inside and out. I have a fear of needles and she was so patient and reassuring from beginning to end. She asked me questions, helped me to relax and made me feel like an individual rather than just someone on the list for the day.

Our Nurses

At the London Vaccination Clinic, we are proud to introduce our team of expert nurses who are dedicated to providing excellent customer care and over delivering for our customers. Our nurses possess a high level of skill and expertise, ensuring that every individual receives the best possible preparation and protection for their travel needs, regardless of their destination or personal circumstances.

We prioritize the development of our nurses and take pride in their continuous growth. All our nurses are registered with the UK regulatory body, ensuring their professionalism and adherence to the highest standards of care. To further enhance their knowledge and skills, our nurses receive regular training from our medical and clinical directors, who provide them with the latest updates and advancements in the field.

As a CQC regulated and approved clinic, we are committed to delivering the highest quality of care to our patients. Our dedication to excellence extends across all our clinics located throughout the UK. We strive to create a safe and welcoming environment where individuals can receive comprehensive and personalized care for their travel health needs.

At the London Vaccination Clinic, we understand the importance of your health and well-being while traveling. Our team of skilled nurses is here to ensure that you are well-prepared and protected, allowing you to embark on your journey with confidence and peace of mind.

We operate under the rigorous standards set by the CQC and are committed to delivering top-notch care to our patients at every one of our UK clinics.

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Further Travel Health Advice for Panama

In Panama you will experience very hot humid weather, in the rain forests and in coastal regions from May to January, except in the mountains which are cooler. Use lots of sun block 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 with you wherever you go.

Tap water in Panama City is safe to drink, but it is recommended that you use extra care, and drink purified water, especially outside of Panama City. Avoid using ice cubes.

In Panama, surrounded by the Pacific, and the Caribbean, seafood is the focus of many dishes, including ceviche, made from chopped fish, shrimp or conch, with cilantro and tomatoes marinated in lime juice, and in main dishes, seafood goes Caribbean with exotic ingredients like coconut, mango, and plantains. Favourite mains include Mexican standards empañadas and tamales. Wash down a meal of yummy prawns with coconut juice called Pipa, or quench your thirst with one of Panama’s excellent beers.

The standard of health care in Panama is very good, but it is best to use a private clinic anywhere outside of Panama City. Arrange in advance to have enough money with you to pay for any health care you might need.

Protect yourself, and your family, with comprehensive travel health insurance which will cover your intended itinerary and any potentially risky activities.

You will find the Panamanians warm and welcoming, however, do take normal precautions in the city at night, and when travelling in outer regions, and especially in Darien Province. On jungle tours, wear long sleeves and long pants and use insecticide to prevent insect bites.