Travel Vaccinations for Puerto Rico

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

Isla de Encanta, the Isle of Enchantment, as Puerto Rico is affectionately dubbed by its residents, oozes history, buzzes with excitement, and jumps to pounding salsa music. The sea port of San Juan, which takes 2nd place only to New York harbour as the busiest in U.S. territory, is the gateway to the wealth of history and charm that is Old San Juan. From the harbour, walk up along Calle Fortaleza, with its array of shops, cafés, and bars, and historic buildings to the top of the hill, to Plaza de San José, or visit the old Fortaleza, home to the city’s governors for over 300 years.

Leave lots of time for a tour of 16th Century El Morro Fortress, which stands guard over San Juan harbour. Swim and sun on the glorious beach, at Isla Verde, then lunch at the El San Juan hotel, and later, dance the night away in one of Condado’s salsa clubs. Take the ferry to the beaches of Vieques or go surfing in Rincón, and try not to miss the incredible beauty of El Yunque rainforest. Little-known historical fact- Puerto Rico was once called San Juan and San Juan city was once Puerto Rico. Even before you think of what to pack for your trip to Puerto Rico, take time to visit 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 Puerto Rico.

There is No Risk of Malaria in Puerto Rico

There is No Risk of Yellow Fever in Puerto Rico

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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17 March 2023

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11 March 2023

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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.
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21 March 2023

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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 Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico is tropical, with dry heat, except during the rainy season from June to November. Expect high temperatures on either coast,and intense humidity in the rainforest. At the beach or when sailing or indulging in water sports, use a good sun block lotion with SPF 20 or higher. Apply liberally and often. When on tour, remember to wear light clothing and bring lots of water with you.

The tap water in Puerto Rico is officially safe to drink, however, bottled waters of all kinds are widely available. Remember to drink fluids often and whether it be water or fruit juices, replenish fluids throughout the day.

The streets of San Juan are lined with one restaurant or café after another, whether along the Condado strip or in the old city. Puerto Rican food is Spanish, Cuban and Mexican, with a touch of African and Caribbean cuisine thrown in, and the result is wonderful. Grilled meats, such as roast suckling pig, or fresh fish, usually fried, are served with fried mashed plantains, and flavourful sauces like adobo, made with olive oil, garlic, crushed peppers, oregano and lime juice season many of these dishes. Favoured appetizers are codfish fritters, or empandadillas, which are scrumptious fish or meat turnovers. Ice cold cerveza, beer, is often served with meals, but the top drink remains Puerto Rican rum, white or amber. This is the birthplace of the Mojito rum cocktail with soda, lime and mint, and Piña Coladas, rum with coconut milk and pineapple.

Should you require health care in Puerto Rico, there are any number of very good hospitals in San Juan, and across the island. There are also private clinics, and the standard of care is excellent. Remember that it is important that you 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, such as surfing.

Do take the normal precautions, such as protecting your valuables, and not walking alone at night, however, in tourist areas, visitors are generally safe. Remember to avoid wearing flashy jewellery, and to watch for pickpockets, even if you are with a group.