Jamaica Vaccination Recommendations

Jamaica Vaccination Recommendations

The following travel vaccinations are recommended when traveling to Jamaica, based on historical disease patterns in that country. They represent the typical diseases endemic or prevalent in Jamaica for which there are highly effective vaccines available offering strong protection against the disease.

There are may be other diseases which are prevalent in Jamaica but which are not shown here because either there are no vaccines available to combat the disease, or because the vaccines available are not highly effective in protecting travelers from the disease. In these cases, other travel health protection measures should be followed. Please click on the "Read More" links to the right of each travel disease listed below to find out more about these other travel health precautionary measures while traveling to Jamaica.

In addition to the typical or endemic disease pattern information presented here, please check the Global Travel Alerts and Travel Health Advisories page which contains the latest information on any current outbreaks that may be occurring in Jamaica.

In addition to reading the vaccination recommendations for Jamaica on this page, booking a consultation appointment with your local travel clinic or nearest immunization center will help ensure you are aware of all the vaccination requirements and other health precautions advised while traveling to Jamaica.

CDC Vaccination Recommendations for Jamaica in Caribbean
Recommended for all unvaccinated people traveling to or working in countries with an intermediate or high level of hepatitis A virus infection where exposure might occur through food or water. Cases of travel-related hepatitis A can also occur in travelers to developing countries with "standard" tourist itineraries, accommodations, and food consumption behaviors.
Recommended for all unvaccinated persons traveling to or working in countries with intermediate to high levels of endemic HBV transmission, especially those who might be exposed to blood or body fluids, have sexual contact with the local population, or be exposed through medical treatment (e.g., for an accident).
Recommended for all unvaccinated people traveling to or working in Jamaica, especially if staying with friends or relatives or visiting smaller cities, villages, or rural areas where exposure might occur through food or water.

For more information on travel health risks and vaccination recommendations while traveling to Jamaica,
please see the CDC website entry for Jamaica.