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Vaccinations for International Travel

March 2018

 

For traveling to Costa Rica and working at the animal rescue center, you will need the following immunizations:

 

Typhoid

Hepatitis A and B

MMR (Measles, Mumps and Rubella

Influenza

Tetanus

Rabies

 

Suggested immunization offices:

 

Passport Health

10260 SW Greenburg Road Suite 469

Portland, OR 97223

503-757-3679

 

The Travel Clinic (questionable online ratings)

1200 Hilyard St. Suite 560

Eugene, OR 97401

541-343-6028

 

Approximate costs of vaccines:

 

Typhoid                                                          $  85

Hepatitis A and B                                             100

MMR (Measles, Mumps and Rubella                90

Influenza                                                            50

Tetanus*                                                             65                                                    

Rabies                                                              400

Malarone (anti-malaria) pills                               70

                        Total                                         780                            

 

*If you did not receive a tetanus shot as a child, you will need the Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis.

 

Vaccines should be received at least 6 weeks before travel, to ensure that the immunization is in full effect and to allow time for a second and third dose of those that require more than one dose. 

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