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Spain - Health Risks, Inoculations, Vaccinations and Health Certificates
Routine vaccinations include those for influenza, chickenpox, polio, MMR and DPT. It is often recommended by doctors to have a vaccination for Hepatitis B. Rabies vaccinations are only recommended for those who will be coming into contact with animals such as bats. There are other conditions which may occur in some regions of Spain and which travellers should be aware of, although contraction is rare. Measles outbreaks are reported regularly in Spain so immunisation is particularly important.
Those who are travelling from other parts of the world where there are diseases such as yellow fever may need to have proof that they are free of the disease and have been vaccinated against it.
Sun exposure is a risk in some parts of Spain which have long hours of sunshine and high temperatures. Sun block is recommended and hats and sunglasses should also be used for extra protection.
It is a good idea to contact the foreign office of your own government for the latest information on travelling to Spain before you leave so that you can be made aware of any recently developed risks.
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