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What shots do we need before going?

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Atlanta, Georgia
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What shots do we need before going?

We are going to La Fortuna for 4 nights at the end of January, and will be whitewater rafting, horseback riding and ziplining. Do we need to get Hepatitis A shots? Is malaria an issue? Thanks in advance for your input.

Brooklyn, New York
Destination Expert
for Sarapiqui
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reviews: 75
1. Re: What shots do we need before going?

No shots necessary.

Dearborn, Michigan
posts: 485
reviews: 9
2. Re: What shots do we need before going?

I've been to Costa Rica many many times and never seen anything for shots needed. I'm sure there are some recommended (just like you probably don't have all the shots you could have for the U.S.).

Gary

Costa Rica
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reviews: 26
3. Re: What shots do we need before going?

No shots necessary.

San Jose, Costa Rica
posts: 41,665
4. Re: What shots do we need before going?

Agree with others no shots thanks God..

Roadadvisor

La Fortuna de San...
Destination Expert
for La Fortuna de San Carlos
posts: 1,200
reviews: 7
5. Re: What shots do we need before going?

Agreed with the others. Here is what the CDC has to say: …cdc.gov/travel/destinations/costa-rica.htm

Bermuda
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for Bermuda
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reviews: 26
6. Re: What shots do we need before going?

I always recommend shots of Ron centenario, you can get them in Costa Rica.

Atlanta, Georgia
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reviews: 85
7. Re: What shots do we need before going?

Hep A is good to have even in the US.

It may be a 2 part series

Atlanta, Georgia
posts: 763
reviews: 85
8. Re: What shots do we need before going?

the cdc hep a map shows costa rica as an intermediate Hep A risk, I would get hep a (though most travel agents never mention shots). I think hep a is good for a long time 10-15+ years

9. Re: What shots do we need before going?

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