Travel clinic Ireland
Travel health and vaccine advice for Ireland
Ireland
 
Country of legends and fairy tales, Ireland hosts mischievous leprechauns in its green hilly pastures. The beauty of Ireland is stunning. Countless hidden charming villages lying in gorgeous wild landscapes are home to an even more charming population. Even if the genuine sense of hospitality, so characteristic of Irish people, sometimes gets lost in the reckless modern cities, it is still living deep in the countryside, and the visitor will feel it behind the doors of every pub. Ireland has sometimes suffered through its history, but the country of Guinness and four-leaf clovers has never forgotten its identity and will always keep its mesmerizing spirit.

INFORMATIONS ABOUT HEALTH

We make every effort to ensure that the information posted on our website is up to date and accurate according to the latest public health recommendations; however, it is impossible for us to make changes on a daily basis.

For the most current travel health recommendations, please call our clinic as make an appointment with one of our travel health professionals.

IRELAND – RECOMMENDED VACCINES

Tetanus – Diphteria – Pertussis Vaccine Tetanus: In exceptional circumstances (eg, stay in a region where access to health care is limited), for a person aged 18 years or older, 1 dose of DT may be given if 5 years or more has elapsed since the last dose. Otherwise, one booster dose at the age of 50*. Pertussis (Whooping Cough):  1 dose is recommended for pregnant women, for every pregnancy, regardless of immunization history and the interval since the last dose (betwen week 26 and 32). *Only applicable for Quebec.
Measles – Rubella – Mumps Two doses recommended for all travelers born after 1970, if not previously given.
Transmission, Symptoms and Prevention – Rabies For travelers at high risk of animal bites or being involved in activities with bats. Clients who plan to visit remote areas may consider receiving this vaccine. Important to note the pre-exposure rabies vaccine is administered in 2 doses with one week interval between doses. Post-exposure vaccination is always recommended, even for those previously vaccinated.
Flu – Influenza Seasonal influenza occurs worldwide. The flu season usually runs from November to April in the northern hemisphere, between April and October in the southern hemisphere and year round in the tropics. Influenza (flu) is caused by a virus spread from person to person through coughing and sneezing or by touching infected surfaces. Everyone 6 months and older should get a flu vaccine yearly. Vaccine is recommended 14 days prior to departure.
Routine vaccines (dCaT, Polio, Meningococcal, Shingles, Pneumococcal, Hepatitis B, HPV, MMR & Varicella) Recommended for all travelers
Hepatitis A Recommended for most travelers, especially those who are staying with friends or relatives; visiting smaller cities, villages, or rural areas where exposure might occur through food or water; or prone to “adventurous eating”
Hepatitis B Consider for most travelers; recommended for those who might be exposed to blood or other body fluids, have sexual contact with the local population, or be exposed through medical treatment (e.g., for an accident).
Lyme disease Presence. All travellers should protect themselves against tick bites.

RECOMMENDED MEDICATIONS

Antibiotics Traveler’s Diarrhea Azithromycin or Suprax

MEDICAL CARES

Ireland has an excellent health care system. Numerous medical services are easily accessible all around the country. But be aware that waiting times can be long. Medical consultations are free of charge in public health care establishments for Irish nationals, as well as for citizens of European Union or EFTA member states. If you wish to be treated in a private hospital, the Blackrock Clinic and the Mater Private Hospitals in Dublin offer excellent medical care. But they are extremely expensive. 

In case of emergency in Ireland, you can call an ambulance at 999. 

National pharmacies are usually very well stocked and you can find all the European medicines in Ireland. But don’t forget to bring your own basic medical kit in order to avoid unpleasant surprises.

SECURITY ABROAD

Petty crime (pickpocketing, bag snatching and passport theft) occurs, particularly in areas frequented by tourists.

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SAN JOSÉ WEATHER

CANADIAN AMBASSY

Emergency services

Dial 112 for emergency assistance.

Alternatively, dial 999 for ambulance, police or in case of fire.

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