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Grenada Health Care and Vaccinations

Title Special precautions
Rabies Sometimes
Malaria No
Hepatitis A Yes
Diphtheria Sometimes
Yellow Fever No*
Typhoid Sometimes
Tetanus Yes

* A yellow fever vaccination certificate is required from all travellers over one year of age coming from infected areas.

Health Care

There is a general hospital in St George's (tel: 440 2051) and small hospitals in Mirabeau and Carriacou. Health insurance is strongly recommended.

Food and Drink

Mains water is normally chlorinated and relatively safe, but there is still some risk of diarrhoea, particularly in rural areas. Bottled water is available. Milk is pasteurised and dairy products are safe for consumption. Local meat, poultry, seafood, fruit and vegetables are generally considered safe to eat.

Other Risks

Immunisation against hepatitis B is sometimes recommended. There is a high prevalence of HIV/AIDS. Rabies is present. For those at high risk, vaccination before arrival should be considered. If you are bitten, seek medical advice without delay.