St Vincent and the Grenadines Health Care and Vaccinations
* A yellow fever vaccination certificate is required from travellers over one year of age arriving from an infected area.
There is one large hospital, the Kingstown General Hospital. In addition, there are district rural hospitals, health centres and a medical laboratory. Visitors can get treatment at primary level, but need a referral for access to the main hospital. As facilities are limited, serious medical problems require evacuation to another island or the USA. Visitors would be expected to pay the full costs for services, therefore health insurance with emergency repatriation is recommended.
Food and Drink
Mains water is normally chlorinated, and whilst relatively safe, may cause mild abdominal upsets. 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.
Vaccinations against tuberculosis and hepatitis B are sometimes recommended.