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Trinidad and Tobago Health Care and Vaccinations

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

Health Care

Public sector health care is free. However, health insurance is recommended as Tobago's health care provision is basic, with limited supplies and medication.

Food and Drink

Drinking water outside main cities and towns may be contaminated and sterilisation is advisable. Bottled water is available. Milk is pasteurised and dairy products are safe for consumption. Local meat, poultry, seafood, fruit and vegetables throughout both islands are generally safe to eat.

Other Risks

Vaccinations against tuberculosis and hepatitis B are sometimes recommended.