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Bahrain Health Care and Vaccinations

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

Health Care

There is a comprehensive medical service, with general and specialised hospitals in the main towns. An emergency health service is provided free of charge or at a nominal fee. Pharmacies are well-equipped with supplies.

Food and Drink

Water used for drinking, brushing teeth or making ice from hotels and public facilities is considered safe by the Bahrain Ministry of Health. Only eat well-cooked meat and fish in the summer months when inadequate storage in the heat can cause problems.

Other Risks

Vaccinations against tuberculosis and hepatitis B are sometimes recommended - consult your doctor for the latest medical advice six weeks before departure. In the summer, it is easy to get sunstroke or become dehydrated. Simple measures such as covering the head, keeping out of the midday sun and regularly sipping water help avoid this.