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Greenland Health Care and Vaccinations

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

Health Care

There are hospitals and dentists in all towns. Although medical services are generally free, medical insurance is advisable, particularly as charges are made for dental treatment. Travellers are also advised to bring their own medicines and prescribed drugs, as these can often be difficult to obtain in Greenland.

Other Risks

Hepatitis B is endemic. Tuberculosis may occur. Extreme cold during the winter months is another potential risk to travellers. Rabies is present. For those at high risk, vaccination before arrival should be considered. If you are bitten, seek medical advice without delay.

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