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Cook Islands Health Care and Vaccinations

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

Health Care

Comprehensive travel insurance is recommended. There is one government hospital (on Rarotonga).

Food and Drink

Tap water is relatively safe but may cause mild abdominal upsets. Bottled water is available and is advised for the first few weeks of the stay.

Other Risks

Vaccination against hepatitis B and tuberculosis is sometimes advised. There is no defence against dengue fever other than avoiding being bitten by mosquitoes.

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