Trinidad and Tobago

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Recommended vaccinations

Routine vaccination:

Vaccinations included in the vaccination schedule to be updated

Hepatitis A

1 injection two weeks before departure, booster 1 to 3 (5) years later. Children: aged ≥1 year.

Based on your travel plans:

Yellow fever

NB: A yellow fever vaccination certificate is required for all travelers aged ≥1 year arriving from countries with a risk of yellow fever transmission and all travelers who spend more than 12 hours in transit at an airport in a country where there is a risk of yellow fever transmission. 

Vaccination is recommended for all travelers to the island of Trinidad. It is generally not recommended except for long-stay travelers or if there is a risk of heavy exposure to mosquito bites if travel is limited to the urban areas of Port of Spain, or for cruise ship passengers who do not disembark from the ship and air passengers in transit. 

Vaccination is not recommended for travelers vising the island of Tobago only.

Vaccination schedule: 1 injection at least 10 days before departure. 

Children: from 9 months (between 6 and 9 months only in special circumstances).

Administrative protection: lifelong.

Following a World Health Organization decision, the International Health Regulations have been amended and the term of validity of a yellow fever vaccination certificate, previously 10 years, has now been extended to the life of the person vaccinated; However, according to the Opinion of the French High Council for Public Health (HCSP), yellow fever booster vaccinations are still recommended for:

  • Children who were vaccinated under the age of 2: a second dose from the age of 6 in the event of further travel to a yellow fever endemic region;
  • Women whose primary vaccination was during pregnancy, people with HIV and immunodeficient patients vaccinated in the conditions outlined in the report by the French High Council for Public Health (HCSP): a second dose 10 years later;
  • People who were vaccinated against yellow fever more than 10 years ago: a second dose if an outbreak has been reported in the country visited.

Hepatitis B

For long or frequent trips

Two injections one month apart

Booster 6 months later

When protection is needed as early as possible (with almost imminent departure), an accelerated schedule of three injections within a short interval and a fourth dose 1 year later is feasible, in adults only.

Typhoid

For long trips or in conditions of poor hygiene.

Children: aged ≥2 years.

Malaria Prevention

There is no malaria in Trinidad and Tobago.

(Source: Weekly Epidemiological Bulletin [BEH] – Health Recommendations for Travelers)

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