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Albert Obbens – Best Places In The World To Retire User Account
Renate is right, Alonso is wrong. You do not need any vaccination, unless you like to go to the jungle along the Colombian border and some remote areas in the north. Against mosquitos, the government sprays or fumigates on a regular basis. That's why malaria and other mosquitos connected diseases like dengue are no longer a big issue. In the past around the canal the major problem for the French builders were these diseases, but since the fumigation program started almost 90 years ago, Panama has had no large epidemics. Also the government warns the people by TV spots to be alert for still water in all kinds of areas in the rainy season. 
Alonso Cornejo of ASA, Inc. – Best Places In The World To Retire User Account
Hepatitis A/B, Typhoid & Tetanus (revaccination every 10 years) are recommended for everyone going to Panama.
 
Depending on where you intend to live/travel and activities you will be doing Yellow Fever & Rabies might also be recommended.
 
The best course of action is to discuss your particular situation with your primary care physician 2-3 months before your departure.
Renate Jope of Panama Premium Real Estate – Best Places In The World To Retire User Account
Vaccinations are not needed in Panama, in fact they are not even required. 
 
Yellow fever vaccinations are recommended for travelers to remote and endemic areas. 
 
I personally have lived here for many years and have not a single vaccination.
 
Hepatitis A and B is a good idea.  Typhoid and Malaria (anti malarial drugs are recommended if traveling to the Darien, and Bocas del Toro)
 

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