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I will be backpacking and wandering the country for 3-6 months, are there any medications or shots/vaccines i should get before going?

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    No, not necessary.
    Authorities won't require you to show an specific vaccine certificate unless you come from or visited recently an infected country.
    You can check this link:
    http://www.netdoctor.co.uk/travel/central_america/costa_rica.shtml almost 10 years ago

    Answered by Its me via Site_iconTravellr.com
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    While you do not need certificates like Yellow Fever to enter (unless you are coming from certain countries, you should make sure that all your childhood vaccinations/boosters are up to date. Other considerations are Hep B and Hep A. Make sure to protect yourself from mosquito bites with bug repellent and mosquito nets (at night). Dengue fever is transmitted by a day-time biting mosquito. There are a couple of areas where malaria is a problem, so you should check with a travel health professional to clarify if you will be travelling into these regions. Always a good idea to see a travel clinic for advice tailored to your circumstances. almost 10 years ago

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