Get a full list of the vaccines you need for Costa Rica, and learn about the risk of diseases and the best ways to protect yourself while away.

Vaccinations for
Costa Rica

It is recommended that most travellers get the combined booster vaccine for diphtheria, tetanus and polio, as well as the hepatitis A vaccine before going to Costa Rica. For some travellers, rabies and typhoid vaccines are also recommended.

01. Vaccine list

Below, you can see the recommended vaccinations for Costa Rica. These are official recommendations, and whether or not you will need any of the listed vaccines depends on a variety of factors, including your medical history and the details of your trip. Book an appointment online to get vaccinated at your local pharmacy. If you are unsure as to which vaccinations you require, book a phone consultation with one of our medical advisors, who will create a vaccine plan based on your needs.

Most travellers

Diphtheria, tetanus and polio

Anytime before arrival

Hepatitis A

Anytime before arrival

Some travellers


3 weeks before arrival*


2 weeks before arrival
Content reviewed by

Anne Marie Major, Independent Nurse Prescriber
21 June 2019