Panama vaccinations: which ones do you need?

Are you going to Panama? Make sure you are properly prepared. We recommend vaccinations for Panama, though they are not mandatory. Which vaccinations you require for your trip to Panama, depends on the areas you plan to visit and on the duration of your stay.

Panama is located in Central America and has a tropical, humid climate with an average temperature of approximately 23 degrees Celsius. In Panama, you will find countless animal and plant species as well as native Indian tribes, ancient cities, an ultra-modern capital city and the world-famous Panama Canal. Regardless of what you plan to do, you should protect yourself well against (tropical) diseases and mosquitoes. Both dengue and malaria occur Panama. Our experienced KLM Health Services nurses are happy to tell you which vaccinations you require for your trip to Panama and gladly provide information on any additional precautions you can take. Click here to make an appointment with one of our nurses.

Panama vaccinations: an overview of health risks

In Panama, you run the risk of catching (tropical) diseases to which you are likely not resistant. Vaccines can guard you against these. Please view our list of the most common diseases and health risks in Panama and read which specific vaccinations you require.

Chikungunya

In this country Chikungunya is prevalent. A good protection against mosquito bites in the daytime is necessary.

Dengue

In this country dengue fever is prevalent. A good protection against mosquito bites in the daytime is necessary.

DTP

Vaccination is recommended for all travelers to this country.

Hepatitis A

Vaccination is recommended for all travelers to this country.

Hepatitis B

Vaccination depends on your personal situation. Please contact KLM Health Services for a personal advice.

Malaria

In this country there is a risk of getting malaria. Protection against mosquito bites is necessary during day- and nighttime. Sometimes malaria tablets are recommended, please contact KLM Health Services.

Rabies

Vaccination depends on your personal situation. In this country mammals could be infected with Rabies. Avoid contact with mammals. Please contact KLM Health Services for good and personal advice.

Yellow Fever - recommended

Vaccination is recommended for all travelers to this country.

Zika virus

In this country Zika virus is prevalent. A good protection against mosquito bites in the daytime is necessary.

A healthy trip to Panama? Prepare for your trip with our tips

Make your trip to Panama as pleasant as possible and avoid unexpected surprises. Below you will find helpful tips and tricks to prepare yourself for your journey.

Our KLM Health Services’ Doctor Connect service allows your to contact a KLM Health Services expert 24/7, either by telephone, text message or WhatsApp. Not only in case of emergency but also if you have doubts. Subscribe to Doctor Connect.

Seemingly innocent things such as food, water and bright sunlight can pose a risk to your health during your travels. Want to know what measures you can take to reduce these health risks? Please read our travel tips.

The Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs travel advice helps you prepare for safety risks during your stay abroad. The travel advice, for example, tells you which regions are safe and to which regions you should not travel. Sometimes there are security risks. If this is the case, please be alert or, preferably only travel to the country concerned if genuinely necessary.

The Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs has set up a central telephone number for travellers, which can be reached 24/7. Please call: +31 247 247 247.

Schedule a vaccination for Panama? Make an appointment!

Please make an appointment online for your Panama vaccinations. An overview of our branches can be found here. Do you have any other questions about immunisations for Panama? Please feel free to contact us via 0900 109 109 6 (€1,00 per call) or send an email to travelclinic@klm.com. You can also visit our frequently asked questions page.

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