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As tempting as it may look, it’s best to avoid food cooked by street vendors.

Immunizations (CDC Recommended Vaccines)

 See your doctor at least 4 weeks before your trip to allow time for immunizations to take effect, and make sure children get immunizations appropriate for their age.

  • Hepatitis A or immune globulin (IG).

  • Hepatitis B, if you might be exposed to blood (for example, health-care workers), have sexual contact with the local population, stay more than 6 months in the region, or be exposed through medical treatment.

  • Typhoid, particularly if you are visiting developing countries in this region.

  • Yellow fever vaccination, if you will be traveling outside urban areas.

  • As needed, booster doses for diphtheria/pertussis/tetanus (DPT), measles/mumps/rubella (MMR) and polio.

  • Rabies, if you might be exposed to wild or domestic animals through your work or recreation, or if you a plan to spend a lot of time in the country or the rainforest.

  • Other vaccinations in the event of epidemics.

  • Medication, if going into a region where malaria is resent.

 Please read our health page to find out more about common health concerns and to learn how to stay healthy while traveling in Ecuador.