Dominican Republic is struggling to contain a Cholera epidemic. There are over 10,000 reported cases and more than 70 deaths, mostly in the cities of Santo Domingo and Santiago.
Where Cholera goes other diseases follow.... it's an indication that this is the kind f destination where you'd be wise to get vaccinated for all eventualities. Go see a doctor as soon as possible, some of the vaccines require multiple shots over a period of weeks.
Dengue Fever is also widespread in DR, although you cannot be vaccinated against it you should make sure you take proper preventative precautions.
Phil over 8 years ago
Where does Dr. Phil get his facts from? To answer the question, No. One would not need shots before arriving in DR. It is safe compared to other countries like Haiti, and even there it is unlikely cholera will be a real risk for the average tourist. You may want to practice safe sex while in DR since it is a 5 Star sex tourism destination for both male and females (Europeans and Americans). over 8 years ago