How to Get Vaccinated

Vaccinations for International Travel

March 2018

For traveling to Costa Rica and working at the animal rescue center, you will need the following immunizations:


Hepatitis A and B

MMR (Measles, Mumps and Rubella




Suggested immunization offices:

Passport Health

10260 SW Greenburg Road Suite 469

Portland, OR 97223


The Travel Clinic (questionable online ratings)

1200 Hilyard St. Suite 560

Eugene, OR 97401


Approximate costs of vaccines:

Typhoid $ 85

Hepatitis A and B 100

MMR (Measles, Mumps and Rubella 90

Influenza 50

Tetanus* 65

Rabies 400

Malarone (anti-malaria) pills 70

Total 780

*If you did not receive a tetanus shot as a child, you will need the Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis.

Vaccines should be received at least 6 weeks before travel, to ensure that the immunization is in full effect and to allow time for a second and third dose of those that require more than one dose.