Central & South America Honduras What Shots You Need to Go to Honduras Written by Kirsten Hubbard Kirsten Hubbard is a travel writer and expert who specializes in Central America. Tripsavvy's Editorial Guidelines Kirsten Hubbard Updated 06/03/19 Share Pin Email Robert Francis/robertharding/Getty Images Travel vaccinations aren't any fun – nobody likes getting shots, after all – but getting sick during or after your vacation is much worse than a couple of pinpricks. While your chances of contracting an illness during your Honduras travels is rare, it's best to be prepared. Sometimes your physician can provide you with the recommended immunizations for Honduras travel. In some cases, you'll have to visit a travel clinic for the more obscure inoculations. You can search for a travel clinic through the CDC's Traveler Health webpage. Ideally, you should visit your doctor or travel clinic 4-6 weeks before departure to allow time for the vaccinations to take effect. At present, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention recommends these Honduras immunizations: Typhoid: Recommended for all Central America travelers. Hepatitis A: "Recommended for all unvaccinated people traveling to or working in countries with an intermediate or high level of hepatitis A virus infection (see map) where exposure might occur through food or water. Cases of travel-related hepatitis A can also occur in travelers to developing countries with "standard" tourist itineraries, accommodations, and food consumption behaviors." Hepatitis B: "Recommended for all unvaccinated persons traveling to or working in countries with intermediate to high levels of endemic HBV transmission, especially those who might be exposed to blood or body fluids, have sexual contact with the local population, or be exposed through medical treatment (e.g., for an accident)." Routine Vaccines: Make sure your routine vaccinations, such as tetanus, MMR, polio, and others are all up to date. Rabies: Recommended for Honduras travelers who will be spending a great deal of time outdoors (especially in rural areas), or who will be in direct contact with animals. The CDC also recommends Honduras travelers take precautions against malaria, such as antimalarial drugs, when traveling in all areas of Honduras (including Roatan) with the exception of Tegucigalpa and San Pedro Sula. Always check the CDC's Honduras Travel page to for up-to-date Honduras vaccination information and other travel health tips. Was this page helpful? Thanks for letting us know! Share Pin Email Tell us why! Submit Guatemala Vaccinations and Health Information Recommended Travel Vaccinations to Get Before Visiting Asia Vaccinations You Need Before Going to Nicaragua Some immunizations are a good idea, even if not required The 7 Best Vaccine Card Holders of 2021, According to an Expert Top 7 Common Health Issues for Travel to India Necessary Vaccinations for Peru Travel Advice and Information on Vaccinations for Africa Travel Ireland - Do I Really Need Any Vaccines to Go There? Countries That Require Proof of Yellow Fever Vaccination What Vaccinations Should You Get before Visiting China? Africa Travel: Everything You Need to Know About Bilharzia What Countries Can I Travel To If I’m Vaccinated? Is It Safe to Travel to Mexico? Is It Safe to Travel to Tanzania? Will I Need a COVID-19 Vaccine to Travel? Airlines Say "Maybe"