Ireland Travel Health Advice
There are no special health requirements for visitors to Ireland but there are a few vaccinations which are recommended for travel almost anywhere: a MMR (measles, mumps, rubella) vaccination is recommended for anybody not up to date, as is a tetanus-diphtheria vaccination (recommended every ten years). A flu vaccination may also be recommended by your medical practitioner if you are travelling between November and April.
Health insurance is advisable unless you are from the UK or other EU countries, most of which have reciprocal agreements with Ireland. A European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) should be obtained before departing for travel to Ireland. Medical facilities are good and medicines are widely available; payment for treatment is usually required in cash. If you require specific medication, it is always advised that you bring it with you on your travels: make sure you transport all medications in their original containers, clearly labeled; and that you carry a signed, dated letter from your doctor describing all medical conditions and listing all prescribed medications, including generic names.
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