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Greenland (Denmark)

Greenland is a vast and stunningly beautiful country that is part of the Kingdom of Denmark. It is the world's largest island and offers visitors a unique and unforgettable experience. The landscape is dominated by glaciers, icebergs, and fjords, and the wildlife includes polar bears, whales, and seals. Visitors can explore the traditional Inuit culture, visit remote settlements, and witness the Northern Lights. Greenland is also a popular destination for adventure activities such as hiking, kayaking, and dog sledding. With its pristine natural beauty and fascinating culture, Greenland is a must-visit destination for any adventurous traveler.

Routine Immunizations

Make sure you are up-to-date on all routine vaccinations before traveling. Note that many vaccines that are now considered "routine" were not available until recent decades so you may not have received them at all, depending on your age and other factors. Here are a few specific vaccines we would like to call your attention to:

  1. Flu, RSV and Covid-19: Make sure you are up-to-date to minimize your risk of ruining your trip due to illness.

  2. Tetanus should be updated every 10 years especially if you're traveling.

  3. Hepatitis A and B: Hepatitis B was not part of the routine immunization schedule in the U.S. until 1995 and hepatitis A did not become a part of routine childhood immunizations until 2006. So if you were born before 2005 you may need one or both of these vaccines. Many people opt for Hep A only because it is commonly spread through food and water, but Hep B spread through blood and other body fluids is essential too--especially if you find yourself in an under-resourced hospital in the developing world.

  4. Polio: There is currently a global outbreak of polio and the U.S. CDC is recommending adults who have been fully immunized as children get a single life-time booster as an adult before traveling to many global destinations. The CDC's list of polio outbreak countries is constantly updating so check the CDC's polio list to see if your destination is on the list. 

Infants, 6 to 11 months old should receive one dose of MMR prior to visiting Greenland (Denmark). This does not count toward routine childhood immunizations.

Greenland (Denmark) Immunization Recommendations and Requirements

Talk to a travel health specialist

At Away Clinic we specialize in getting travelers ready for their trips to the world's most exotic destinations. We would be glad to assist you at the following locations:

To set up an appointment, see our self-scheduling page, call us at (480) 712-8865‬, or email us

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