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Mauritania is a country located in West Africa, known for its vast desert landscapes and rich cultural heritage. Tourists can explore the ancient city of Chinguetti, a UNESCO World Heritage site, and experience the traditional way of life of the nomadic tribes. The country also offers opportunities for outdoor activities such as camel trekking, hiking, and bird watching. Visitors can sample the local cuisine, which includes dishes such as couscous and grilled meat, and shop for traditional handicrafts in the local markets. However, travelers should be aware of the country's security situation and take necessary precautions while visiting.

Mauritania Immunization Recommendations and Requirements

Before traveling, make sure you are up-to-date on all of your routine immunizations including influenza and COVID-19. 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. 

Infants, 6 to 11 months old should receive one dose of MMR and Hepatitis A prior to visiting Mauritania. This does not count toward routine childhood immunizations.

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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