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Portugal is a beautiful country located in southwestern Europe, known for its stunning beaches, historic cities, and delicious cuisine. The capital city of Lisbon is a must-visit destination, with its charming streets, colorful buildings, and iconic landmarks such as the Belem Tower and Jeronimos Monastery. The coastal towns of Algarve and Cascais offer some of the best beaches in Europe, while the Douro Valley is famous for its wine production and scenic vineyards. Portugal is also home to many historic sites, including the medieval town of Obidos and the Roman ruins of Conimbriga. Visitors can indulge in traditional Portuguese dishes such as grilled sardines, bacalhau (salt cod), and pastel de nata (custard tart). With its warm climate, friendly locals, and rich culture, Portugal is a perfect destination for any traveler.

Portugal 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 prior to visiting Portugal. 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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