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The Gambia

The Gambia, located in West Africa, is a small country known for its beautiful beaches, vibrant culture, and abundant wildlife. Tourists can enjoy a variety of activities such as visiting nature reserves to see monkeys, crocodiles, and exotic birds, taking a boat ride on the Gambia River, or exploring the bustling markets and historic sites in the capital city of Banjul. The country is also home to several luxury resorts and hotels, offering visitors a chance to relax and unwind in a tropical paradise. With its warm climate, friendly locals, and unique blend of African and European influences, The Gambia is a must-visit destination for any traveler seeking an unforgettable experience.

The Gambia 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 The Gambia. 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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