Because of the risk of birth defects in babies born to women who were infected with Zika while pregnant, women who are pregnant should not travel to The Bahamas.
These vaccines include measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine, diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis vaccine, varicella (chickenpox) vaccine, polio vaccine, and your yearly flu shot.
You can get typhoid through contaminated food or water in The Bahamas.
CDC recommends this vaccine for most travelers, especially if you are staying with friends or relatives, visiting smaller cities or rural areas, or if you are an adventurous eater.
You can get hepatitis B through sexual contact, contaminated needles, and blood products, so CDC recommends this vaccine if you might have sex with a new partner, get a tattoo or piercing, or have any medical procedures.
proof of yellow fever vaccination only if you are arriving from a country with risk of yellow fever. If you are traveling from a country other than the US, check this list to see if you may be required to get the yellow fever vaccine: Countries with risk of yellow fever virus (YFV) transmission.
For more information on recommendations and requirements, see yellow fever recommendations and requirements for The Bahamas.
Your doctor can help you decide if this vaccine is right for you based on your travel plans.Bugs (like mosquitoes, ticks, and fleas) can spread a number of diseases in The Bahamas.Many of these diseases cannot be prevented with a vaccine or medicine.You can reduce your risk by taking steps to prevent bug bites.Although bed bugs do not carry disease, they are an annoyance.See our information page about avoiding bug bites for some easy tips to avoid them. For more detailed information on avoiding bug bites, see Avoid Bug Bites.