Vaccinations in Barcelona



No special vaccinations are required for travel to Barcelona or any part of Spain.

Although there are no requirements, it is recommended that the following vaccinations be procured during the entire stay in Barcelona: Hepatitis A, recommended for extended travel to rural areas; Hepatitis B, recommended for all travelers; Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MMR), two doses are recommended for all travelers born after 1956; Tetanus-Diptheria; and Influenza, recommended for all travelers from November through April.

According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), these following vaccinations and recommended minimum age range from 0 to 6 years old apply to children who travel: Hepatitis B - 1 month and up;  Rotavirus Vaccine (RV) - 6 week; Diptheria, Tetanus, Pertusis - 6 week, Haemophilus Influenzae (HIB) - 6 weeks; Pneumococcal Vaccine - 6weeks  to 2 years; Influenza Vaccine - 6 weeks to 2 years; Measles, mumps, and rubella vaccine - 12 months; Varicella vaccine - 12 months; Hepatitis A vaccine - 12 months; and Meningococcal vaccine - 2 years.

For children 7 to 18 years of age, the following are recommended: Tetanus and Diptheria, Human Papillomavirus Vaccine, Meningoccal Conjugate Vaccine, Influenza Vaccine, Pneumococcal Polysaccharide Vaccine (PPSV), Hepatitis A Vaccine, Hepatitis B, Inactivated Poliovirus Vaccine (IPV), Measels, Mumps, and Rubella Vacine (MMR), and Varicella Vaccine.

Consult with the child's physician to determine which of these vaccinations would apply to the child. This is just a recommendation and not all are required.

It is best to obtain an international health insurance before moving the whole family to Barcelona. Individuals can choose from the many private health insurance in Barcelona for medical coverage.