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I'm living in Ljubljana and I'm going in few weeks to Dominican Republic (in a region near the border with Haiti) and I need to get a cholera vaccination. In case that is not possible no get this vaccine in Ljubljana, where could I go?

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The answer is nowhere. The National Institute of Health (Slovenia's main organization for vaccinations) doesn't consider the existing cholera vaccinations to be effective enough. Rough translation:

Vaccination against cholera is poorly effective, and therefore is not recommended.

I've received the same reply when contacting them by email:

Sorry, vaccination against cholera is not possible in any of the Travel Clinic of National Institute of Public Heath in Slovenia, because the vaccine against cholera is not available.

Best regards, Ondina Jordan Markočič, MD, spec.

National Institute of Public Health, Regional Unit Ljubljana

The World Health Organization has a similar recommendation:

Measures for the prevention of cholera mostly consist of providing clean water and proper sanitation to populations who do not yet have access to basic services. Health education and good food hygiene are equally important. Communities should be reminded of basic hygienic behaviours, including the necessity of systematic hand-washing with soap after defecation and before handling food or eating, as well as safe preparation and conservation of food.

Avoid potentially contaminated sources of water, always wash your hands before eating, observe basic hygiene standards, and you should be protected from cholera without any vaccinations.

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