Although no special health precautions are necessary for travel to Spain, or anywhere in Western Europe for that matter – students may want to update standard immunizations against typhoid, tetanus, diphtheria and polio.  Consult your family physician for further advice.

That said…
It might be a good idea to have a dental and physical check-up before leaving (although this is certainly not necessary).  If you wear glasses or contact lenses, take an extra pair along with your prescription.  If you know that you will require medication while travelling abroad, obtain a full supply before you leave.  You should carry up-to-date prescriptions and/or a statement from your doctor, especially if you will be carrying insulin, a syringe or any narcotic drug.  Be sure all medicines are clearly labeled to avoid potential problems going through customs.  Keep all vital medicines in your carry-on to ensure a constant supply if your luggage is lost or delayed.

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