Routine Vaccinations for the America’s
Before travelling anywhere, you should make sure that you are up-to-date with your Routine Vaccinations including:
Diphtheria, Tetanus and Polio
Diphtheria, Tetanus and Polio area all serious and potentially life threatening diseases. Most travellers should have been vaccinated as part of the UK national vaccination schedule. A booster every ten years is recommended by the World Health Organisation. Vaccination is given as a single dose as part of the combined DTP Vaccination.
Diphtheria, Tetanus and Polio, Revaxis, Single Dose: £28
Measles, Mumps and Rubella
Measles, Mumps and Rubella are serious and potentially life threatening diseases. Most travellers should have been vaccinated as part of the UK national vaccination schedule. Vaccination is given as a course of two as part of the combined MMR Vaccination.
Measles Mumps and Rubella, MMR, Course of Two: £45 per dose
Hepatitis A effects the functioning of the liver. It is found in areas that have poor sanitation and is common in Africa, Asia, Middle East and South America. There are a number of options for vaccination including single and combined vaccinations.
Hepatitis A Adult, Epaxyl, Single Dose: £42
Hepatitis A Child, Epaxyl, Single Dose: £42
Hepatitis A and Typhoid, Single Dose, Viatim: £87
Hepatitis A and B Adult, Twinrix, Course of Three: £60 per dose
Hepatitis A and B Child, Twinrix, Course of Three £40 per dose
Hepatitis A and B Child, Ambrix, Course of Three, £55 per dose
Typhoid is a serious bacterial infection which causes acute inflammation of the liver. Left untreated, Typhoid can be fatal. It is found throughout the world in areas that have poor sanitation including Africa, Central and South America, South Asia and India, the Middle East. There are a number of options for vaccination including single, combined and oral vaccination.
Typhoid, Typhim Vi, Single Dose: £50
Hepatitis A and Typhoid, Viatim, Single Dose: £87
Typhoid Oral, Vivotiff, Course of Three, £50 for the course
What Vaccinations do I need for Travel to the America’s?
For more specific guidance on the vaccinations that you require for the America’s, choose from the list of countries or from the following popular destinations:
The vast landmass that is North America comprises of The United States of America, Canada and Mexico. The USA offers huge diversity across its 50 states in both culture, politics and industry. Canada is large and a wilderness explorers paradise. A visit to Mexico will take you into a tropical paradise.
If shopping is your vice, you cant do much better than the bustling cities in both the United Sates and Canada. Definitely worth a visit. If tropical holidays or lazing on the beach appeals to you a bit more the why not stop over in Mexico. There is so much to see and do and experience in North America so you will need a lot of time to explore. Luckily in this part of the world most travel links are good. Also, depending on where you go, altitude sickness could present a problem. Be aware of this and prepare properly.
Whether you’re visiting the northern lights or the Rocky Mountains or Yellow Stone National Park, North America is a delight for the senses and fairly easy to get around. Please remember to take sensible travel precautions on your trip and enjoy your visit.
In stunning South America, the ancient culture of the Incas and the enduring beliefs of Paraguay’s Guarani tribes live on next to huge cosmopolitan centres like Caracas in Venezuela, Säo Paolo in Brazil, and Quito in Ecuador. Incomparable drama is all around in the Andes, soaring above the waves of the Pacific, and peacefully spilling down into the Amazon Basin, where the mighty river begins its 6500 km journey to the Atlantic. Spanish colonial architecture adds its special charm to unforgettable cityscapes in Cartageña, Guayaquil, and lovely Buenos Aires.
For travellers, South America offers a diverse choice of destinations, each country with its own wealth of attractions, jaw-dropping scenery, such as Angel Falls in Venezuela, and proud Machu Picchu, 7000 feet above the Pacific.
No matter where your interests lie in planning a visit to South America, you are certain to come away with a world of memories. Dare to explore the Amazon rainforest, the world’s most vital ecosystem, and learn about the dynamics of this historic region, and its legendary inhabitants.
No matter where you choose to start your Central American holiday, Mexico is probably on the list, as it should be. Mexico is a land of warm, friendly people, multi-layered cultural richness and unforgettable music and cuisine. Follow the Mayan civilisation through Mexico’s Yucatan, to Chichen Itzá, and stay on the path down to Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua. And if you ever had plans to see the Panama Canal, 2014 is the Centenary of its opening.
Take the path less trodden in Central America with cruises on a crater lake in El Salvador, and experience one of the world’s best dives in Roatán, Honduras. No matter where your interests lie in planning a visit to Central America, you are certain to come away with a world of memories of clear turquoise waters, coral reefs, and mysterious ancient Mayan cities hiding in the jungle. What you will always remember will be the genuine smiling faces you see in this enchanting part of the world.