Travel Vaccinations for Brazil

The table below provides a general guide as to the Travel Vaccinations that may be advised to you for travel to Brazil

Recommended Vaccinations for Brazil at a Glance
All Travellers: MMR, DTaP
Most Travellers: Typhoid, Hepatitis A
Some Travellers: Hepatitis B, Yellow Fever, Rabies

Vaccination Major Risk Factors Course Price
MMR Person-to-Person Course of Two £60
DTaP Person-to-Person Single Dose £50
Typhoid Person-to-Person Single Dose £65
Hepatitis A Person-to-Person Single Dose £86
Hepatitis B Person-to-Person Course of Three £66
Yellow Fever Person-to-Person Single Dose £90
Rabies Person-to-Person Course of Three - intramuscular £66
Rabies Person-to-Person Course of Three - intradermal £66

Brazil, the giant of South America shares a border with Uruguay, Paraguay, BoliviaPeru, Colombia, Venezuela, Guyana, Suriname and French Guiana.

Keep up-to-date with the latest travel advice from the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) before travelling.

Advice for Travellers to all Destinations

The Vaccinations and Medications that are needed for travel vary from person-to-person. Everyone should have a personal risk assessment with a travel health professional to take into account a range of factors such as itinerary, medical condition, occupational and lifestyle risk factors and previous vaccination history.

All Travellers

All Travellers should ensure that they are up-to-date with Routine Vaccinations including Diphtheria, Tetanus and Polio and Measles, Mumps and Rubella.

Most Travellers

Most travellers will also need to consider a course or booster of Hepatitis A and Typhoid as there is a risk of these diseases across most parts of the world.

Some Travellers

Some Travellers may also be advised additional vaccinations such as Rabies, Japanese Encephalitis and Hepatitis B based on their individual risk assessment.

Risk of Malaria in Brazil

Malaria is spread by the plasmodium parasite passed to humans from the bite of an anopheles mosquito. Malaria is a serious illness with symptoms include fever, chills, sweats and flu like symptoms. In severe cases, malaria can be fatal. There isn’t currently a vaccine available for our travellers, although there are other ways to protect yourself, see Malaria Information for Travellers.

There is a High Risk of Malaria in a number of areas in Brazil including the Amazon Basin and the city of Manaus. Malaria is high risk in jungle and forest areas under 900 meters in the Amazon region in the north and north west of the country. Travellers planning cruises on the Amazon are advised to take precautions. It is also present in some of the larger cities of this area such as Cruzerio do sol, Manaus, Porto Velho, Boa Vista, Macapa, Maraba, Rio Branco and Santarem.  Risk in other areas of the country, including the Iguazu Falls are low to no risk however do check with our travel nurse for up-to-date advice.

Malaria Prevention

Travellers to areas where there is a Risk of Malaria should get advice regarding Malaria Medication which can be taken to help stop the illness from developing. The type of medication required depends on your destination, itinerary, length of stay and current medical condition. Further reduce the risk of by practicing mosquito Bite Avoidance by using Insect Repellent such as DEET 50% and covering exposed skin by wearing long sleeves and trousers.

Yellow Fever Risk and Certification Requirements for Brazil

About Yellow Fever

Yellow Fever is a serious viral illness spread by mosquitoes in the tropical regions of Africa and South America. For further information, please see Yellow Fever Vaccination.

Yellow Fever Risk in Brazil

There is a Risk of Yellow Fever throughout Brazil including the following states: Acre, Amapa, Amazonas, Distrito Fedral, Goias, Maranhao, Mato Grosso, Mato Grosso do Sul, Minas Gerais, Para, Rondonia, Roraima and Tocantis. It is also a risk in certain parts of Bahia, Parana, Piaui, Rio Grande do Sul, Santa Catarina and Sao Paulo. There is no risk elsewhere in Brazil. Travellers should get advice regarding vaccination prior to travel.

Yellow Fever Certification

There may be a Yellow Fever Certification Requirement for some travellers to Brazil. For further information, please see Yellow Fever Certification Requirements.

Under International Health Regulations (2005), travellers who have been to an Area affected by Yellow Fever, or who have travelled via an airport of a country affected, are required to present an International Certificate of Vaccination (ICVP).

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