Travel Vaccinations for Peru
The table below provides a general guide as to the Travel Vaccinations that may be advised to you for travel to Peru. 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 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 may also be advised additional vaccinations based on a risk assessment to include itinerary, current and past medical history and lifestyle.
|MMR||Yes||Person-to-Person||MMR, Course of Two||£56|
|DTaP||Yes||Person-to-Person||Revaxis, Single Dose||£41|
|Typhoid||Yes||Contaminated Food and Water||Typhim Vi, Single Dose||£51|
|Hepatitis A||Yes||Contaminated Food and Water||Avaxim, or Havrix Single Dose||£86|
|Hepatitis B||Yes||Body Fluids, Medical Intervention||EnergixB, Course of Three||£61|
|Yellow Fever||Yes||Mosquitoes||Yellow Fever, Stamaril, Dingle Dose||£71|
|Rabies||Yes||Infected Animals||Course of Three||£66|
|Rabies||Yes||Infected Animals||Rabipur, Course of Three intradermal in rabies clinic||£50|
Risk of Malaria in Peru
Malaria is a viral illness spread by Mosquitoes that bite from dusk to dawn throughout the tropical world. It causes high fever and severe joint and muscle pains. In serious cases, malaria can be fatal. For further information, please see Malaria.
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 practising mosquito Bite Avoidance by using Insect Repellent such as DEET 50% and covering exposed skin by wearing long sleeves and trousers.
Malaria is a viral illness spread by Mosquitoes that bite from dusk to dawn throughout the tropical world. It causes high fever and severe joint and muscle pains. In serious cases, malaria can be fatal.
Risk of Yellow Fever for Peru
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.