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Vaccinations for Brazil

Travel Vaccinations

Vaccine Recommended May Be Required When To Vaccinate
Diphtheria 2 weeks before
Hepatitis A 2 weeks before
Tetanus 2 weeks before
Rabies 1 month before
Typhoid 2 weeks before
Yellow Fever 2 weeks before
Last Updated: 27 July 2016

Yellow Fever Certificate Requirements

  • No yellow fever vaccination certificate required for this country.
  • Malaria Information

    Malaria is a serious and sometimes fatal disease transmitted by mosquitoes. You cannot be vaccinated against malaria.

    Malaria precautions

    • Malaria risk is high throughout the year in forested areas below 900m within the nine states of Amazonia (Acre, Amape, Amazonas, Maranhao (western part), Mato Grosso (northern part), Para (except Belem City), Rondonia, Roraima and Tocantis (western part). Transmission is highest in jungle, mining, and agricultural areas and in some peripheral urban areas of Cruzeiro do sol, Manaus and Porto Velho. Malaria also occurs in the periphery of large cities such as Boa Vista, Macapa, Maraba, Rio Branco and Santarem.
    • Risk is high for those going on cruises up the Amazon, especially as boats enter populated parts of the rain forest where infected mosquitoes may be taken on board. Most cruises up the Amazon river end up or start at the city of Manaus where there is a risk of malaria.
    • Risk is low in all states outside Amazonia including the populated eastern coast from Fortazela south to Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo.
    • There is usually only minimal risk in the tourist resort of Iguazu Falls but those exploring outside the resort itself into rural or jungle areas, should consider antimalarial tablets.
    • Malaria precautions are essential. Avoid mosquito bites by covering up with clothing such as long sleeves and long trousers especially after sunset, using insect repellents on exposed skin and, when necessary, sleeping under a mosquito net.
    • See malaria map – additional information can be found by clicking on the Regional      Information icon below the map.
    • High risk areas: atovaquone/proguanil OR doxycycline OR mefloquine is usually advised for those visiting risk areas.
    • Low to no risk areas: antimalarial tablets are not usually advised .
    • If you have been travelling in a malarious area and develop a fever seek medical attention promptly. Remember malaria can develop even up to one year after exposure.
    • If travelling to high risk malarious areas, remote from medical facilities, carrying emergency malaria standby medication may be considered.

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