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The northern area of the continent, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, the Guyanas, Panama, Peru, Suriname and Venezuala are home to Yellow Fever and this vaccination is either required or highly recommended for visitors to these nations. It is also recommended for certain regions of Argentina, especially for longer visits.
For most countries the recommendation is to be vaccinated against Hepatitis A, Tetanus & Typhoid, For extended visits and for those making regular trips, one needs to consider Diptheria, Hepatitis B, Rabies and TB. Cholera does not usually present a problem in South America, and the risk of Malaria is varied, with higher risk associated with the equatorial region and the north.
The advice given here assumes that primary courses have been received, i.e. diphtheria, tetanus and polio given during childhood. If this is not the case, please let us know during your consultation.
Please note that this article is for general guidance and information only and should not be used as a definitive guide for your destination or itinerary. Medicentre has used all reasonable care in compiling the information but makes no warranty whatsoever as to its accuracy or suitability. Specific health and vaccination advice concerning your journey will be provided during your consultation at a Medicentre.