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Vaccination for Brazil

The vaccination table for Brazil below shows a general guide on travel vaccinations you need for your travel to Brazil. You should make sure your routine vaccinations cover Diphtheria, Tetanus and Polio (DTaP) and Measles, Mumps and Rubella (MMR) because there is a high risk of contracting these diseases on your trip. 

A course booster for diseases such as Hepatitis A and Typhoid will also need deepening on the part of the country you plan on visiting. Our travel health professionals can run a risk assessment for you before travelling to know if there are additional vaccinations you need to take based on your travel itinerary, current and past medical history, or lifestyle.

Vaccination traveller requirement Major Risk factors Course Price per dose
Hepatitis B Some travellers Body fluid, medical intervention Hepatitis B, three-course £ 80
MMR All travellers Person to Person MMR, Measles, Mumps, Rubella course of Two £ 100
Yellow Fever Some travellers Mosquitoes Yellow fever, Stamaril, a single dose £ 110
Typhoid Most travellers Contaminated food or water Typhoid, single dose £ 95
Japanese Encephalitis Some travellers Mosquitoes Japanese Encephalitis, two-courses £ 150
Hepatitis A Some Travellers Contaminated food or water Hepatitis A, a single dose £ 60
Rabies Some travellers Infected Animals Rabies, course of three £ 90
DTaP All travellers Person to Person Tetanus, diphtheria, polio, single dose £ 85
malaria vaccination for brazil

Is there a risk of malaria in Brazil?

Malaria parasite spread through mosquito bites. Mosquitoes are common in tropical countries. When infected with the malaria parasite, you will experience symptoms like high fever with severe joint or muscular pains. Malaria can be fatal sometimes if not treated on time.

Some areas in Brazil have a high risk of malaria,  places like the Amazon Basin and the city of Manaus in the north and northwest region of the country has jungle and forest areas that support the breeding of mosquitoes. You should take precaution if you intend taking a cruise into the Amazon forest, make sure you wear a kit that covers your body from mosquito bites. Cities like Cruzeiro do sol, Manaus, Porto Velho, Boa Vista, Macapa, Maraba, Rio Brancoand Santarem also have a high risk of malaria because of the distribution of mosquitos in such areas.  

There is no vaccination for malaria. You are advised to go along with malaria medication if you are travelling to areas where there is a risk of malaria to prevent the illness from developing. 

Seek your doctor’s advice before getting any malaria medication because the type of medication you need will be influenced by your destination, itinerary, length of stay and current medical condition. You can reduce the risk of getting bitten by mosquitoes using insect repellent such as DEET 50%, wearing long sleeves and trousers and sleeping under a mosquito net.

Is there a risk of yellow fever in Brazil?

There is a high risk of yellow fever in Brazil; Yellow fever is a very serious sickness that spread through mosquitoes bites. Mosquitoes are wildly distributed in tropical countries like Africa and South America.

The risk of contracting yellow fever in Brazil is very high if you are visiting states such as Acre, Amapa, Rondonia, Roraima Amazonas, Distrito Federal, Goias, Maranhao, Mato Grosso, Mato Grosso do Sul, Minas Gerais, Para, and the Tocantins. There are risks of yellow fever in certain parts of Rio Grande do Sul, Parana, Bahia, Piaui, Santa Catarina and Sao Paulo. Any other state outside these is yellow fever-free. You should take a yellow fever vaccination before travel.

If you consider visiting Brazil and you need a guide on vaccination to take to stay healthy when you are away. The Travel Clinic London can advise you on the vaccination you need to stay healthy on your travel. Visit us Suit F, 117A Harley Street, Marylebone, LondonW1G 6AT, London, UK or call us on 02037457527 to schedule a meeting.