Peru is a country in South America that shares borderlines with Ecuador, Chile, Colombia, Brazil and Bolivia. It is a country full of historical wonders from the famous Machu Picchu, to historical ruins in the sacred valleys, and ancient civilisations in the city of Chan Chan in the north.
Travellers to Peru are sure to experience the diversity of nature. But before exploring the historical sites of Peru, it is necessary to be updated on the necessary and recommended vaccination information.
Some Peru travellers must be vaccinated for the following diseases: Hepatitis B and Rabies.
However, for most travellers, typhoid and hepatitis A vaccinations should be taken.
And it is important for every traveller to take routine shots or vaccinations. The routine shots could be MMR and DTaP, among other vaccination shots.
We have provided a travel vaccination table below to serve as a general guide for Peru travellers. The table below is a comprehensive guide as to the Travel Vaccinations that may be advised if you want to travel to Peru.
|Vaccination type||Some travellers||Most travellers||All travellers||Primary Threat agents||Disease||Estimate cost per dosage|
|Rabies||Yes||Infected animals||Rabipur, course of three||£ 90|
|Hepatitis A||Yes||Contaminated food or water||Epaxyl, a single dose||£ 60|
|MMR||Yes||Individual to individual contact||Mumps, rubella and measles. Course of Two||£ 100|
|Hepatitis B||Yes||Medical interventions and body fluids||EnergixB. Course of Three||£ 80|
|Typhoid||Yes||Contaminated food and water||Typhim Vi. One dose||£ 95|
|Yellow Fever||Yes||Mosquitoes||Yellow Fever, stamaril, one dose||£ 110|
|DTaP||Yes||Individual to individual contact||Revaxis, one dose.||£ 85|
Yellow fever has a threat status in Peru, and it remains a very serious and widespread disease. It is known to be commonly spread by mosquitoes in the tropical regions of South America and Africa also. The threat status is present in areas with an altitude lower than 2300 meters.
Some of these areas are Cuzno Junin, Madre de Dios, Pasco, Puno, Amazonas, San Martin, Loreto, Huanuco, Ucayali and in some areas of Pinura, Cajamara, Ancash, Apuimac, Huancavelica, LA Libertad, and Ayacucho.
However, there is no threat status in Lima, Inca Trail, Cusco and Machu Picchu. If you are a traveller from a country with yellow fever threat, you would probably be required to get a yellow fever certification.
It has a threat status in Peru, especially in areas below 2000 meters. The threat status is much higher in the Amazon Basin and areas closer to the border with Brazil. However, there is no threat of malaria in Lima and Chiclayo.
Malaria is quite a common and widespread illness that is spread throughout the tropical world. It is caused by mosquito bites usually between the time range of dusk to dawn when mosquitoes are most active. The symptoms of malaria are high fever, severe joint and muscle pains. Malaria, although common, can be very deadly if proper care is not taken.
One of the best and most effective ways to avoid the risk of malaria illness is to avoid being bitten by mosquitoes. This is advisably done by spraying insecticides, rubbing your body with mosquito repellent lotions or simply covering your whole body with long clothes and your feet with socks etc.
Another effective solution is to visit your doctor the moment you feel any symptoms of the threat illness. Your doctor should administer certain medications to you if the need arises. But do not embark on self-medication as it could worsen a minor problem and increase the cost of treatment.
At Travel Clinic, we are here to attend to all your travel vaccination enquiries. We have tons of expert recommendations for you today! Why don’t you schedule an appointment with us at the Travel Clinic before you leave for any country? We will supply you with the adequate travel health information on vaccinations, medications and precautions that you need to know before you travel to Peru or to any other country that you desire to visit.
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