Travel Vaccinations for Brazil

Wherever you are travelling in the world, Travel Klinix can offer a wide range of travel vaccinations. If you are travelling to Brazil, you often need additional travel vaccinations to protect yourself from infection.

The travel vaccinations you need for Brazil may depend on…

  • Which areas you will be visiting
  • The time of the year of your trip
  • What kind of activities you will be participating in
  • Your age and general health
  •  Your individual risk assessment

The table below is a general guide for travel vaccinations for Brazil (see our price list)

VaccinationAll travellersMost travellersSome travellersRoute of transmissionVaccine coursePrice
MMRYesPerson to personCourse of twoPrice
Diphtheria, Tetanus, PolioYesPerson to person, contamination of open wounds, contaminated food and waterSingle dosePrice
Hepatitis AYesContaminated food and waterCourse of twoPrice
TyphoidYesContaminated food and waterSingle dosePrice
RabiesYesBites and scratches from animalsCourse of threePrice
CholeraYesContaminated food and waterCourse of twoPrice
Yellow FeverYesBite of mosquitoSingle dosePrice

Please be aware that information on this site does not constitute as medical advice and is merely for guidance. You should always seek specialist travel health advice before you travel.

Why Travel Klinix?

  • Consultant expertise: Travel Klinix is run by Dr Ravi Gowda, a consultant in infectious diseases and a specialist in tropical and travel medicine
  • Nursing excellence: Gemma Hicks is an experienced nursing sister having previously cared for patients with infections on a specialist ward
  • Unrivalled service: The only travel health clinic in the region with such expertise
  • Trust : You can therefore be reassured that you will receive the correct vaccinations for your trip and in a safe manner
  • Flexible appointments : We offer flexible same day, evening and weekend appointments
  • Accessible location with free parking
  • Professional and yet friendly service. See what our customers say:
  • Excellent personalised approach to travel ID protection. Highly recommended” – RK
  • “They are reassuring, calm, professional, friendly – I now feel ready to face any diseases the world cares to throw at me!” – SB

Who will be vaccinating you?

Dr Gowda, Consultant in Infectious Diseases
Dr Gowda, Consultant in Infectious Diseases
Gemma Hicks, RGN, Nursing sister
Gemma Hicks, RGN, Nursing sister

Dr Gowda’s top tip for Brazil

Due to an ongoing outbreak of yellow fever in multiple states of Brazil, the World Health Organisation has recently expanded the list of areas where yellow fever vaccine is recommended.

There is a risk of American trypanosomiasis commonly known as Chagas disease in some parts of Brazil.  Chagas disease is caused by infection with the parasite Trypanosoma cruzi (T.cruzi)  Chagas disease is found mainly in rural parts of Central and South America where the triatomine insect can be found. However, it can be transmitted through the other mechanisms anywhere in the world. Chagas disease is named after the Brazilian physician Carlos Chagas, who discovered the disease in 1909. All travellers should avoid insect and tick bites day and night to reduce their risk.

Malaria

Risk of malaria in Brazil

Map showing risk of malaria in Brazil

Map of malaria risk Brazil

 

There is a low risk of malaria in Brazil. For specialist travel health advice call Travel Klinix.

Recommended malaria tablets for Brazil

It is important you are aware of the risk of malaria and avoid mosquito bites when travelling in Brazil. You may require malaria tablets for travel to Brazil. Please ask us for advice.

What is malaria?

Mosquitoes spread malaria by biting from dusk till dawn. It is a serious and potentially life threatening infection. You are at risk of malaria in most of the tropical regions of the world but most cases occur in Sub Saharan Africa. In 2015 there were 212 million malaria cases with an estimated 429,000 deaths. 90% of these cases and 92% of malaria deaths are in Africa.

Malaria symptoms

This can be anything but the most common malaria symptoms are fever, chills, headache and overwhelming body and muscle ache. If you experience any of these symptoms within 3 months of a travelling to a country where malaria occurs then you should contact your doctor urgently; diagnosis is quick and easy with a simple blood test. If you are diagnosed and treated promptly you should make a full recovery. If, however, you delay seeking help, malaria can be difficult to treat and you may become seriously ill.

Malaria prevention

You can prevent malaria in four, easy steps. The A, B, C, D of malaria prevention is easy to remember:

Awareness of the risk

Bite prevention (particularly at night time by use of repellent or nets)

Chemoprophylaxis (use of appropriate malaria prevention tablets)

Diagnosis (prompt diagnosis and treatment)

Resources

For more details on malaria see Advisory Committee on Malaria Prevention (ACMP) Guidelines

Yellow Fever

Yellow fever risk and vaccine certificate requirements for Brazil

There is a risk of yellow fever transmission in some parts of this country. Please ask us for advice

Vaccine certificate requirements for Brazil

There is no certificate requirement under International Health Regulations, however, entry requirements may change when outbreaks occur.

For more information, take a look at the World Health Organisation list of countries with risk of yellow fever

Additional travel health advice and risks for Brazil

You are at risk of Dengue fever and other insect borne diseases such as Zika virus and Chikungunya. If you are pregnant you should consider postponing non-essential travel until after pregnancy. By avoiding insect bites, you can reduce the risk of these diseases.

Brazil general information

Tourism is becoming a major industry in Brazil. It is the most visited country in the continent of South America.

Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo are popular destinations offering outstanding heritage and culture. Millions of people visit Brazil every year to experience the world famous carnival, which is described as the world’s biggest party!

Other natural attractions include the Amazon rainforests, beaches and national parks.

Temperatures are rarely lower than 20c apart from in the mountains and southern regions. Dry season is between May and November.

Whatever you do, it is important that you travel safely and so we recommend you contact us for advice on vaccines.