Wherever you are travelling in the world, Travel Klinix can offer a wide range of travel vaccinations. If you are travelling to Peru, you often need additional travel vaccinations to protect yourself from infection.
The travel vaccinations you need for Peru 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 Peru (see our price list)
Vaccination All travellers Most travellers Some travellers Route of transmission Vaccine course Price
MMR Yes Person to person Course of two Price
Diphtheria, Tetanus, Polio Yes Person to person, contamination of open wounds, contaminated food and water Single dose Price
Hepatitis A Yes Contaminated food and water Course of two Price
Typhoid Yes Contaminated food and water Single dose Price
Rabies Yes Bites and scratches from animals Course of three Price
Cholera Yes Contaminated food and water Course of two Price
Yellow Fever Yes Bite of mosquito Single dose Price
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’s top tip for Peru
There is a risk of American trypanosomiasis commonly known as Chagas disease in some parts of Peru. 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.
Risk of malaria in Peru
There is a low risk of malaria in Peru. If you are travelling to the Amazonian parts of Peru you may need malaria tablets. For specialist travel health advice call Travel Klinix
Recommended malaria tablets for Peru
It is important you are aware of the risk of malaria and avoid mosquito bites when travelling in Peru. Depending on the nature and duration of your journey, you may still require malaria tablets. 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.
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.
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)
For more details on malaria see Advisory Committee on Malaria Prevention (ACMP) Guidelines
Yellow fever risk and vaccine certificate requirements for Peru
There is a risk of yellow fever transmission in some parts of this country. Please ask us for advice
Vaccine certificate requirements for Peru
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 Peru
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.
Peru general information
Peru is a complex and geographically diverse country. The Andes range lies on the west while Eastern lowlands of Peru embraces part of the Amazon basin. Thousands of tourists flock each year to its famous Inca citadel, Macchu Picchu, a portrayal of Peru’s ancient civilisation. The country’s cultural diversity is reflected in its cuisine, festivals and Lima itself (the state’s capital) and its museums.
Other natural attractions include the Amazon rainforests, beaches and national parks.
Whatever you do, it is important that you travel safely and so we recommend you contact us for advice on vaccines.
- For advice on safety and security concerns please check the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) website for Peru.