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1. Posted by Beckshew (Budding Member 4 posts) 24w

Hi Guys,

So, I'm reading mixed information every day on whether or not I need to be getting the Yellow Fever Vaccination for my 2 weeks in Rio De Janeiro and 2 weeks in Buenos Aires.

It's my two very last stops on my round the world travels and it's pretty unlikely I'll be straying from the two capitals.

Do I NEED the vaccination? If I don't, would you recommend it anyway?

Thanks in advance.

Becks

I'm from the UK, 25yrs old, fit and healthy.

2. Posted by hasbeen (Respected Member 602 posts) 24w

I think professional advise would be best, but for some countries YFV is a condition of entry. I remember having to show the proof going into Tanzania.

The UK Foreign office usually says whether YFV is required but does not for Argentine or Brazil.

It is a good site for travellers information.

This is another site that can give you a guide. Center for disease control & prevention

Whatever you choose to do it is still a good idea to try to avoid Mosquito bites.

I see a Doctor who specialises in Travel Medicine before going somewhere 'exotic' - he has a plaque on the wall attesting to the fact he was part of a group that won a Nobel Prize. Pity it was not for Medicine.

Steve

[ Edit: Edited on 14-Apr-2016, at 03:52 by hasbeen ]

3. Posted by hasbeen (Respected Member 602 posts) 24w

The Canadian foreign travel advise says YFV is not REQUIRED for entry to Brazil, nor Argentina

Steve

[ Edit: Edited on 14-Apr-2016, at 04:12 by hasbeen ]

4. Posted by berner256 (Travel Guru 499 posts) 24w

Steve is correct. There is no Yellow Fever vaccination requirement for entry into Argentina and Brazil.

But it's important to protect yourself against mosquito bites. See this link: http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMoa1602412