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.
I'm from the UK, 25yrs old, fit and healthy.
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.
[ Edit: Edited on 14-Apr-2016, at 03:52 by hasbeen ]
The Canadian foreign travel advise says YFV is not REQUIRED for entry to Brazil, nor Argentina
[ Edit: Edited on 14-Apr-2016, at 04:12 by hasbeen ]
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