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Did you get Yellow fever vaccination when going to Iguazu?

Travel Forums Central/South America & The Caribbean Did you get Yellow fever vaccination when going to Iguazu?

1. Posted by boulderman (Respected Member, 412 posts) 26 Mar '13 06:11

boulderman has indicated that this thread is about Brazil

I am going from Rio, Sao Paolo, Iguazu falls, Montevideo and Buenos Aires.

Will I need the jabs?

Thanks

2. Posted by Utrecht (Moderator, 5540 posts) 26 Mar '13 07:43

For Iquazu, yes!
it was combined with other areas I travelled, but would have take it also if this would have been the only place. There is a risk and cases have been reported. You don't want to get that and safe a few bucks.
On top of that, it's valid for like 10-15 years at least if I am correct and you never know if you change plans and go venture further north or so.
Have fun!

[ Edit: Edited on 26-Mar-2013, at 07:44 by Utrecht ]

3. Posted by bex76 (Moderator, 3595 posts) 26 Mar '13 09:31

I got the jab; like Michael says, there are cases in that area so it's better to be safe. I seem to remember that in theory you could be asked for your yellow fever cert when crossing between Brazil and Argentina, so might be worth checking that too.

4. Posted by boulderman (Respected Member, 412 posts) 26 Mar '13 11:20

Cool thanks, its £58

5. Posted by roryschultze (Budding Member, 4 posts) 8 May '13 03:43

For Iquazu definitely! You may also want to take malaria tablets with you just in case