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Submitted on Apr 17, 2019 Useful Info

Vaccines you must get before visiting Brazil

  • The biggest health threat I experienced when there was the risk of contracting diseases transmitted by mosquitoes. Brazil has a tropical climate and the mosquito population is tremendous.
  • The key tip is to protect yourself against mosquito bites since some diseases transmitted by mosquitoes such as malaria and zika virus have no vaccines. Always use mosquito repellant.
  • Mosquito-transmitted diseases with vaccines are;
  1. Yellow fever.
  2. Dengue.
  • It is not a requirement that you get these vaccines before heading to Brazil but safety first!
  • Typhoid is also common here, luckily the vaccine available.

Further tips for your healthcare safety.

  • If you can get your medical insurance provider to cover you even when outside your country, that'll be great.
  • IMPORTANT: Expectant women should avoid visiting Brazil as they are more susceptible to the Zika virus if you have to visit, always stay in a cool or air-conditioned environment.