If you want to visit the Amazon region of the country, the Ministry of Health recommends getting vaccinated against yellow fever. To travel to the Amazon you only need to have the yellow fever vaccine and present your identification document when traveling by air. None are mandatory in Peru, but they are recommended. Generally, when traveling, vaccines against typhoid, infectious hepatitis and polio are recommended. Check with your doctor or local clinic before traveling.
Although vaccination against yellow fever is not officially required for Peru, with a single dose of the yellow fever vaccine, the disease is known to be present in the rainforest, and the vaccine is recommended for those traveling to all destinations located In the tropical forests of South America, Central America and the Caribbean, people will be protected for life. Vaccination is carried out in Minsa hospitals and vaccination centers. After getting vaccinated, you receive a card that certifies protection, and you must carry it when traveling to jungle areas.
Those looking to get vaccinated before traveling should note that vaccination must be given at least ten days before visiting the jungle. Those who are already vaccinated should remember that they will require a booster vaccination every ten years.
The yellow fever (AA) vaccine is a single dose and provides lifelong protection. It is not necessary to get vaccinated again annually or in case of trips to a country where this immunization is required. It is good that we know more about this vaccine, that citizens remember its use, during the holiday season.
At Ecolucerna Lodge we recommend that you first visit your doctor so that he can tell you which vaccines you should get to take maximum precaution. Yellow fever can be prevented with the attenuated yellow fever virus vaccine, strain 17D, which is considered effective and safe, and has been used for more than 60 years for the active immunization of children and adults against yellow fever infection. yellow fever.
Who should not be vaccinated against yellow fever?
List of contraindications for yellow fever vaccination.
- Children under 6 months of age.
- People with a history of thymus diseases (of any type).
- Myasthenia gravis.
- Anaphylactic reaction to ingestion of eggs and their derivatives.