Yellow fever vaccination for visitors to Iguazú Falls

7:16 PM Sandra Gutrejde Suarez 11 Comments

Due to some cases that have appeared a few years ago in Brazil, Paraguay, and the North of the province of Misiones, the Argentine Health Ministry has recommended, as a preventive measure, the vaccination against the yellow fever to all travelers that will be visiting those areas, taking into account that the vaccine must be applied 10 days prior to the visit, which is the necessary time for producing the organic defense reaction. The vaccine is effective for 10 years.

Vaccination is recommended, but not mandatory for tourists.

The immunization is recommended for people between 1 to 60 years of age. It is optional for those between 9 to 12 months and over 60 years, who must present a medical certificate authorizing the application of the vaccine without exception. Ask your doctor about your risk situation.

Where to be vaccinated if you are in Buenos Aires: Av. Ingeniero Huergo 690, Buenos Aires. Monday to Friday, 10 am - 3 pm.

In the above public center the vaccine is applied free of charge, and foreign visitors must present their passport.

You can also get the vaccine (for a fee) at the private immunization centers called Vacunar. You don't need to take your passport there. They have several locations:

• Av. Pueyrredón 2034, Barrio Norte
• José Hernández 2562, Belgrano
• Av. Luis María Campos 765, Palermo

Monday to Friday from 9 am to 7.30 pm
Saturdays from 9 am to 1 pm
Tel: 0810-444-8425 (12 noon - 6 pm)

Another health center that applies the vaccine to foreign visitors (also for a fee) is Hospital Aleman de Buenos Aires (German Hospital): Av. Pueyrredón 1640, Buenos Aires - Tel. (54-11) 4827-7000
You have to ask for an appointment with a doctor that will evaluate your case and refer you to the immunology service.

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11 comments:

  1. The free place is at Ingeniero Huergo and Chile, not Petrona Eyle. Av. Ingeniero Huergo 690, to be exact. Just clarifying because this was the first result on Google and I stared at a map for awhile trying to figure out where that was.

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  2. Thank you Alison, I've updated the information.

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  3. We went to the Vacunar on LM Campos today and they would not give us a Yellow Fever vaccination without a prescription from a doctor. You couldn't just walk in and receive one.

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  4. That's good to know Mitch, thanks. Then probably Hospital Aleman is the best option.

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  5. For the Aleman you don't need a referal. You just go straight to the vacunatorio and tell them what you want, they send you to the cash desk (take your passport), you pay and go back to get the jab and the certificate book.

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    1. Anonymous1/26/2012

      Liz Y . Can I ask you how much the vaccine was? Thank you

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  6. Anonymous6/22/2012

    The vaccine is 300 pesos and the apointment with doctor is 210 pesos ( if you are going through the hospital Alemagne). So altogether you are looking at 510 pesos a person. Just went today.

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    1. Thank you very much for the updated information on prices, that's very useful!

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  7. Does anyone know where i can get other vaccinations in Buenos Aires? I need Hep A and B, influenza, Tetanus, MMR and Polio.
    Thanks
    Sophie

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    1. You can get them at those same places, Vacunar or Hospital Alemán.
      http://www.vacunar.com.ar/
      Another excellent vaccination center is Stamboulian:
      http://www.stamboulian.com.ar/
      I hope this helps.

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  8. okay so i just went to the one on Av. Ingeniero Huergo 690, and it is free. just make sure you bring your passport with you. it is right off av. ing. huergo and chile right across from the police station.

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