Yellow fever vaccination for visitors to Iguazú Falls

7:16 PM Sandra Gutrejde 11 Comments

Due to some cases that have appeared in Brazil, Paraguay, and the North of the province of Misiones a few years ago, 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.

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 children between 9 to 12 months, and for adults over 60 years of age. Ask your doctor about your risk situation.

Take into account that the vaccine must be applied 10 days prior to the visit to the affected areas, which is the necessary time for producing the organic defense reaction. The vaccine is effective for 10 years.

For those who are in Buenos Aires enough in advance, the health center that applies the vaccine to foreign visitors (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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