Brazil

Vaccinations

The vaccines below are recommended for travellers to this country depending on their individual level of risk. Extended or frequent travel, travel to remote areas and patients visiting friends or relatives are examples of additional risk factors.

Use the risk assessment consultation to determine risk level.

Risk level Vaccines required
All travellers Diphtheria
Tetanus
Sometimes advised for high risk Hepatitis A
Rabies
Typhoid
Highest risk Hepatitis B
Tuberculosis
Yellow Fever Yes for some areas

Check travel vaccine schedules.

Visit Fit for Travel website for non-vaccine preventable diseases prevalent in area

Malaria

The information below identifies the risk of malaria and recommended prophylaxis regimens for different geographical regions within this country. View the malaria map to identify localities within risk areas.

Areas of risk Level of risk Recommended regimen Seasonal risk Drug resistance
Amazon regions (Acre, Amazonas, Roraima) and also in Amapa. Transmission is highest in jungle, mining, and agricultural areas and cruise ships going through the Amazon regions including Manaus HIGH RISK MAL/DOX/MEF ALL CHLOR
Para and Rondonia LOW RISK ADDITIONAL* AVOIDANCE OR MAL/DOX/MEF* ALL CHLOR
All other areas inc. Iguaçu Falls and the eastern coastal area south of Belem and eastern coast from Fortazela south to Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo. LOW/NO RISK AVOIDANCE ALL CHLOR

Visit Fit for Travel website for more information and malaria maps

For more help contact Information Services.