Planning a trip to Brazil for the Olympics?
There are several travel health issues to consider when travelling to South America so please see your nearest Travel Clinic for appropriate up to date medical advice before you go.
- Check your routine immunisations such as Tetanus, Diphtheria, Whooping Cough, Measles, Mumps, Rubella and Chicken Pox are up to date
- Don’t forget Yellow Fever vaccination and certification is compulsory for travellers returning to Australia from Brazil and you can’t leave it until the last minute. The vaccine must be given at least 10 days prior to travel for the certificate to be valid. Only accredited Medical clinics can give Yellow Fever. Travel Clinics Australia are all accredited and stock the vaccine on site.
- Zika Virus is also prevalent in Brazil and pregnant women are advised to avoid travel to Zika infected countries. Please discuss these risks carefully with the Travel Doctor before travel.
- Other insect borne diseases such as Malaria, Chikungunya and Dengue Fever occur in Brazil so proper precautions need to be taken and will be discussed at your consultation.
With 50 clinics nationwide, Travel Clinics Australia provide the most up to date information an all your travel destinations and are a one stop shop for all travel health needs.
We recommend making your appointment 6-8 weeks before travel