Vaccinations included in the vaccination schedule to be updated
NB: A yellow fever vaccination certificate is required for all travelers aged ≥1 year arriving from countries with a risk of yellow fever transmission and all travelers who spend more than 12 hours in transit at an airport in a country where there is a risk of yellow fever transmission.
1 injection two weeks before departure, booster 1 to 3 (5) years later
Children: aged ≥1 year
Vaccine available only in international vaccination centers.
- Vaccination is recommended for travelers to Corrientes and Misiones Provinces.
- Vaccination is generally not recommended for travelers to Formosa Province and designated areas of Chaco, Jujuy and Salta Provinces unless they risk exposure to mosquito bites.
- Vaccination is not recommended for travelers whose itineraries are limited to areas and provinces not listed above.
Vaccination schedule: 1 injection at least 10 days before departure
Children: from 9 months (between 6 and 9 months only in special circumstances)
Following a decision by WHO, the 10-year booster dose is no longer required.
However, according to the Opinion of the French High Council for Public Health (HCSP), yellow fever booster vaccinations are still recommended for:
- children who were vaccinated under the age of 2: a second dose from the age of 6 in the event of further travel to a yellow fever endemic region;
- women whose primary vaccination was during pregnancy, people with HIV and immunodeficient patients vaccinated in the conditions outlined in the report by the French High Council for Public Health (HCSP) (http://www.hcsp.fr/explore.cgi/avisrapportsdomaine?clefr=504): a second dose 10 years later;
- people who were vaccinated against yellow fever more than 10 years ago: a second dose if an outbreak has been reported in the country visited.
Based on your travel plans:
For long or frequent trips
Two injections one month apart
Booster 6 months later
When protection is needed as early as possible (with almost imminent departure), an accelerated schedule of three injections within a short interval and a fourth dose 1 year later is feasible, in adults only.
For long trips to isolated areas
Children: as soon as they can walk
For long trips or in conditions of poor hygiene
Children: aged ≥2 years
No cases since 2012 in the previously infected rural areas along the borders with Bolivia (lowlands of Salta Province) and with Paraguay (lowlands of Corrientes and Misiones Provinces). There is no risk at Iguazu Falls.
- No chemoprophylaxis
- Protection against mosquito bites
Travelers should immediately seek medical attention if fever occurs when traveling or in the months after their return.
Go to the Institut Pasteur Medical Center General Recommendations page .
Prevention of other risks
Go to the Institut Pasteur Medical Center General Recommendations page.