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Recommended vaccinations

Routine vaccination:

Vaccinations included in the vaccination schedule to be updated

Hepatitis A

1 injection two weeks before departure, booster 1 to 3 (5) years later

Children: aged ≥1 year.

Based on your travel plans:

Yellow fever

Vaccination is recommended for travelers to the following areas east of the Andes at altitudes below 2,300m:

the entire departments of Beni, Pando and Santa Cruz, and designated areas of Chuquisaca, Cochabamba, La Paz and Tarija departments.

Vaccination is not recommended for travelers whose itineraries are limited to areas >2,300m in elevation and all areas not listed above, including the cities of La Paz and Sucre.

Vaccination schedule: 1 injection at least 10 days before departure

Children: from 9 months (between 6 and 9 months only in special circumstances)

Administrative protection: lifelong

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): 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.

Hepatitis B

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.

Rabies

For long trips to isolated areas

Typhoid

For long trips or in conditions of poor hygiene

Children: aged ≥2 years

Malaria prevention

Transmission all year round in the Amazonian region. The risk of malaria is low outside the Amazonian region. There is no risk in areas above 2,500m

Prevention

  • Chemoprophylaxis with atovaquone-proguanil, doxycycline or mefloquine for rural areas in the regions mentioned where antimalarial drug resistance has been confirmed
  • Protection against mosquito bites

Travelers should immediately seek medical attention if fever occurs when traveling or in the months after their return.

Preventive treatments

Go to the Institut Pasteur Medical Center General Recommendations page.

 

(Source: Weekly Epidemiological Bulletin [BEH] – Health Recommendations for Travelers)

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