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Recommended vaccinations

Routine vaccination:

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.

Hepatitis A

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

Children: aged ≥1 year.

En fonction des modalités du séjour :

Yellow fever

Vaccine only available at international vaccination centers

Vaccination is generally not recommended for travelers to Barranquilla, Cali, Cartagena and Medellín unless they risk exposure to mosquito bites.

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

Children: as soon as they can walk

Typhoid

For long trips or in conditions of poor hygiene

Children: aged ≥2 years

Malaria prevention

Transmission all year round in rural or jungle areas up to altitudes of 1,600m. No risk in urban areas, including Bogotá and the surrounding region, Cartagena, at altitudes above 1,600m and on the islands of the San Andrés y Providencia archipelago in the Caribbean Sea.

Prevention:

  • Chemoprophylaxis with atovaquone-proguanil, doxycycline or mefloquine for risk areas during the periods indicated
  • 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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