Vaccinations included in the vaccination schedule to be updated
1 injection two weeks before departure, booster 1 to 3 (5) years later.
Children: aged ≥1 year.
Based on your travel plans:
Vaccine only available at international vaccination centers.
Yellow fever vaccination certificate is required on entry to the country for all travelers aged ≥9 months.
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): 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.
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.
Low risk of transmission all year round in the regions along the Atlantic coast and the border with Colombia and Costa Rica: Bocas del Toro, Chiriquí, Colón, Darién, Guna Yala, Ngäbe-Buglé, Panama and Veraguas. There is no risk in Panama City, the canal area and the other provinces.
- Chemoprophylaxis with chloroquine for rural areas in the regions mentioned, except for the province of Darién and San Blas Islands
- Chemoprophylaxis with atovaquone-proguanil, doxycycline or mefloquine for the province of Darién and San Blas Islands
- Protection against mosquito bites
Travelers should immediately seek medical attention if fever occurs when traveling or in the months after their return.