French Guiana

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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.

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. 

Yellow fever

Vaccine only available at international vaccination centers

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 World Health Organization decision, the International Health Regulations have been amended and the term of validity of a yellow fever vaccination certificate, previously 10 years, has now been extended to the life of the person vaccinated; 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.

Based on your travel plans:

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 people spending the night in the forest or in a bungalow without mosquito netting due to a risk of transmission from bats

Typhoid

For long trips or in conditions of poor hygiene
Children: aged ≥2 years

Malaria prevention

Malaria risk throughout the year along the border with Brazil (Oyapock Valley) and Suriname (Maroni Valley)

Classification: group 3

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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