The 4 requirements to enter the U.S. by plane at
Through graphics and a timeline, AS/COA Online monitors important regional vaccine developments in an effort to cover Latin America’s progress toward vaccinations and herd immunity.
Vaccinating a population means first securing doses. AS/COA Online looks at population vaccine coverage, supply agreements and regulatory approvals in the region as of July 15, 2022.
July 13 – The World Bank reports that eight of 20 Caribbean countries have yet to reach a 50 percent vaccination rate and attributes this slow rate to low levels of confidence in vaccines.
July 7 – With Guatemala representing one of the lowest vaccination rates in the Americas, Nature publishes an article exploring the reasons for the lagging rates. These include hesitancy about vaccines in rural areas, language barriers resulting from the 25 languages spoken throughout the country, and logistical failures.
April 22 – Mexico learns that it will not receive Pfizer vaccines from COVAX, the global vaccine initiative led by the World Health Organization, in the most recent allocation. The country had intended to use Pfizer’s COVAX vaccines to inoculate minors. Mexican health officials said they will seek to sign direct contracts with Pfizer or Cuba for its Abdala vaccine.
Vaccines for travel to the United States
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Passport Health offers all the medications and vaccines you may need to travel safely throughout Central and South America. See our “What Vaccinations” section for more information.
Some vaccinations are recommended for visiting Central and South America. The WHO and ISTM recommend the following vaccines: typhoid, hepatitis A, hepatitis B, yellow fever, rabies, polio, MMR (measles, mumps and rubella), meningitis, Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis), and influenza.
Many countries require proof of yellow fever vaccination upon arrival from another country with transmission or upon entry. Consult your travel health specialist or destination advice page for more information on the specific requirements for your destination.
Dissecting the new immunization requirements for
We travel more and more and for different reasons: tourism, work, business, humanitarian cooperation, and we sometimes travel to very distant places. In all these situations, we must take a number of precautions to protect our health.
In the same way that we organize details relating to transportation and stay, it should also be standard practice to take the necessary health measures to reduce the risks associated with travel, by consulting specialized health professionals at international vaccination centers and health centers.
If your destination is a tropical or subtropical country with endemic malaria, you should be aware that malaria is a serious disease transmitted by a mosquito (Anopheles) that injects the malaria parasite into the blood when it bites.
Although there are four species of the malaria parasite that can infect humans and produce the disease (Plasmodium falciparum, P. malariae, P. vivax and P. ovale), it is only P. falciparum that is potentially life-threatening. There is a real risk that anyone of any age can contract this disease.
Do you want to travel to Europe, the United States or other parts of the world?
The time has come to start preparing for that great trip to South America and, little by little, you are getting everything ready. You already have more or less clear what you will carry in your luggage, you have booked your plane tickets, you have planned your route and you have taken out your international travel insurance to be covered for any unforeseen eventuality. Now, it’s time to get up to date with vaccinations for traveling to South America. In this article we will tell you which are the most recommended for visiting the main countries in this part of the world.
Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, Typhoid Fever, Meningitis, Tetanus/Diphtheria, Rabies. Although not mandatory, Yellow Fever vaccination is highly recommended if you plan to visit areas such as Morona, Napo, Pastaza, Zamora or Orellana.
Japanese encephalitis: You can contract this disease through the bite of a mosquito, present in areas with rice fields and wetlands. The use of insect repellents is also highly recommended for prevention.