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Vaccination Requirements

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Vaccination Requirements

This is not so much a question about specific vaccinations as it is about actual requirements.

I've already searched the internet for information about vaccinations and I usually find that they recommend getting about 2 to 4 of them. Of which one of them is always Yellow Fever and the next most common one is usually Hepatitis A.

Some examples are these websites:

- …mg.gov.br/visit/…visas-and-medicine

- mdtravelhealth.com/destinations/…brazil.php

Most health-websites will go on about how important it is to get vaccinations for pretty much everything, and one website even recommended to start looking into it about a month before departure. Well, that's too late now, I'm leaving within two weeks.

In contrast, most people, such as on this website, would tell you to "not worry about it", at least when it comes to Minas Gerais or Belo Horizonte, and they'll say "The map shows it's not at high risk.", while most maps simply DO show Minas Gerais in the zone of risk, period. I don't think it's much of an excuse.

Anyway, my concern is more about whether or not there's any ACTUAL requirements. Not recommendations, but requirements by law or at the border. - Because I don't want to arrive there after the whole journey and then some person is going to tell me "No, you're not getting in, buddy.".

So are there any vaccinations I HAVE to take and need papers to show at the border or something?

That Belo Horizonte website I've linked does say something about it at the bottom of the page, but I don't understand what they're on about, to be honest.

"Traveler/Tourist Requirements while in Belo Horizonte:

Fill out identity form (Anvisa site); Yellow Fever vaccination card.

http:/www.anvisa.gov.br/viajante/ "

Again, they speak of requirements, but then other people, also ones who are experienced in Brazil, are like "Don't worry about it, I never got sick in 20 years.".

It's all very contradictory and not very assuring.

As for the actual vaccinations, I'm also not comfortable with them. It's not so much the shots as it is the effect, what it would do to me. Of course diseases or viruses are worse, but I usually respond strangely to things on the inside.

Note that I'm going to Belo Horizonte, and probably down to Sao Joao del Rei, only.

I hope you can help me out, because I'll probably have to get shots early next week if it's actually necessary. And if I'd have to get shots when entering the country, I doubt they would be effective in time anyway. - Oh, and I'm going for 2 weeks, by the way. - So for example, I'd already be over halfway through my stay if I'd get a shot for Yellow Fever on the first day there...

So yea, are there actual requirements, for proof, papers, something on the passport, anything...

Edited: 26 May 2016, 11:13
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Philadelphia...
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31. Re: Vaccination Requirements

Yellow Fever Vaccinations and Certificates for International Travel:

https://bit.ly/1ZLyALD

Philadelphia...
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32. Re: Vaccination Requirements

The yellow fever vaccine is recommended for people from nine months of age who are travelling to Brazil.

https://bit.ly/2Ff6nZ5

Philadelphia...
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33. Re: Vaccination Requirements

Yellow Fever is encroaching megacities in Brazil, straining the global vaccine supply.

https://n.pr/2Gck0IP

For the first time ever, Brazil is attempting a nationwide immunization campaign against yellow fever.

An ongoing outbreak of the mosquito-borne disease has killed hundreds of people in parts of Brazil where yellow fever traditionally wasn't considered a threat and most residents aren't vaccinated against it.

"We can call this the biggest outbreak in modern times," says Dr. Mauricio Lacerda Nogueira, the president of the Brazil Society for Virology. "Since the middle of the 20th century we never had an outbreak of this size."

Bristol, United...
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34. Re: Vaccination Requirements

Is a Yellow fever required coming from Brazil to England?

Thanks.

F.Spallanzani

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35. Re: Vaccination Requirements

201472014: No.

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/yellow-fever/

Orlando, Florida
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36. Re: Vaccination Requirements

Get your yellow fever shot. It is required by countries in the region where yellow fever is rampant.

We visited both sides of this amazing wonder. Read how we were able to get our visa just under a week directly from the E-Visa Program from Brazil. There are many scam website. It was $45 per person. Go directly through the Brazil website.

https://travelneverends.co/blog/americans-ca…

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