For Australians planning to travel to Brazil in the near future, you should ensure you are up to date with the childhood vaccination program, which will protect you against Measels, Mumps and Rubella (MMR), diphtheria, whooping cough (pertussis) and chicken pox as well as other common preventable diseases such as Hepatitis A. For some the yearly flu shot may also be recommended, so speak to the Travel Vaccination Clinic doctor to find out whether you need any booster shots.
Further information on the following diseases and risks specific to Brazil is provided below:
- Yellow Fever
- Hepatitis A and Hepatitis B