Apart from ensuring that you are up to date with the childhood immunisation schedule, there are a number of vaccinations that may be recommended when you see the Travel Vaccination Clinic doctor before your visit. This could include vaccinations for hepatitis (A or B mostly) and/or typhoid, medication against malaria and advice, vaccinations for yellow fever and in some cases rabies.
Other diseases or sicknesses that you may encounter while travelling through South America could include water-borne diseases such as Cholera, and altitude sickness. You should check the country specific pages above for further information and details on where you plan on visiting while in South America.
The Travel Vaccination Clinic can answer any questions you might have about travelling to South America and provide any vaccines you might need, so make an appointment to speak to a qualified clinic doctor to discuss your plans.