All travelers should visit the nearest Passport Health clinic 4-8 weeks before departure, as some vaccines and malaria prophylaxis must be given a few weeks before travel.
The State Department makes many useful travel health recommendations, including the below note about vaccines:
The following vaccines or vaccine boosters are recommended for all travelers, regardless of country of destination: Hepatitis A, typhoid, hepatitis B, MMR (measles, mumps, rubella), and Td (tetanus-diphtheria). Yellow fever vaccine is only recommended if traveling outside the coastal areas between Fortaleza and Uruguay border, and then only given to children older than 9 months of age. Note that yellow fever vaccination is recommended if traveling to Iguaçu Falls. Cholera, polio and rabies vaccines are not recommended except under specific circumstances. Consult the CDC Yellow Book for more information. Read more…
Taking the necessary steps to prepare yourself before your arrival will ensure your trip is healthy and safe.