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Brazil Travel Requirements & Vaccinations

Brazil is the fifth largest country in the world and the third largest in the Americas. Because of its vast expanse and varied topography – including hills, mountains and plains — the climate is widely varied but most of the country is categorized as either tropical or subtropical. Portuguese is the official language of Brazil.

Brazil offers tourists a wide range of attractions and geographical variety, including:

  • The Amazon Rainforest and River Basin
  • Diverse wildlife
  • Picturesque beaches and dunes
  • Cultural attractions

Recommended Vaccinations for Brazil Travel

*Rabies vaccination is typically only recommended for very high risk travelers given that it is completely preventable if medical attention is received within 7 – 10 days of an animal bite.

Travelers may also be advised to ensure they have received the routine vaccinations listed below. Some adults may need to receive a booster for some of these diseases:

  • Measles, mumps and rubella (MMR)
  • Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis)
  • Chickenpox
  • Polio
  • Influenza

Older adults or those with certain medical conditions may also want to ask about being vaccinated for shingles and/or pneumonia.

This information is not intended to replace the advice of a travel medicine professional. Not all of the vaccines listed here will be necessary for every individual.

Talk to the experts at UH Roe Green Center for Travel Medicine & Global Health to determine how each member of your family can obtain maximum protection against illness, disease and injury while traveling, based on age, health, medical history and travel itinerary.