Vaccinations in Venezuela



Health risks are present anywhere you go.

The best way to deal with this is to take precautionary measures, the best and most are effective of which is getting vaccinated.

Immunizations are a part of a modern human being's life. Children get routine immunizations like MMR, DPT, Polio, Varicella (chicken pox), and influenza within a couple of years from birth. Those who are bound to expatriate to Venezuela must make sure that they were able to get these vaccinations before moving to South America.

Vaccines for both Hepatitis A and B are also recommended. Extra preventive measures like observing caution and discerning what street food to eat can help avoid sickness as well. Those working in the medical field are encouraged to get vaccinated against Hepatitis B due to their higher exposure to risk factors.

Adventurous eaters may also sign up for immunization against typhoid fever, as this disease is also contracted through contaminated food and liquids.

The country's weather is mostly sunny throughout the year, with occasional bouts of rainfall. With the weather being close to tropical, diseases that are common in tropical countries are also present in Venezuela.

Yellow fever is one of those diseases that pose a threat, especially to those who will be living in Venezuela's rural or forested areas. The risk is lower for those who would be residing in Caracas, Valencia, and the northern coastal areas. Thankfully, a vaccine against the disease is already available.

Those who would be working in a forest or zoo environment or would be at high exposure to animals, in general, are recommended to also get vaccinated against rabies.

Make sure to visit your health needs provider four to six weeks before your departure for Venezuela so that you can get the recommended immunizations.