Most immunizations can be
obtained through a private physician's office or health clinic
specializing in tropical diseases. The Yellow Fever
vaccine is available only through an Official Yellow Fever
Vaccination Center or a certified physician. Some County
Health Departments provide immunizations for overseas travel.
Depending on your needs and
tolerance for multiple injections, expect to schedule one to
three appointments over a four to sixteen week period. Be
aware that a primary immunization series (for which an adult
booster is not sufficient) may extend beyond that time.
Age, pregnancy, allergies, and
medical conditions may modify your use of these preventive
Please see CDC Travel Information Tropical
South America for specific requirements.