Vaccines advised to ALL Argentina visitors

Vaccination
Course
Per Dose

Vaccines advised to SOME Argentina visitors i The vaccines you need will depend on where in the country you are visiting, how long you will stay and what activities you will undertake during your trip. During your consultation our nurse will advise if you should consider any of the following vaccinations.

There is a risk of Malaria in Argentina. London Travel Clinic offers a range of antimalarials to keep you protected

NOTE: British travellers should also ensure they have adequate protection from MEASLES, MUMPS and RUBELLA and TUBERCULOSIS, which are normally given as part of the childhood vaccination schedule.

Destination Information for Argentina

The huge South American country of Argentina includes the Andes mountains, lakes and grassland, where the famous Argentinian beef cattle graze. As the eighth largest country in the world, the weather and climate varies depending on your precise destination, so you’ll need to check the conditions before you travel. Some areas, such as the deserts of Cuyo, can be extremely cold during the summer, while others like the Andes or Patagonia are relatively cool in the summer and extremely cold in winter.

From lush jungles and wild waterfalls to dry, arid deserts, mountains and rock formations, the landscape and terrain of Argentina is diverse. The capital, Buenos Aires, is on the edge of the large province of Argentina also known as Buenos Aires, on the East of the country. This is a large city, a metropolis of European-style architecture, with a Latin twist, thanks to Argentina’s Spanish history.

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There’s plenty to see and do here, with each barrio, or neighbourhood, having a distinct individual character. If you’re heading to Argentina for the wildlife, there’s lots more in store than simply cattle ranches – from toucans and howler monkeys to penguins in the South Atlantic Ocean, this is a country with a rich and varied offering of incredible sights.

You’ll have plenty of options when it comes to accommodation, from hostels and guesthouses to boutique 5-star hotels. For a relaxing and authentic experience, stay in a finca, or farm lodge, and make the most of the excellent services of the many tour operators in Argentina, who can help you explore and discover the best highlights of what this fascinating country has to offer.

Useful Links

International travel clinic locator: www.istm.org

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office: www.fco.gov.uk

British Embassy

British Embassy Buenos Aires
Dr Luis Agote 2412 (1425)
Buenos Aires
Argentina

Email: askinformation.baires@fco.gov.uk

General enquiries: +54 11 4808-2200

Vaccine Information for Argentina

Disease & Source
Vaccination Details
Course
Price
Disease: Hepatitis A
Source: Contaminated food and water
Vaccination Details

One of the following vaccination courses may be recommended:

  • A single course injection of Havrix Monodose to cover against Hepatitis A
  • A course of three injections of Twinrix to cover against Hepatitis A and Hepatitis B
  • A single dose of Hepatyrix to cover against Hepatitis A and Typhoid fever
Course
Varies
Price
Varies
Disease: Rabies
Source: Animal to person
Vaccination Details

A course of three injections of the vaccine (Rabies BP or Rabipur) will cover against Rabies and is recommended. In the event of possible exposure to Rabies, urgent medical attention should be sought, even in those who have received pre-exposure vaccines.

Course
3 doses
Price
Per Dose ££75.00
Disease: Diphtheria
Source: Person to person
Vaccination Details

A single injection of Revaxis will protect against Tetanus, Diphtheria and Polio. In the UK, the TDP vaccination against Diphtheria infection is part of the childhood immunisation schedule.

Course
1 dose
Price
£50.00
Disease: Tetanus
Source: Puncture wounds, burns and intravenous drug use
Vaccination Details

A single injection of Revaxis will protect against Tetanus, Diphtheria and Polio. In the UK, the TDP vaccination against Diphtheria infection is part of the childhood immunisation schedule.

Course
1 dose
Price
£50.00
Disease: Polio
Source: Contaminated food and water
Vaccination Details

A single injection of Revaxis will protect against Tetanus, Diphtheria and Polio. In the UK, the TDP vaccination against Diphtheria infection is part of the childhood immunisation schedule.

Course
1 dose
Price
£50.00
Disease: Typhoid
Source: Contaminated food and water
Vaccination Details

One of the following vaccination courses may be recommended:

  • Typhim Vi, single dose injection
  • Vivotif, 3 capsules
  • Viatim, single dose injection of Hepatitis A & Typhoid combined
Course
1 dose
Price
£60.00
Disease: Yellow Fever
Source: Mosquitos
Vaccination Details

Travellers to areas at risk may require a single dose injection of Stamaril. Nearly all affected countries require proof of Yellow Fever vaccination in the form of an International Certificate of Vaccination before they allow a traveller to enter. Failure to provide a valid certificate can lead to a traveller being quarantined, immunised or denied entry.

Course
1 dose
Price
£83.00
Disease: Malaria
Source: Mosquitos
Vaccination Details

There are a range of different anti-malarial tablets that will be prescribed to travellers based on several factors, including: destination, medical history, family history, current medications, previous problems with anti-malarial tablets, age and pregnancy.

Course
1 dose
Price
£50.00

Non-Vaccinated Diseases

Disease
Source
Our Advice
Disease: Dengue Fever
Source: Mosquitos
Our Advice: Use 50%+ Deet insect repellent
Disease: HIV/AIDS
Source: Bodily Fluids
Our Advice: Use a condom for sex and to never share needles or other injecting equipment (including syringes, spoons and swabs).
Disease: Leishmaniasis
Source: Sandfly
Our Advice: Use 50% Deet+ insect repellent
Source: Contaminated food and water, person to person
Our Advice: Tummy kit and Tummy Kit +
Disease: Trypanosomiasis
Source: Insects
Our Advice: Use 50% Deet+ insect repellent

Additional Health Risks Information for Argentina

Argentina is a popular country for adventure sports such as mountain climbing, skiing and trekking, due to its vast and varied terrain. Ensure your travel insurance is adequate for every activity you plan to undertake, pack suitable clothing and equipment and make sure you take part in activities run by a safety-conscious and reputable company. Be aware of the symptoms of altitude sickness, including headaches and lethargy as well as the more serious signs such as disorientation and heart palpitations. Take your time when ascending or descending to or from altitude to ensure you acclimatise properly and minimise the risk.

Healthcare facilities in Argentina are generally of a good standard, however you may be required to pay cash up front, even in an emergency, before receiving any treatment. It is considered safe to drink the tap water in the big cities of Argentina, but if you’re in any doubt do not take the risk, and stick to bottled water. You should always avoid tap water, or ensure it has been boiled or chemically disinfected, in rural areas. Take sensible precautions regarding all foods or drinks, and practise good personal hygiene to stay safe from food poisoning or other sickness bugs. Most of the non-vaccinated diseases which are prevalent in Argentina are carried by infected mosquitos and other insects, so avoid being bitten as much as possible.

Argentina is one of the safest South American countries for tourists, but as with anywhere, be vigilant about your personal safety, don’t carry valuables, and be aware of thieves and pickpockets in crowded areas.

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