Vaccines are an important part of preparing for a trip to tropical places such as the Amazon rainforest.
See your doctor before booking your flight and bear in mind that some vaccinations (some of the “routine” ones and Hepatitis B) have to be done months before you actually travel.
On the other hand, some vaccinations can be done soon before travelling but if you book them at too short notice you may have to pay an extra charge.
For trips to Puerto Maldonado, Peru, and the surrounding jungle, the vaccines recommended by the US Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are as follows:
Make sure you are up-to-date with routine vaccinations before travelling. These include:
Some tropical diseases are present in the Puerto Maldonado region for which there is no vaccination. They are transmitted by insect bites. Ways to help prevent bites include:
Specific diseases without vaccine transmitted by insects: