Health Alert: U. S. Embassy Brasilia, Brazil (January 24, 2018)

Location:  The CDC previously identified areas in Brazil where vaccination against yellow fever is recommended and updated list now includes:

  • All of Rio de Janeiro State, including the city of Rio de Janeiro.
  • All of São Paulo State, including the city of São Paulo
  • All of Espirito Santo State
  • A number of cities in Bahia State

Event:  Following a resurgence in human cases of yellow fever, the Government of Brazil recently extended the areas where vaccination is recommended and has initiated intensive vaccination campaigns in major cities in the states of Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo, and Bahia. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the World Health Organization have updated their recommendations regarding vaccinations for persons living in or traveling to Brazil.

Please see here for CDC’s complete recommendation regarding yellow fever vaccinations in Brazil:

Alert Level 2  Travel Notice for Yellow Fever in Brazil

Actions to Take:  U.S. citizens living in, or planning to travel to Brazil, should read the following guidance, in addition to the CDC Alert above, to learn about yellow fever and areas in Brazil where vaccinations are recommended:

Vaccination is only effective if received at least ten days prior to arrival in an at- risk area, and supplies of yellow fever vaccine are limited in Brazil, so travelers should obtain vaccination prior to traveling here. Supplies in the United States can be limited as well, so travelers should plan accordingly.

Assistance: For additional information, please see the following:

U.S. Embassy Brasilia

SES – Av. das Nações, Quadra 801, Lote 03
70403-900 – Brasília, DF
Phone: (61) 3312-7000
After-Hours Emergencies: (61) 3312-7400

U.S. Consulate General Recife
Rua Goncalves Maia, 163
Bairro Boa Vista Recife, PE – 50.070-060
Phone: (81) 3416-3050
After-Hours Emergencies: (81) 99916-9470 or (81) 3416-3060

U.S. Consulate General Rio de Janeiro
Av. Presidente Wilson, 147 Castelo
Rio de Janeiro, RJ — 20030-020
Entrance at Rua Santa Luzia
Phone: (21) 3823-2000
After-Hours Emergencies: (21) 3823-2029

U.S. Consulate General São Paulo
Rua Henri Dunant, 500,
Chácara Santo Antonio,
São Paulo, SP — 04709-110
Phone: (11) 3250-5000
After-Hours Emergencies: (11) 3250-5373

U.S. Consulate Porto Alegre
Av. Assis Brasil, 1889
Passo d’Areia – Porto Alegre – RS
Phone: (51) 3345-6000
After-Hours Emergencies: (51) 98293-0446

See Brazil Country Specific Information.

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