Colombia vaccination advice
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Going on a trip to Colombia? A successful trip starts with good preparation. When it comes to your health, it is also wise to prepare well. Many countries in the world have different hygiene conditions. Colombia is no exception. Different infectious diseases sometimes occur and you often have a different diet there than at home. Moreover, even in the best five-star hotel, you come into contact with the local population, which can transmit certain diseases. With proper preparation, a lot of misery can be avoided. Vaccinatiepunt helps you with these preparations so you know which vaccinations for Colombia are mandatory, optional and recommended and can travel well protected. Make an appointment today to get the vaccinations you need for your trip to Colombia.
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The above advice for vaccinations Colombia is general advice. For personalised tailor-made travel advice, you can make an appointment online or by phone. We are up-to-date with the latest news and LCR guidelines. A personalised advice will involve your travel destination, the duration and circumstances of the trip and your personal health condition and, based on this, recommend the required vaccinations for Colombia.
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What vaccinations are mandatory to travel to Colombia?
Some countries require yellow fever vaccination. For Colombia, this applies to travellers coming from Angola, Brazil, Congo and Uganda. If a vaccination is mandatory, it should be administered at least 10 days before arrival. Check our country pages for exact information on mandatory vaccinations for the country you will be visiting. You can also consult us for information on possible health insurance reimbursements for travel vaccinations.
What vaccinations are recommended for Colombia?
For most South American countries, vaccinations against DTP , hepatitis A and Yellow fever recommended. This is due to poor hygiene conditions. In addition, taking malaria tablets is strongly recommended in many South American countries.
Other optional vaccinations for Colombia
Besides the mandatory and recommended vaccinations for Colombia, some other vaccinations are optional. These could be personally recommended. Optional vaccinations for Colombia are:
For personalised advice on vaccinations Colombia, please make an appointment with us. Any advice will include your travel destination, the duration and circumstances of the trip and your personal health condition. You can also contact us for information on possible health coverage for travel vaccinations for Colombia.
Is there malaria in Colombia?
Malaria is prevalent in Colombia. Malaria is a disease that still kills tourists every year. The advice regarding Malaria in Colombia depends on several personal and travel-related factors. You will therefore receive personal malaria advice when making an appointment with us. Malaria is transmitted through a mosquito bite. Mosquito bites can be prevented by:
- Covering clothes to wear
- Using mosquito repellents with DEET.
- Mosquitoes are mainly active at night. Therefore sleep under a mosquito net
Besides mosquito repellents, you can also protect yourself against infections caused by malaria by taking malaria pills. Vaccination Point is also the right place to get malaria pills. Make an appointment for this.
Do you experience feverish symptoms during your trip? If so, contact a doctor as soon as possible (within 24 hours). There is no malaria vaccination.
Observe precepts for optimal protection
To prevent diseases, vaccinations for Colombia or taking medicines are often not enough. To best protect yourself, you should observe a number of precepts while abroad, aimed at minimising the risk of infection. During the traveller's consultation, the nurse can provide information on measures that can be taken to avoid becoming ill. For personalised advice regarding vaccinations for Colombia, it is necessary to make an appointment.
Run no risk with Vaccination Point
Anyone travelling to the (sub)tropics wants to be as protected as possible against diseases that occur there. For vaccinations Colombia, you can visit Vaccinatiepunt. You can also make an appointment with us for personal advice. The advice given is based on the national guidelines of the LCR (National Coordination Centre for Advice on Travel).
For personal advice on your specific situation, contact Vaccination Point. There they are up to date with the latest news and LCR guidelines. With personal advice, you are assured of taking appropriate vaccinations for Colombia in your situation. Make a reservation now for traveller vaccination at the Vaccination Point of your choice. You can also make an appointment in the evening and at the weekend. For business vaccinations, you can also make an appointment at the Vaccination Point near you.
Our working method
We work on the basis of consultations in which we personally advise you which vaccinations you should take for your trip to Colombia. Each recommendation involves your travel destination, the duration and circumstances of the trip and your personal health condition. Vaccinations and anti-malaria drugs do not always provide full protection and sometimes have side effects. Therefore, the pros and cons of the various measures should be weighed against each other for each trip and for each person.
Even if you have booked a last-minute trip, it is wise to consult Vaccination Point. You can still get vaccinated just before your trip. If you often book a last-minute, it is advisable to take the basic vaccinations (DTP, Hepatitis A and possibly typhoid fever) as a precaution.
For tailored personal advice, make an appointment at a branch near you.
Are you curious about our vaccination rates? Then please refer to our price list. You pay per visit for the activities of that day; reimbursement by your health insurance depends on the policy conditions. If you are unexpectedly unable to attend, please cancel your appointment at least 24 hours in advance. Appointments that are not cancelled in time will be charged as consultations.
Are you passing through or curious about vaccination recommendations for surrounding countries such as Ecuador, Venezuela or Panama? Then check out our general vaccination recommendations for these countries on our website or make an appointment for personal advice!