Brazil is the 5th largest country by in the world based on actual land mass and a close 6th largest by population.
Brazil offers the opportunity to experience almost any type of environment from rainforests to mountains to beaches and even island life. Brazil is known for things like Samba, Capoeira (Brazilian Martial Arts), and of course Carnival. The Carnival held in Rio de Janeiro is the largest in the world.
One thing to note when visiting Brazil as a Spanish speaker is they will most likely understand you, but you will not understand them, as they speak Portuguese and have a very distinct dialect.
Do you need Vaccines to travel to Brazil?
Yes, the CDC recommends the following vaccines if you are traveling to Brazil.
Some are recommended however some may be required. The vaccinations include Chickenpox, TDAP (Diphtheria-Tetanus-Pertussis), Flu (Influenza), Measles-Mumps-Rubella (MMR), Polio, Shingles, COVID-19, Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, Malaria, Measles, Rabies, Typhoid, and Yellow Fever.
Recommended Travel Vaccines for Brazil
|Recommended Travel Vaccine||Vaccine Details|
|COVID-19||It is recommended that all travelers be up to date with their COVID-19 Vaccine, whether it be first, second, or booster shots.|
|Hepatitis A||The CDC recommends the Hepatitis A vaccination to travelers of all ages. Please call for specifics.|
|Hepatitis B||The CDC recommends the Hepatitis B vaccination to travelers of all ages.|
|Malaria||It is highly recommended that you take prescription medication for Malaria when traveling to many countries. Reference the above map to verify.|
|Rabies||A Rabies vaccine would be necessary if you were planning to be around dogs or wildlife. Rabid dogs are common in many countries. Reference the above map to verify.|
|Typhoid||The Typhoid Vaccine is recommended to the majority of travelers.|
|Yellow Fever||9 months or older, traveling to Africa or South America|
Routine Vaccines when traveling to Brazil
|Routine Vaccines||Vaccine Details|
|Chickenpox||The CDC recommends that children under the age of 13 have 2 doses as long as the second does is 3 months after the first dose. If over 13, get doses at least 28 days apart.|
|TDAP (Diphtheria-Tetanus-Pertussis)||It is recommended that everyone get the TDAP vaccine according to the CDC.|
|Flu (influenza)||Based on CDC recommendations, anyone 6 months or older should receive the flu vaccine.|
|Measles-Mumps-Rubella (MMR)||The CDC recommends a dose of the MMR Vaccine to infants from 6 to 11 months that are traveling.|
|Polio||The CDC recommends Polio Vaccines in booster doses to adults who received their initial shot as a child. The series is recommended for those that are unvaccinated or do not know their vaccination status.|
|Shingles||The CDC recommends the shingles vaccine for adults ages 50 years and older and the doses should be given 2 to 6 months apart.|