Vaccination is not required to enter to Peru.
Centers of Vaccination
If you have planned to carry out a trip to the amazon area or jungle of
Peru, it is advisable to be vaccinated against the yellow fever.
International Airport Jorge Chávez: It is located in the 2° floor, medical
post in which you can be vaccinated before taking a flight to the jungle.
Schedule: The 24 hours, the seven days of the week.
Center of International Vaccination: It is located in the National Hospital
"2 de Mayo".
Address: Parque de la Medicina w/n, Lima.
Schedule: Monday to Saturday from 07:30 to 13:30 hrs.
Center of Vaccination: It is located at one side of the "Hospital del Niño".
Address: Jirón Independencia No. 121, Breña
Schedule: Monday to Saturday from 08:00 to 12:30 hrs.
It is also possible to be vaccinated at your arrival to the airports of
Iquitos and Puerto Maldonado.
Depending on the time that you estimate to be interned in the jungle, if
this time will be long consult with your doctor the possibility to be
vaccinated against the hepatitis, typhoid, tetanus and an anti malaria
You may need certain vaccinations before traveling to Peru:
(1) Routine: it is recommended to be up-to-date in routine shots.
(2) Hepatitis A: you may be exposed through contaminated food or water. It
is rather common in Peru, compared to developed countries.
(3) Hepatitis B: you may be exposed through blood, body fluids or sexual
contact with ill people, even if they seem healthy.
(4) Typhoid: also, through contaminated food or water, but happens less
(5) Yellow fever: highly recommended if traveling to jungle areas
(especially if going to any area in Madre de Dios, San Martín, Loreto,
Amazonas, Ucayali). You could be requested to show a vaccination certificate
upon arrival to Puerto Maldonado. In 2007 there were 22 deaths caused by
yellow fever in the entire country (outside link)
You should receive the yellow fever shot 10 days prior your arrival to Peru,
and every 10 years if you continue traveling to risk areas. If you did not
take it in your country, you may have the shot at the Jorge Chavez
International Airport, the Dos de Mayo Hospital, and most private hospitals
or laboratory such as Lab Roe for an approximate cost of $ 20 USD.
(6) Malaria: currently, there is no available vaccine for this illness, but
you should consider receiving prophylaxis, in addition to standard measures
of precaution such as using insect repellent, using bednets while you sleep
and wearing long-sleeved pants and shirts. This preventative measures will
also help in avoiding getting dengue fever (there is no prophylaxis or
vaccination for dengue fever, also known as breakbone fever).
A consultation with a travel medicine specialist is always recommended
before your trip. For more information, please read: http://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/destinations/peru.htm#vaccines