Argentina vaccinations: which ones do you need?

Are you travelling to Argentina? Make sure you take the right precautions as certain vaccines are recommended for Argentina. Getting vaccinated is not mandatory, however in doing so you protect yourself and your child or baby (if applicable) against diseases to which you may not (yet) be resistant.

The required vaccinations vary and depend on the areas you plan to visit and on the duration of your stay in Argentina. Argentina is a vast country in the south of South America. The country has a diverse, predominantly temperate climate: dry in the west, subtropical in the north and cool and bleak sub-Antarctic in the south. There is plenty to see in Argentina: the tropical forest at the Iguazu Falls in the north close to Brazil; the fertile pampas in central Argentina and the mountain plateaus of Patagonia in the south. The capital Buenos Aires is a definite must-see. If you plan to visit other South American countries as well, you may need additional vaccinations. Furthermore, in Argentina you should protect yourself well against diseases, the bright sunlight and mosquitoes. Malaria is prevalent in Argentina. Our KLM Health Services nurses are happy to tell you which vaccinations you require for Argentina and gladly advise on how to have a healthy holiday in Argentina. Click here to make an appointment (in Dutch) with a nurse.

Argentina vaccinations: an overview of the health risks

Vaccines can make you resistant to various (tropical) diseases that occur in Argentina. Please find below a list of the most common risks and diseases in this South American country and read which specific immunisations you require.

Chikungunya

In this country Chikungunya is prevalent. A good protection against mosquito bites in the daytime is necessary.

Dengue

In this country dengue fever is prevalent. A good protection against mosquito bites in the daytime is necessary.

DTP

Vaccination against DTP is recommended for all travelers to this country.

Hepatitis A

Vaccination against hepatitis A is recommended for all travelers to this country.

Malaria

In this country there is a risk of getting malaria. Protection against mosquito bites is necessary during day- and nighttime. Sometimes malaria tablets are recommended, please contact KLM Health Services.

Rabies

Vaccination depends on your personal situation. In this country mammals could be infected with Rabies. Avoid contact with mammals. Please contact KLM Health Services for good and personal advice.

Yellow Fever - recommended

Vaccination is recommended for all travelers to this country.

Zika virus

In this country Zika virus is prevalent. A good protection against mosquito bites in the daytime is necessary.

A healthy trip to Argentina? Prepare for your trip with our tips

Make your trip to Argentina as pleasant as possible and avoid unexpected surprises. Below you will find helpful tips and tricks to prepare yourself for your journey.

Our KLM Health Services’ Doctor Connect service allows your to contact a KLM Health Services expert 24/7, either by telephone, text message or WhatsApp. Not only in case of emergency but also if you have doubts. Subscribe to Doctor Connect.

Seemingly innocent things such as food, water and bright sunlight can pose a risk to your health during your travels. Want to know what measures you can take to reduce these health risks? Please read our travel tips.

The Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs travel advice (in Dutch) helps you prepare for safety risks during your stay abroad. The travel advice, for example, tells you which regions are safe and to which regions you should not travel. Sometimes there are security risks. If this is the case, please be alert or, preferably only travel to the country concerned if genuinely necessary. The Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs has set up a central telephone number for travellers, which can be reached 24/7. Please call: +31 247 247 247.

Schedule a vaccination for Argentina? Make an appointment!

Please make an appointment online (in Dutch) for your Argentina vaccinations. An overview of our branches can be found here. Do you have any other questions about immunisations for Argentina? Please feel free to contact us via 0900 109 109 6 or send an email to travelclinic@klm.com. You can also visit our frequently asked questions page.

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