Peru vaccinations: which ones do you need?

Are you going to Peru? Please read our travel advice and make proper preparations. We recommend vaccinations for Peru, though they are not mandatory. The vaccines protect you against infectious diseases that may spoil your holiday or even affect your life. Which vaccinations you require for your trip to Peru, depends on the regions you will visit and on the duration of your stay in this beautiful country.

Peru is located on the west coast of South America. The climate is greatly affected by the Andes and varies per region: the coastal region has a desert climate, whereas more inland the high peaks of the Andes determine the weather. Even further inland you will find a tropical rainforest climate. Travellers can indulge themselves in Peru. Highlights are the legendary Inca Trail and the Colca Canyon in the south; Lake Titicaca between Peru and Bolivia, and Tambopata National Reserve in the Amazon, which is close to Lima, Peru’s beautiful capital. Protect yourself well against various (tropical) diseases and avoid mosquito bites as malaria and dengue occur in Peru. Our KLM Health Services nurses are happy to tell you which vaccinations you require for Peru and provide advice about a healthy stay in this wonderful country. Click here to make an appointment with one of our nurses.

Peru vaccinations: the most common risks

In Peru, you run the risk of catching (tropical) diseases to which you are likely not resistant. Fortunately, vaccines can protect you against these. See below the list of the most common health risks and diseases in Peru and read what specific vaccinations are required.

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 is recommended for all travelers to this country.

Hepatitis A

Vaccination is recommended for all travelers to this country.

Hepatitis B

Vaccination depends on your personal situation. Please contact KLM Health Services for a personal advice.

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.

Tuberculosis

Vaccination depends on your personal situation. Please contact KLM Health Services for 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 Peru? Prepare for your trip with our tips

Make your trip to Peru 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 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 Peru? Make an appointment!

Please make an appointment online for your Peru vaccinations. An overview of our branches can be found here. Do you have any other questions about immunisations for Peru? Please feel free to contact us via 0900 109 109 6 (€1,00 per call) or send an email to travelclinic@klm.com. You can also visit our frequently asked questions page.

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