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167597Yellow fever and travel to Costa Rica

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  • jckincy
    Aug 5, 2014
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      The following from the Costa Rican Embassy in D.C. web site : Yellow Fever Vaccine If you will be traveling to Costa Rica from South America and/or sub-Saharan Africa, you will need the YELLOW FEVER VACCINE. The countries considered at risk are: Angola, Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon,Democratic RepublicofCongo, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Liberia,Nigeria,SierraLeone, Sudan, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru,Guyana and Venezuela. You can travel to Costa Rica ten days after the shot.


      EXCEPTIONS | Embajada de Costa Rica en DC http://www.costarica-embassy.org/index.php?q=node/97 EXCEPTIONS | Embajada de Costa Rica en DC http://www.costarica-embassy.org/index.php?q=node/97 Embassy: 2114 S Street NW, Washington, DC 20008 View on www.costarica-embassy.org http://www.costarica-embassy.org/index.php?q=node/97 Preview by Yahoo Any individual traveling to Costa Rica that has been in transit through: Angola, Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon,Democratic Republic of Congo, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Sudan, Bolivia, Venezuela, Brazil, Peru, Ecuador, Colombia and French Guyana, whether in airports, sea ports or land borders, will be exempt from the requirement of vaccination against yellow fever.


      People who have been in countries considered at risk, but who have remained at least six days in a non-risk country before entering Costa Rican territory and who haven’t developed the yellow fever. People with contraindications for the vaccination against yellow fever who carry a valid medical opinion supported by the health authority in the country from where they are from. Children under 9 months old, people with severe allergy to eggs, immunosuppression and thymic disease present or in their medical history.


      There must be a medical assessment of the pros and cons of vaccination on people with the following conditions: over 60 years of age, pregnancy, lactation, family history of adverse events associated with vaccination against yellow fever, hypersensitivity to gelatin and asymptomatic HIV infection, with laboratory verification of adequate immune system function. How these are enforced is hard to say and probably with the usual consistency you have come to expect.