Congratulations to the England football team for making it to the 2014 football World Cup in Brazil
If you are planning to go to the 20th FIFA world cup on 20th June 2014, as well as enjoying the football and wonderful atmosphere you should be aware of the possible vaccinations and travel needs that are required. Ideally you should attend the Travel Clinic Ltd at least 8 weeks before you plan to travel in order to receive all vaccinations, medications and advice you may need and which allows time for vaccines to work effectively.
Vaccination to protect you against diseases such as Hepatitis A and Typhoid are recommended because the diseases can be easily caught through contaminated food and water. Also a booster if you have not received one in the last 10 years of Diptheria, Tetanus and Polio are also recommended. If you also plan to travel and visit any of the wonderful sites whilst you are in Brazil there are other vaccinations which might be considered including Hepatitis B and Rabies vaccines.
Our specialist nurses can also discuss malaria requirements and make an individual assessment to offer you the most appropriate malaria tablets for your needs. We can also discuss fully and advise you about prevention of diseases such as Dengue fever. This is very common in South America and is spread by daytime biting mosquitoes who prefer to live and breed in urban (city) settings the perfect environment for building a football stadium! There are 12 host cities which are to hold the football matches and these include:
Rio de Janeiro, Brasilia, Sao Paulo, Fortaleza, Porto Alegre, Belo Horizonte, Salvador, Recife, Cuiaba, Manaus, Natal and Curitiba.
Please come in and check if you will require malaria or Yellow fever which are required for some parts of Brazil or other countries in South America. For example Manaus, is in the centre of the Amazon rain forest in Brazil where both Yellow fever and malaria are common. See map from the NHS fit for travel website for malaria and the yellow fever map from NATHNAC for yellow fever.
Brazil is a wonderfully diverse and vibrant country and it is estimated that 3.3 million tickets will be available for the World Cup. If you are one of the lucky ones to get a ticket don’t forget to protect yourself before you go. Visit our clinics in Cambridge or Ipswich were our specialist nurses will be able to advise you and you can buy products to keep you safe whilst travelling.