cuzin GJ wrote:
May 2019 we take the Peru and Galapagos trip. some confusion as to whether yellow fever vaccination required. would appreciate feedback from recent travelers on this great adventure. thx
My husband and I are going on this tour in late April/May. We just visited our travel clinic and were advised on our needed immunizations. The areas to which we will be traveling in Peru and Galápagos have no incidence of YF (not true if going into the Amazon). Although YF may be recommended by the CDC, if you are over 63, an official waiver can be granted. We did receive vaccinations for typhoid, hep A, and are up to date on our routine immunizations. We will be going to Africa in 2020, and will definitely receive YF for that trip. We were informed that there should be more YF vaccine available by summer. Also, there is no incidence of malaria in the areas we will be visiting in P/G, so malaria meds are not necessary. We learned a great deal more from the nurse at the travel clinic than we would have from our regular docs, including info on protection from insects, type of insect repellents, altitude sickness meds, use of sunscreen, etc. I hope this helps.