Advice and vaccinations for Peru

Peru tourism

Peru is a popular tourist destination known for its rich history and culture, including the ancient Inca civilization and the colonial architecture of cities like Cusco and Lima. Visitors can also explore the country’s diverse natural landscapes, including the Andes mountains, the Amazon rainforest, and the Pacific coast. Some popular tourist attractions in Peru include Machu Picchu, the Nazca Lines, and Lake Titicaca. The country also has a diverse cuisine and a vibrant art and music scene.

what vaccinations and medications are recommended for Peru?

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO) recommend the following vaccinations and medications for travelers to Peru:

Routine vaccinations: These include measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine, diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis vaccine, varicella (chickenpox) vaccine, polio vaccine, and your yearly flu shot and Shingle vaccines.

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Hepatitis A

This vaccine is recommended for all travelers to Peru.

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Hepatitis B
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Yellow fever

This vaccine is recommended for travelers visiting certain parts of Peru, particularly the Amazon rainforest and the jungle regions.

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Malaria prophylaxis

Some areas of Peru, particularly the Amazon rainforest and the jungle regions, are at risk for malaria. Your healthcare provider can recommend an appropriate antimalarial medication for you.

Altitude sickness: If you plan to visit areas of Peru that are at high altitude, such as Cusco or Machu Picchu, you may be at risk for altitude sickness.

During your visit to the Travel Vaccine Clinic, our health care provider may recommend medications to prevent or treat altitude sickness.
It’s important to note that these recommendations may change depending on the current situation.

Tourists attractions in Peru

Peru offers a wide variety of tourist attractions, including:

Machu Picchu:

The ancient Inca citadel is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

The Nazca Lines

These ancient geoglyphs are a series of lines and figures etched into the desert that can only be fully appreciated from the air.

Lake Titicaca

The highest navigable lake in the world, it is a sacred site for the Inca and home to many indigenous communities.

The Amazon Rainforest

The Peruvian Amazon is home to an incredible diversity of plant and animal life, and offers visitors the opportunity to explore the jungle, fish for piranhas, and visit indigenous communities.


The former capital of the Inca Empire, it is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a popular base for visiting Machu Picchu.


The capital city of Peru, it is a mix of modern and colonial architecture, museums, and gastronomy

Colca Canyon

It is one of the deepest canyons in the world and home to the Andean Condor.

Chan Chan

The largest adobe city in the world, built by the pre-Inca civilization of the Chimu


A pre-Inca fortress built by the Chachapoya culture.

The Peruvian Coastal desert

The Paracas National Reserve, Ballestas Islands, and the Huacachina Oasis are some of the most popular places in the Peruvian coastal desert.

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