The U.S. Embassy today issued a Yellow Fever vaccination warning to anyone planning to travel to Misiones Province in northern Argentina. The advisory:
FOR TRAVELERS TO MISIONES PROVINCE
American citizens traveling to or in Argentina are advised that the Argentine Ministry of Health recommends that persons between the ages of nine months and 60 years get a yellow fever vaccination at least 10 days before traveling to certain parts of Misiones Province. These areas include Guarani, Montecarlo, El Pedro, General Manuel Belgrano, and Puerto Iguazu.
The vaccine is effective for 10 years. Yellow fever shots are available in public clinics free of charge to residents and tourists in Argentina upon presentation of a passport, DNI or cedula. For more information, please visit the website for the Argentina Health Ministry at http://www.msal.gov.ar or call the Ministry’s Health Info Line at 0-800-222-1002, Option 7. You may also obtain information on vaccinations and other health precautions from the Centers for Disease Control and Preventions Hotline for International Travelers at 1-877-394-8747 (1-877-
Updated information on travel in Argentina may be obtained from the Department of State by calling 1-888-407-4747 within the U.S., or from overseas, 1-202-501-4444. For further information please consult the Country Specific Sheet for Argentina available via the Internet at http://travel.state.gov. Please also see the current Worldwide Caution.