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Malaria, vaccinations Guatemala - relevant?
It is important with the right travel immunisations for Guatemala.
Here is information about which vaccinations are needed for a trip to Guatemala depending on the length of your trip.

Select duration of the journey
Less than 1 month
1 to 5 months
6 months or longer

Guatemala - Less than 1 month

By a journey to Guatemala on less than 1 month recommend protection against the following infections:

Recommended vaccinationsStarting

Diphtheria1 day
Hepatitis A (infectious hepatitis)1 week
Tetanus1 day
Yellow fever - transit10 days
Malaria in Guatemala7 days


V
10 days
When to start vaccinations before leaving::




Diphtheria
Diphtheria is a serious throat infection, which infects from person-to-person through the air. The vaccination should be less than 10 years old otherwise a booster is needed.
Read more about diphteria here.

Hepatitis A (infectious hepatitis)
Infectious hepatitis infects through contaminated food and water. Vaccination consists of two injections about 12 months apart, which protects for up to 25 years. The first vaccination protects for 12 months. 
Read more about hepatitis A here.
The hepatitis A vaccine can be combined with the vaccine against hepatitis B

Tetanus
Tetanus is a complication to wounds contaminated by soil. If there has been a vaccination within the past 10 years it is not necessary to give a booster in case of wounds and accidents. Tetanus vaccinations are usually given in combination with diphtheria vaccine. If you are previously vaccinated, the vaccine can be given right up to departure.

Yellow fever - transit
Certain countries without yellow fever require a valid yellow fever vaccination certificate if you arrives (even in transit) from a country where yellow fever is present. 

If you arrive from a country without yellow fever, there is no requirement for a yellow fever vaccination.

Read more about yellow fever here.

Malaria in Guatemala
Risk of infection is found in the provinces of Alta Varapaz, Baja Verapaz, Ixcan, Petén and San Marcos and to a lesser extent in the prov-inces of Esquintla, Huehuetenango, Izabal, Quiché, Retalhuleu and Suchitepequez of Zacapa (see map below). Protection against mosquito bites is usually sufficient, but Chloroquine is recommended in the areas marked on the map.
Read more about malaria here.

The information on malaria risk in individual countries are based on the sources found here

Guatemala - Less than 1 month

By a journey to Guatemala on less than 1 month recommend protection against the following infections:

Recommended vaccinationsStarting

Diphtheria1 day
Hepatitis A (infectious hepatitis)1 week
Tetanus1 day
Yellow fever - transit10 days
Malaria in Guatemala7 days


V
10 days
When to start vaccinations before leaving::




Guatemala - 1 to 5 months

By a journey to Guatemala on 1 to 5 months recommend protection against the following infections:

Recommended vaccinationsStarting

Diphtheria1 day
Hepatitis A (infectious hepatitis)1 week
Tetanus1 day
Yellow fever - transit10 days
Malaria in Guatemala7 days


V
10 days
When to start vaccinations before leaving::




Diphtheria
Diphtheria is a serious throat infection, which infects from person-to-person through the air. The vaccination should be less than 10 years old otherwise a booster is needed.
Read more about diphteria here.

Hepatitis A (infectious hepatitis)
Infectious hepatitis infects through contaminated food and water. Vaccination consists of two injections about 12 months apart, which protects for up to 25 years. The first vaccination protects for 12 months. 
Read more about hepatitis A here.
The hepatitis A vaccine can be combined with the vaccine against hepatitis B

Tetanus
Tetanus is a complication to wounds contaminated by soil. If there has been a vaccination within the past 10 years it is not necessary to give a booster in case of wounds and accidents. Tetanus vaccinations are usually given in combination with diphtheria vaccine. If you are previously vaccinated, the vaccine can be given right up to departure.

Yellow fever - transit
Certain countries without yellow fever require a valid yellow fever vaccination certificate if you arrives (even in transit) from a country where yellow fever is present. 

If you arrive from a country without yellow fever, there is no requirement for a yellow fever vaccination.

Read more about yellow fever here.

Malaria in Guatemala
Risk of infection is found in the provinces of Alta Varapaz, Baja Verapaz, Ixcan, Petén and San Marcos and to a lesser extent in the prov-inces of Esquintla, Huehuetenango, Izabal, Quiché, Retalhuleu and Suchitepequez of Zacapa (see map below). Protection against mosquito bites is usually sufficient, but Chloroquine is recommended in the areas marked on the map.
Read more about malaria here.

The information on malaria risk in individual countries are based on the sources found here

Guatemala - Less than 1 month

By a journey to Guatemala on less than 1 month recommend protection against the following infections:

Recommended vaccinationsStarting

Diphtheria1 day
Hepatitis A (infectious hepatitis)1 week
Tetanus1 day
Yellow fever - transit10 days
Malaria in Guatemala7 days


V
10 days
When to start vaccinations before leaving::




Guatemala - 1 to 5 months

By a journey to Guatemala on 1 to 5 months recommend protection against the following infections:

Recommended vaccinationsStarting

Diphtheria1 day
Hepatitis A (infectious hepatitis)1 week
Tetanus1 day
Yellow fever - transit10 days
Malaria in Guatemala7 days


V
10 days
When to start vaccinations before leaving::




Guatemala - 6 months or longer

By a journey to Guatemala on 6 months or longer recommend protection against the following infections:

Recommended vaccinationsStarting

Diphtheria1 day
Tuberkulosis6 weeks
Hepatitis A (infectious hepatitis)1 week
Hepatitis B3 - 4 weeks
Rabies4 weeks
Tetanus1 day
Typhoid1 week
Yellow fever - transit10 days
Malaria in Guatemala7 days


V
6 weeks
When to start vaccinations before leaving::




Diphtheria
Diphtheria is a serious throat infection, which infects from person-to-person through the air. The vaccination should be less than 10 years old otherwise a booster is needed.
Read more about diphteria here.

Tuberkulosis
The vaccine against tuberculosis, BCG, is recommended to people stationed in high-risk areas for more than 6 months, who have not been previously vaccinated. The vaccine contains live bacteria which produces a small wound, as well as scar after healing. The whole process takes 4 to 8 weeks.
Read more about tuberculosis here.

Hepatitis A (infectious hepatitis)
Infectious hepatitis infects through contaminated food and water. Vaccination consists of two injections about 12 months apart, which protects for up to 25 years. The first vaccination protects for 12 months. 
Read more about hepatitis A here.
The hepatitis A vaccine can be combined with the vaccine against hepatitis B

Hepatitis B
Hepatitis B infects through blood, sexual activities and, in small children, through saliva. The vaccination consists of 2 vaccinations about 4 weeks apart and a third 6 months later. The protection is for at least 25 years perhaps life long. 
Read more about hepatitis B here.
The hepatitis B vaccine can be combined with the vaccine against hepatitis A.

Rabies
The vaccination consists of 3 injections at day 0, 7 and 28 and must therefore start 4 weeks before departure. Vaccination protects for 5 years. If exposed to rabies, the "post-exposure" vaccinations are reduced from five to two if immunized before being bitten with 3 injections. 
Read more about rabies here.

Tetanus
Tetanus is a complication to wounds contaminated by soil. If there has been a vaccination within the past 10 years it is not necessary to give a booster in case of wounds and accidents. Tetanus vaccinations are usually given in combination with diphtheria vaccine. If you are previously vaccinated, the vaccine can be given right up to departure.

Typhoid
Typhoid is the most serious of the Salmonella infections. There are two types of vaccine: 
1. Vaccine for injection,  one  vaccination protect up to 3 years. 
2. A live vaccine in capsules, which is swallowed. Three capsules are taken 2 days apart and provide protection for a year.
Read more about typhoid here.
Read more about diarrhoea here.

Typhoid
Typhoid is the most serious of the Salmonella infections. There are two types of vaccine: 
1. Vaccine for injection,  one  vaccination protect up to 3 years. 
2. A live vaccine in capsules, which is swallowed. Three capsules are taken 2 days apart and provide protection for a year.
Read more about typhoid here.
Read more about diarrhoea here.

Yellow fever - transit
Certain countries without yellow fever require a valid yellow fever vaccination certificate if you arrives (even in transit) from a country where yellow fever is present. 

If you arrive from a country without yellow fever, there is no requirement for a yellow fever vaccination.

Read more about yellow fever here.

Malaria in Guatemala
Risk of infection is found in the provinces of Alta Varapaz, Baja Verapaz, Ixcan, Petén and San Marcos and to a lesser extent in the prov-inces of Esquintla, Huehuetenango, Izabal, Quiché, Retalhuleu and Suchitepequez of Zacapa (see map below). Protection against mosquito bites is usually sufficient, but Chloroquine is recommended in the areas marked on the map.
Read more about malaria here.

The information on malaria risk in individual countries are based on the sources found here