Travel Vaccinations for the Azores

Azores is an autonomous region of Portugal with a population of 2 million people and a climate at a high of 30C. In order to protect yourself from illness when visiting Azores, these particular vaccines are recommended as mosquito and tick bites are the most common form of disease transmission.

 

Who Vaccination Risk When
All patients Measles You can easily catch measles by breathing in droplets, touching a surface the droplets have settled on and then placing your hands near your nose or mouth (the virus can survive on surfaces for a few hours). 6-11 months: 1 dose 4-6 weeks before travel. This dose does not count as the first dose in the routine childhood vaccination series.

12 months or older: 2nd dose must be given 28 days apart.

Some patients Hepatitis A Hepatitis A can be contracted through contaminated food or water in Azores, regardless of where you are eating or staying. 2 weeks before travel.
Some patients Hepatitis B Contracted through sexual contact, contaminated needles, and blood products. 2 months before travel.
Some patients Rabies Found in mammals such as dogs and bats. Recommended if patient is taking part in outdoor activity that put them at risk of animal bites. 1 month before travel.