CONSIDER BOOKING A TRAVEL CONSULTATION 6 OR MORE WEEKS PRIOR TO TRAVELING TO ALLOW ADEQUATE TIME TO RECEIVE THE APPROPRIATE VACCINES AND MEDICATIONS.
Make sure you are up-to-date on all routine vaccines before every trip. Some of these vaccines include
All eligible travelers should be up to date with their COVID-19 vaccines.
Recommended for unvaccinated travelers one year old or older going to Bolivia.
Infants 6 to 11 months old should also be vaccinated against Hepatitis A. The dose does not count toward the routine 2-dose series.
Travelers allergic to a vaccine component or who are younger than 6 months should receive a single dose of immune globulin, which provides effective protection for up to 2 months depending on dosage given.
Unvaccinated travelers who are over 40 years old, immunocompromised, or have chronic medical conditions planning to depart to a risk area in less than 2 weeks should get the initial dose of vaccine and at the same appointment receive immune globulin.
Recommended for unvaccinated travelers younger than 60 years old traveling to Bolivia. Unvaccinated travelers 60 years and older may get vaccinated before traveling to Bolivia.
CDC recommends that travelers going to certain areas of Bolivia take prescription medicine to prevent malaria. Depending on the medicine you take, you will need to start taking this medicine multiple days before your trip, as well as during and after your trip. Talk to your doctor about which malaria medication you should take.
Infants 6 to 11 months old traveling internationally should get 1 dose of measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine before travel. This dose does not count as part of the routine childhood vaccination series.
Rabid dogs are commonly found in Bolivia. If you are bitten or scratched by a dog or other mammal while in Bolivia, there may be limited or no rabies treatment available.
Consider rabies vaccination before your trip if your activities mean you will be around dogs or wildlife.
Travelers more likely to encounter rabid animals include
Campers, adventure travelers, or cave explorers (spelunkers)
Veterinarians, animal handlers, field biologists, or laboratory workers handling animal specimens
Visitors to rural areas
Since children are more likely to be bitten or scratched by a dog or other animals, consider rabies vaccination for children traveling to Bolivia.
Recommended for most travelers, especially those staying with friends or relatives or visiting smaller cities or rural areas.
Required for travelers ≥1 year old arriving from countries with risk for YF virus transmission.1
Recommended for travelers ≥9 months old going to areas <2,300 m (≈7,550 ft) elevation, east of the Andes Mountains: the entire departments of Beni, Pando, Santa Cruz, and designated areas in the departments of Chuquisaca, Cochabamba, La Paz, and Tarija. Not recommended for travel limited to areas >2,300 m (≈7,550 ft) elevation and any areas not listed above, including the cities of La Paz (administrative capital) and Sucre (constitutional [legislative and judicial] capital).