Due to the remote nature of this experience, we are requesting a physician’s approval to participate in this trip. Please download the form here. You must return this form by September 1, 2019 to Dana at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please be sure check the CDC Website for Guatemala for updated information about vaccinations and health concerns, and check with your medical provider or travel clinic about your individual requirements.
The CDC recommends that all travelers visit a doctor at least one month before their trip and be up-to-date on routine vaccinations. In addition, the CDC recommends a measles vaccination for:
- People 12 months old or older, with no evidence of immunity or no written documentation of any doses: 2 doses of MMR vaccine before travel. The 2 doses must be given 28 days apart.
- People 12 months old or older who have written documentation of 1 dose and no other evidence of immunity: 1 additional dose before travel, at least 28 days after the previous dose.
They also recommend that most travelers be vaccinated for Hepatitis A and Typhoid. Please be sure check the CDC Website for Guatemala for full information about vaccinations and health concerns.
The CDC recommends that some travelers be vaccinated for Hepatitis B and rabies. They also recommend that some travelers take prescription medicine for malaria prevention, depending on what part of Guatemala you are visiting; see more information about malaria in Guatemala here.
*There is no risk of yellow fever in Guatemala. The government of Guatemala requires proof of yellow fever vaccination only if you are arriving from a country with risk of yellow fever.