Angola Yellow Fever Requirements:
Be aware of current health issues in Angola. Learn how to protect yourself.
Alert Level 2, Practice Enhanced Precautions
- Polio in Africa January 04, 2021There are polio outbreaks in several countries in Africa. CDC recommends that all travelers to these countries be vaccinated fully against polio.
Vaccines and Medicines
Check the vaccines and medicines list and visit your doctor at least a month before your trip to get vaccines or medicines you may need.
|Find Out Why||Protect Yourself|
You should be up to date on routine vaccinations while traveling to any destination. Some vaccines may also be required for travel.
|Measles||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.|
|Yellow Fever||Required for arriving travelers from all countries if traveler is ≥9 months of age.|
Recommended for all travelers ≥9 months of age.
Note: Yellow fever vaccine availability in the United States is currently limited. If you need to be vaccinated before your trip, you may need to travel some distance and schedule your appointment well in advance. Find the clinic nearest you.
|Routine vaccines||Make sure you are up-to-date on all routine vaccines before every trip. Some of these vaccines include|
|Polio||If you were vaccinated against polio as a child but have never had a polio booster dose as an adult, you should get this booster dose. Adults need only one polio booster dose in their lives.|
If you were not completely vaccinated as a child or do not know your vaccination status, talk to your doctor about getting vaccinated.
Get travel vaccines and medicines because there is a risk of these diseases in the country you are visiting.
|Hepatitis A||Recommended for unvaccinated travelers one year old or older going to Angola.|
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.
|Malaria||CDC recommends that travelers going to Angola 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.|
Find country-specific information about malaria.
|Typhoid||Recommended for most travelers, especially those staying with friends or relatives or visiting smaller cities or rural areas.|
Ask your doctor what vaccines and medicines you need based on where you are going, how long you are staying, what you will be doing, and if you are traveling from a country other than the US.
|Cholera||There is no longer active cholera transmission, and vaccine is not recommended.|
|Hepatitis B||Recommended for unvaccinated travelers of all ages to Angola.|
|Rabies||Rabid dogs are commonly found in Angola. If you are bitten or scratched by a dog or other mammal while in Angola, 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
Since children are more likely to be bitten or scratched by a dog or other animals, consider rabies vaccination for children traveling to Angola.
Stay Healthy and Safe
Learn actions you can take to stay healthy and safe on your trip. Vaccines cannot protect you from many diseases in Angola, so your behaviors are important.