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World Cup Brazil – Yellow Fever Vaccination

With Mexico the world 2010 Defending Champion, many Mexicans and Mexican American soccer fans are making plans to attend the contests that stretch over several states in Brazil. Matches starting in June will extend to finals in July. An up to date Yellow Fever Vaccine Stamped on the World Health Organization Yellow Card with the official stamp and vaccine lot identification will be necessary on entry to Brazil. Starting May 19 Amigo experienced a surge in their travelers.

Although Yellow Fever Vaccine is the only absolute requirement (and we have it), travelers are provided with prescriptions for the correct medication regimine for Malaria Prevention. Typhoid and Hepatitis are also available.

Meningitis outbreak in college students at UC Santa Barbara

SantaBarbaraCampusIn our Travel Clinic we administer the meningococcal meningitis vaccine to travelers going to specific destinations which require it before issuing VISAs. Recently an outbreak at UC Santa Barbara resulted in four confirmed cases among students. A local student and Lacrosse star from La Costa Canyon High School contracted the disease and although he survived had both feet amputated at the ankle. Student dormitories, army recruit barracks, and crowded venues, such as the Haj pilgrimage to Mecca, are all high risks for the disease.  


 We recommend college students get the meningitis vaccine before leaving for school. 

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