I'm going to Peru, and maybe Bolivia and Chile, in April. I've been suggested to take a meningitis vaccine. Is it recommended? I come from Europe.

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I checked the website from the Travel Clinic (Dutch), (Google Translated to English), there is no vaccination needed for that. (As far as I know, only children get vaccinated for that). Check that website, it has a ton of information on the vaccination subject.

The vaccinations are not that great anyway (in the way that they protect you entirely). Meningitis can be caused by a virus or a bacteria (and a parasite or fungus) and there are over a 100 bacteria/virus strains that can cause it, the vaccinations only protect for a small number of these.

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