No vaccination is required prior to entering Brazil, but it
is recommended to be vaccinated against yellow fever and smallpox
especially if one is to visit certain zones such as the Mato-Grosso.
The anti-rage vaccine is advised for longs stay.
The recommended vaccinations : hepatitis A, hepatitis B,
tetanus-polio, typhoid, yellow fever. Please note there is a risk
of malaria in the north west of the country.
Ministry of Social Security and Assistance (Previdência
Social) : www.mpas.gov.br
Students should get information from each university for example,
Aliança Saude at the Universidade do Parana : www.pucpr/alianca/index.htm
All paid employers in Brazil are subjugated to the Brazilian
system of social protection (INSS) (National Institute of Social
Security). This system allows access to the public healthcare
establishments, those that do not always provide a good service.
It is advised to register with a private social protection " plano
de saude " (around US $ 200 per length) which allows
access to the private system which is very good quality.