It is each volunteer's responsibility to obtain the necessary vaccinations and based on the latest recommendations and requirements. Bring a copy of vaccination records with you on your brigade. Global Brigades is not medically liable for volunteers who choose not to vaccinate. Select your country of citizenship below to view the most recent vaccination information from your home country's designated agency.
Select your destination country below to view summarized vaccine recommendations and requirements from the US Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Volunteers traveling to Honduras should have the following vaccinations:
Volunteers traveling to Panama should have the following vaccinations:
Volunteers traveling to Ghana should have the following vaccinations:
*The Yellow Fever vaccination is required to enter Ghana. If you do not bring proof of your Yellow Fever vaccination, you may not be allowed to board the plane to Ghana or you may be turned away at immigration.
Malaria is extremely prevalent throughout Ghana. Therefore, we also recommend all volunteers to take malaria prophylaxis. Discuss which prophylaxis is best for you and your trip with your physician well before your brigade.
Volunteers traveling to Nicaragua should have the following vaccinations:
All volunteers registered to participate in a Global Brigades in-country program are automatically enrolled in travel insurance, which provides volunteers with emergency medical coverage and other travel protection during their program dates. View Details >>
The safety of the student volunteers is Global Brigades' number one priority and is the single most important consideration when entering a community or choosing a project. Each country that Global Brigades serves has implemented safety protocols and policies to decrease any risk of danger and to ensure that any emergency can be properly handled in a prompt and professional manner. View Details >>
Global Brigades places the utmost emphasis and importance on maintaining and adhering to strict emergency policies and procedures, while acknowledging that no single plan can address all contingencies. Global Brigades has established emergency procedures around our travel insurance policy (above). View Details >>