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Broadly speaking, for the Saharan and North African nations from Morocco across to Egypt, the recommendation is for the Diptheria, Hepatitis A, Polio, Tetanus and Typhoid vaccines. For extended visits or for those making regular trips to the region, one needs to consider Cholera, Hepatitis B, Meningitis, Rabies and TB.
Please note that this article is for general guidance and information only and should not be used as a definitive guide for your destination or itinerary. Medicentre has used all reasonable care in compiling the information but makes no warranty whatsoever as to its accuracy or suitability. Specific health and vaccination advice concerning your journey will be provided during your consultation at a Medicentre.
Malaria is regarded as a variable risk for these countries, so one should take steps to avoid mosquito bites around wetland and marshy areas, as well as lakes and rivers. Still water in some cities can often provide an ideal habitat for mosquitoes. All North African countries require a certificate of vaccination against Yellow Fever for those travelling from infected areas.
CENTRAL & SOUTHERN AFRICA
Diptheria, Hepatitis A, Polio, Tetanus and Typhoid vaccinations are strongly recommended for all those African nations south of the Sahara, including the RSA.
If you are planning regular trips or an extended stay in any African country, then Cholera, Hepatitis B, Meningitis, Rabies and TB must also be considered. There is a significant risk of Malaria in most areas of Africa south of the desert and Equatorial Africa is the home of Yellow Fever, which is also spread by mosquitos. All African nations require a certificate of vaccination or exemption from vaccination against Yellow Fever.
The global health picture changes constantly, and the Foreign and Commonwealth office provides a superb, 'up to the minute' service online which covers not just health advice, but a great deal more besides.
The advice given here assumes that primary courses have been received, i.e. diphtheria, tetanus and polio given during childhood. If this is not the case, please let us know during your consultation.