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Afghanistan, Asia

Malaria Risk & Vaccination Information

What is the risk of malaria in Afghanistan?

Risk of Malaria present below 2000 metres from May to November. You will require anti-malarial medication if visiting or passing through this area at this time of year.

Antimalarials are advised in Afghanistan if visiting any at risk areas. Please remember to also follow the bite avoidance measures below in all areas.

Please check HERE to see a malaria map of Afghanistan on fitfortravel (a NHS website).

What Malaria prophylaxis do I need to prevent malaria in Afghanistan?

If you don't already have a prescription from your Doctor for malaria medication, you can save precious time by using our online consultation service to order the suitable malaria medicines for this region by clicking on the following links. Any of the medicine listed can be recommended for malaria prevention in this region. If you already have a prescription for malaria medicine from your Family Doctor, then you can order the quantity on your prescription(s) on the following links. For Travelpharm will supply your prescription, once we receive it from you. When you place your order on one of the links below, please follow the instructions on where to send the prescription.

We only dispense genuine UK licensed medicines.

What else can I do to prevent malaria?

For more information and advice on how to prevent malaria, see our How To Avoid Insect & Mosquito Bites page.

What Vaccines do I need for Afghanistan?

Below is a table designed to show you what vaccines are mandatory, recommended or ones to consider when visiting Afghanistan:

Cholera Hepatitis A Hepatitis B Japanese Encephalitis Meningitis Rabies
Con Rec Con     Con

 

Tetanus Tick Borne Encephalitis   Typhoid   Yellow Fever Vaccine
Rec     Rec    

Man = Mandatory
Con = Consider
Rec = Recommended
Req = Required if visiting from area with risk of transmission

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