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Cambodia, Asia

Malaria Risk & Vaccination Information

What is the risk of malaria in Cambodia?

Malaria risk is present throughout the year in all forested, rural areas including coastal areas except Phnom Penh and close to Tonle Sap. The risk in Angkor Wat is negligible. Resistance to the medicine Lariam is present in the Western Provinces and you will require either Doxycycline or Malarone in these areas.

Because of the very high risk of malaria in Cambodia antimalarials are advised. Please remember to also follow the bite avoidance measures below.

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

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

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.

Atovaquone and Proguanil 250mg/100mg- Generic Alternative to Malarone

Malarone Tablets

Malarone Children's Tablets (for Children under 40kg weight)

Doxycycline Capsules

 

Your online consultation will be reviewed by a Pharmacist Independent Prescriber registered in the UK with the General Pharmaceutical Council. 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 Cambodia?

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

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