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Indonesia and Java Asia

Malaria Risk & Vaccination Information

What is the risk of malaria in Indonesia and Java?

Malaria risk is present throughout the year in most areas throughout the year. Risk is highest in rural areas and in the five eastern provinces of East Nusa Tengarra, Maluku, North Maluku, Papua and West Papua

In North Sumatra, Jambi, Bengkulu, Borneo/Kalimantan, Central, South East and North Sulawesi and West Nusa Tenggara, risk is not high enough to warrant antimalarial tablets for most travellers, however, it may be considered for certain groups who may be at higher risk.

There is low to no risk in Jakarta municipality, the main cities, urban areas and the main tourist resorts, including Bali and Java.

Antimalarials are advised in Indonesia and Java if visiting any at risk or high risk areas. Please remember to also follow the bite avoidance measures below in all areas.

What Malaria prophylaxis do I need to prevent malaria in Indonesia and Java?

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

Lariam Tablets (Mefloquine 250mg)

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 Indonesia & Java?

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

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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