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Pakistan, Asia

Malaria Risk & Vaccination Information

What is the risk of malaria in Pakistan?

Risk is present in the whole country in areas below 2000m apart from Punjab and the city of Karachi.

Antimalarials are advised in Pakistan 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 Pakistan on fitfortravel (a NHS website).

IMPORTANT NEWS - Currently there is quite a bit of confusion about what should be taken to prevent malaria in high risk areas of Pakistan. This is due to the fact that the situation in Pakistan appears to be changing and in response to the International Travel and Health Bulletin 2012 produced by The World Health Organisation and other studies that have highlighted resistance to Proguanil/Chloroquine treatments in Pakistan, some official health organisations, and parts of the NHS, have changed their advice. In our professional opinion we recommend that visitors should take the medications least likely to meet resistance and these are the ones we are offering here.

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

High Risk Areas


I don't yet have a prescription from my Doctor

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.

Atovaquone/Proguanil Generic Alternative to Malarone - Online Consultation
Malarone Tablets - Online Consultation
Malarone Children's Tablets (for Children under 40kg weight) - Online Consultation
Doxycycline Capsules - Online Consultation
Lariam Tablets (Mefloquine 250mg) - Online Consultation

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.

I already have a prescription from my Doctor

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.

I have a prescription from a Doctor for Atovaquone/Proguanil
I have a prescription from a Doctor for Malarone
I have a prescription from a Doctor for Malarone for Children (under 40kg)
I have a prescription from a Doctor for Doxycycline
I have a prescription from a Doctor for Lariam

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 Pakistan?

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

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

 

Tetanus Tick Borne Encephalitis Polio Typhoid   Yellow Fever Vaccine
Rec   Rec Rec    

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

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