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Peru, South America

Malaria Risk & Vaccination Information

What is the risk of malaria in Peru?

High Risk: If visiting the Amazon basin area of Peru and along the Brazilian border, particularly the province of Loreto, risk is high and you will require one of the antimalarials, Malarone, Doxcycline or Lariam.

At Risk: If visiting other rural areas below 2000 metres, including the Amazon basin areas that border Bolivia, you will require Avloclor Tablets (Chloroquine)

For all other areas including coastal areas south of Chiclayo and the city of Lima, no risk

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

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

You do not need a prescription to buy malaria medicine for the "At Risk" areas of Peru (see above)

You can order the suitable malaria medicine for these areas by clicking on the following links.

Avloclor Tablets (Chloroquine)

We only dispense genuine UK licensed medicines.

Amazon Basin and Brazilian Border Region Only

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 Peru?

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

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

 

Tetanus Tick Borne Encephalitis   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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