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South Africa, Africa

Malaria Risk & Vaccination Information

What is the risk of malaria in South Africa?

The risk of Malaria is high in certain areas of South Africa. It is high in the low altitude areas of Limpopo and Mpumalanga(bordering Mozambique and Zimbabwe) , including Kruger National Park. You will require prescription antimalarials in these areas. Areas including North East KwaZulu-Natal and borders are lower risk with an emphasis on bite avoidance. 

Because of the very high risk of malaria in areas of South Africa, antimalarials are advised if visiting these areas . Please remember to also follow the bite avoidance measures below.

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

What Malaria prophylaxis do I need to prevent malaria in South Africa?

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 South Africa?

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

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

 

Tetanus Tick Borne Encephalitis Tuberculosis Typhoid Yellow Fever Certificate Yellow Fever Vaccine
Rec   Con Con Req  

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

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