Bhutan, Asia

Malaria Risk & Vaccination Information

What is the risk of malaria in Bhutan?

Malaria risk is present throughout the year, in the southern belt comprising Chukha, Dagana, Pemagatshel, Samtse, Sarpang, Sandrup, Jonkhar, and Zhemgang. Seasonal risk is reported in other areas. Low to no risk in Bumthangi, Gasa, Paro and Thimphu.

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

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

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.

So 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.

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