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Bolivia, South America

Malaria Risk & Vaccination Information

What is the risk of malaria in Bolivia?

High Risk - If visiting the Amazon basin area, east of the Andes especially the areas of Northern Beni and Pando.  The risk is high and you will require one of the antimalarials, Malarone, MaloffDoxcycline or Lariam.

Other areas of Bolivia are low risk and antimalarials are not usually advised unless travelling to rural areas below 2500m and suffer from at least one of the following:

  • Long term health problems
  • Immunocompromised
  • Spleen does not function correctly
  • Pregnant

If you suffer from one of these or plan on residing in high-risk areas for long periods of time then consider using one of the antimalarial tablets listed above for high-risk areas.

Please check HERE to see a malaria map of Bolivia on Fitfortravel (a NHS website).

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

› 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)

› Maloff Protect Tablets (Atovaquone/Proguanil)

 

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.

 

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 Bolivia?

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

CholeraHepatitis AHepatitis BJapanese EncephalitisMeningitisRabies
 RecCon  Con

 

TetanusTick Borne Encephalitis Typhoid Yellow Fever Vaccine
Rec  Rec Con

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

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