Gambia, Africa

Malaria Risk & Vaccination Information for Gambia

What is the risk of malaria in Gambia?

The risk of Malaria is very high throughout the whole of Gambia. Because of the very high risk of malaria in Gambia antimalarials are advised. Below you can find all the suitable antimalarials needed when travelling in or through Gambia.


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

The first part of preventing malaria is to get started with antimalarials. To do so you will need a prescription. This can either be written by your own GP, or you can opt for our online consultation services for a speedy turnaround. For Gambia any of the malaria medicines will be suitable, but ask our consultants for personal advice if you have any questions.


If you already have a prescription for malaria medicine from your family doctor, then you can order the quantity on your prescription(s) via Travelpharm. We will then deliver your medicines straight to your door once we have received your prescription. As we can’t send you your order until we have received your prescription, it is important that you follow the steps for sending in your prescription when you order.


The below antimalarials are suitable when travelling to Gambia:

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?

The best cure is prevention, and the best way to avoid the risk of malaria is to not get bitten. Easier said than done, but certainly not impossible with our guide on How To Avoid Insect & Mosquito Bites. There we explain all about insect repellents, mosquito nets and clothing treatment.

What Vaccines do I need for Gambia?

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

Cholera

Hepatitis A

Hepatitis B

Japanese Encephalitis

Meningitis

Rabies

Con

Rec

Con

 

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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