Laos Asia

Laos Asia

Malaria Risk & Vaccination Information

What is the risk of malaria in Laos?

Malaria risk is present throughout the year in all areas except the provinces of Bokeo, Houaphanh and in Vientiane. Risk is highest in the provinces of Attapeu, Champasak, Salavan, Savannakhet and Kekong.

Low to No Risk Areas - If solely staying in the capital Vientiane.

Antimalarials are advised in Laos if visiting high risk areas. If visiting LOW or No Risk areas then antimalarials are not usually advised, but can be considered in groups of travellers who are immunocompromised, have chronic medical conditions, are visiting friends and family, staying in rural areas, or do not have a spleen. Please remember to also follow bite avoidance measures in all areas.

Please click HERE to see a Malaria map of Laos on fitfortravel (an NHS website).

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

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

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 Laos?

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

CholeraHepatitis AHepatitis BJapanese EncephalitisMeningitisRabies

ConRecConCon Con

TetanusTick Borne Encephalitis Typhoid Yellow Fever Vaccine

Rec Rec

Man = Mandatory

Con = Consider

Rec = Recommended

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