Malaysia Asia

Malaysia Asia

Malaria Risk & Vaccination Information for Malaysia

What is the risk of malaria in Malaysia?

There is risk in Peninsula Malaysia deep forest areas (including Taman Negara National Park) where Atovaquone & Proguanil, Lariam & Doxycycline anti-malarials are the preferred choice. You will need to obtain a prescription from either ourselves or your doctor to purchase these medicines.

All other areas including the Cameron Highlands, Kuala Lumpur and Penang are very low risk, but you need to adopt the bite avoidance regime.

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

To avoid malaria in Malaysia you will need to adhere to the bite prevention advice, and take anti malarials if you are travelling in or through a high risk area. You will need a prescription for this medication, obtained from your GP or through our online consultation service. Travelpharm will deliver your medication right to your door, once we have received your prescription. Therefore, make sure you follow the instructions for sending your 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?

Bite prevention is the best way to avoid contracting malaria. We have set up the best advice in our guide here: How To Avoid Insect & Mosquito Bites

What Vaccines do I need for Malaysia?

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


Hepatitis A

Hepatitis B

Japanese Encephalitis









Tick Borne Encephalitis


Yellow Fever Vaccine



Man = Mandatory

Con = Consider

Rec = Recommended

Req = Required if visiting from area with risk of transmission