Myanmar (formerly Burma), Asia

Malaria Risk & Vaccination Information for Myanmar (formerly Burma)

What is the risk of malaria in Myanmar?

The cities of Mandalay and Yangon are low risk and bite avoidance measures should be taken.


The rest of the country is a high risk area and anti-malarial tablets are required. There is resistance to Lariam ( Mefloquine ) so you will require either Malarone or Doxycycline here.

Because of the high risk of malaria in Myanmar anti-malarials are advised, together with other bite avoidance measures.


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

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

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 below can be recommended for malaria prevention in this region. There is a resistance to Lariam (Mefloquine) so this is NOT a suitable malaria medicine.


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. Travelpharm will supply your prescription once we receive it from you. When you place your order, 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?

To prevent malaria it is just as important to avoid getting bitten as it is to take anti malaria medicine. This includes protective sprays and safer sleeping options such as mosquito nets. 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 Myanmar?

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

Cholera

Hepatitis A

Hepatitis B

Japanese Encephalitis

Meningitis

Rabies

Con

Rec

Con

Con

 

Con

 

Tetanus

Tick Borne Encephalitis

 

Typhoid

 

Yellow Fever Vaccine

Rec

  

Rec

  

Man = Mandatory

Con = Consider

Rec = Recommended

 

Req = Required if visiting from area with risk of transmission


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