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Malaria Risk & Vaccination Information

You may need anti-malarial medication depending on the area visited or passed through.

There is risk of malaria in rural areas below 600 metres and the islands of Luzon, Mindanao, Mindoro and Palawan. You will need to take Paludrine/Avloclor (Proguanil plus Chloroquine) as the preferred anti-malarial medication if visiting or passing through such areas.

No risk in cities and the islands of Cebu, Bohol and Catanduanes.

Please click HERE to see a Malaria Map of the Philippines. 

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 Philippines?

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

CholeraHepatitis AHepatitis BJapanese EncephalitisMeningitisRabies
ConRecConCon Con


TetanusTick 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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