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Zimbabwe, Africa

Malaria Risk & Vaccination Information for Zimbabwe

What is the risk of malaria in Zimbabwe?

If visiting the Zambezi valley and Victoria Falls, you will require antimalarials all year round. All other areas below 1200 metres are at risk from November to June. The risk is slight in Harare and Bulawayo, but remember to take preventive measures against getting bitten.

Because of the high risk of malaria in areas of Zimbabwe, antimalarials are advised if visiting these areas.



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

If you don't already have a prescription from your doctor for malaria medication, you can save time by using our online consultation service. We can advise you on what antimalarials you need and write your prescription so you can make your order.

You can order the quantities of your prescription(s) if you already have a prescription, but Travelpharm will need to  receive your prescription before we can send you your order. To avoid delays in receiving your order, please pay attention to the steps on how to send us your prescription when ordering.


The below antimalarials are suitable for travelling in or through Zimbabwe:

Atovaquone and Proguanil 250mg/100mg- Generic Alternative to Malarone

Malarone Tablets

Malarone Children's Tablets (for Children under 40kg weight)

Atovaquone and Proguanil Children's Tablets 62.5mg/25mg (for under 40kg body 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?

For more information and advice on how to prevent malaria, have a look at out How To Avoid Insect & Mosquito Bites page.

What Vaccines do I need for Zimbabwe?

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

Cholera

Hepatitis A

Hepatitis B

Japanese Encephalitis

Meningitis

Rabies

Con

Rec

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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