Malaria is a potentially life-threatening mosquito-borne disease caused by parasites of the Plasmodium genus. It is prevalent in tropical and subtropical regions, particularly in Africa, Asia, and Latin America. Symptoms typically include fever, chills, and flu-like illness, and if left untreated, it can lead to severe complications and even death.
Prevention through antimalarial medication and protective measures against mosquito bites is crucial for travellers visiting high-risk areas. You might be recommended to take anti-malarial medication as a preventive measure against infection. Additionally, using mosquito repellent and sleeping under mosquito nets can further enhance your safety.
The specific type of anti-malarial medication prescribed to travellers depends on various factors such as destination, medical and family history, current medications, previous experiences with anti-malarial drugs, as well as age and pregnancy status.
HOW IT WORKS
Around six to eight weeks before your trip, allow sufficient time to complete any necessary vaccination courses.
HAVE A FREE PERSONALISED RISK ASSESSMENT
Our expertly-trained pharmacist will guide you on the necessary vaccinations and antimalarials to consider.
GET ANY VACCINATIONS & ANTIMALARIALS YOU MAY NEED
You'll also be given additional personalised advice to help you stay healthy on your trip
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
The vaccinations you need depend on your destination, planned activities, and current health status. To determine the appropriate vaccinations, consult our travel health pharmacist or book a travel health consultation online.
Ideally, you should schedule your vaccinations 4-6 weeks before departure. This allows time for vaccines to take effect and for any potential side effects to subside.
Travel vaccinations are generally safe and well-tolerated. However, like any medication, some individuals may experience side effects. Our travel health pharmacist can discuss potential side effects and precautions with you.
If you have a medical condition or are taking medications, inform our travel health pharmacist during your consultation. They can help determine the appropriateness of specific vaccines and provide personalized recommendations.
To schedule an appointment, you can book a Travel Health Consultation or book for the specific vaccine you require. Either book online or call our pharmacy, or stop by in person. Our staff will be happy to assist you in arranging a convenient time for your consultation and vaccinations.