Incredible service – so helpful
Excellent service! Chazile went above and beyond to prepare me for my travels to south east Asia. Very kind, sharp and added helpful bits of information that will be useful during my travels. Even created a vaccine booklet for me that I asked for to keep track of my vaccines for the future. Highly recommended The London Vaccination Clinic. Thanks again Chazile 🙂 Nick
Travel Vaccinations for Botswana
The table below provides a general guide as to the Travel Vaccinations that may be advised to you for travel to Botswana
Recommended Vaccinations for Botswana at a Glance
All Travellers: MMR, DTP
Some Travellers: Typhoid, Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, Rabies, TB
|Vaccination||Major Risk Factors||Course||Price|
|MMR||Person-to-Person||Course of Two||£60|
|Hepatitis A||Person-to-Person||Single Dose||£86|
|Hepatitis B||Person-to-Person||Course of Three||£66|
|Rabies||Person-to-Person||Course of Three - intradermal||£66|
Botswana is one of the least populated areas on earth. This might have something to do with it being mostly made up of the Kalahari Desert, although that has not stopped it being home to the ‘No 1 Ladies Detective Agency’ – the series by famed writer Alexander McCall Smith.
With a rapidly growing economy and unusual natural scenery such as the Okavango Delta and the Makgadikgadi Salt Pan, game reserves and national parks, it’s no wonder it’s a growing travel destination.
Advice for Travellers to all Destinations
The Vaccinations and Medications that are needed for travel vary from person-to-person. Everyone should have a personal risk assessment with a travel health professional to take into account a range of factors such as itinerary, medical condition, occupational and lifestyle risk factors and previous vaccination history.
All Travellers should ensure that they are up-to-date with Routine Vaccinations including Diphtheria, Tetanus and Polio and Measles, Mumps and Rubella.
Most travellers will also need to consider a course or booster of Hepatitis A and Typhoid as there is a risk of these diseases across most parts of the world.
Some Travellers may also be advised additional vaccinations such as Rabies, Japanese Encephalitis and Hepatitis B based on their individual risk assessment.
Risk of Malaria in Botswana
Malaria is spread by the plasmodium parasite passed to humans from the bite of an anopheles mosquito. Malaria is a serious illness with symptoms include fever, chills, sweats and flu like symptoms. In severe cases, malaria can be fatal. There isn’t currently a vaccine available for our travellers, although there are other ways to protect yourself, see Malaria Information for Travellers.
There is a High Risk of Malaria in the northern regions of the country including Bobirwa, Boteti, Chobe, Ngamiland, Okavango and Tutume. There is also a High Risk near the border with Zimbabwe, the Zambezi River the Game Parks north of the Kalahari desert.
Travellers to areas where there is a Risk of Malaria should get advice regarding Malaria Medication which can be taken to help stop the illness from developing. The type of medication required depends on your destination, itinerary, length of stay and current medical condition. Further reduce the risk of by practicing mosquito Bite Avoidance by using Insect Repellent such as DEET 50% and covering exposed skin by wearing long sleeves and trousers.
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Incredible service – so helpful
Attended a consultation for travel vacines, the nurse explained everything with care, provided good advice. We then add a follow up consultation with a different nurse for the vaccines and was also very kind and professional. Was very impressed, we did not feel pressured to have more vacines then reasonable and both nurses gave pricing information upfront.
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I am glad I arrived early as the venue was tricky to find as the name of the building has changed so doesn’t match Google maps. Put me in a slight panic as I thought I was going to miss my appointment but I found it in the end!
Thorough and helpful consult
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My nurse was a beautiful soul inside…
My nurse was a beautiful soul inside and out. I have a fear of needles and she was so patient and reassuring from beginning to end. She asked me questions, helped me to relax and made me feel like an individual rather than just someone on the list for the day.
At the London Vaccination Clinic, we are proud to introduce our team of expert nurses who are dedicated to providing excellent customer care and over delivering for our customers. Our nurses possess a high level of skill and expertise, ensuring that every individual receives the best possible preparation and protection for their travel needs, regardless of their destination or personal circumstances.
We prioritize the development of our nurses and take pride in their continuous growth. All our nurses are registered with the UK regulatory body, ensuring their professionalism and adherence to the highest standards of care. To further enhance their knowledge and skills, our nurses receive regular training from our medical and clinical directors, who provide them with the latest updates and advancements in the field.
As a CQC regulated and approved clinic, we are committed to delivering the highest quality of care to our patients. Our dedication to excellence extends across all our clinics located throughout the UK. We strive to create a safe and welcoming environment where individuals can receive comprehensive and personalized care for their travel health needs.
At the London Vaccination Clinic, we understand the importance of your health and well-being while traveling. Our team of skilled nurses is here to ensure that you are well-prepared and protected, allowing you to embark on your journey with confidence and peace of mind.
We operate under the rigorous standards set by the CQC and are committed to delivering top-notch care to our patients at every one of our UK clinics.
Further Travel Health Advice for Botswana
Botswana is hot and dry for almost all of the year. Make sure you take adequate sun protection measures such as staying hydrated, applying high SPF factor sunscreen, wearing a hat and staying out of the sun for extended periods of time.
Tap water in Botswana is considered safe to drink. If however you prefer, bottled water can be purchased.
Food in Botswana is largely meat based, predominantly beef.
Lots of different infections can be spread through insect bites, including Dengue Fever and Malaria both spread by mosquitoes. Symptoms can include fever, headache and severe joint, bone and muscular pain. Advice for dengue fever and malaria are listed above.
Make sure you have health insurance in place that will cover the full range of activities you plan to undertake while abroad
If you plan to hire a vehicle or to take part in water sports or other activities then always think of your own safety first. When in rural areas, apply some common sense as wildlife may be roaming free.