Travel Vaccinations for Cote d’Ivoire

The table below provides a general guide as to the Travel Vaccinations that may be advised to you for travel to Cote d’Ivoire

Recommended Vaccinations for Cote d’Ivoire at a Glance
All Travellers: MMR, DTaP
Most Travellers: Typhoid, Hepatitis A
Some Travellers: Meningitis, Cholera, Hepatitis B, Yellow Fever, Rabies

Vaccination Major Risk Factors Course Price
MMR Person-to-Person Course of Two £60
DTaP Person-to-Person Single Dose £50
Typhoid Person-to-Person Single Dose £50
Hepatitis A Person-to-Person Single Dose £86
Meningitis Person-to-Person Single Dose £75
Cholera Person-to-Person Course of Two £47.50
Hepatitis B Person-to-Person Course of Three £66
Yellow Fever Person-to-Person Single Dose £80
Rabies Person-to-Person Course of Three - intramuscular £66
Rabies Person-to-Person Course of Three - intradermal £66

The Cote d’Ivoire is in West Africa and shares a border with Liberia, Guinea, Mali, Burkina Faso and Ghana.

Cote d’Ivoire is in West Africa and is also known as the Ivory Coast. It is a popular tourist destination is caters to tourists with its sandy beaches and numerous safari adventures. It is also well known for its cocoa production. Cote d’Ivoire has experienced its fair share of civil unrest and even now some Foreign Offices are advising against travel to Cote d’Ivoire unless absolutely necessary Please check with your foreign office before travelling here and if you must travel to here, make sure you are up to date with your vaccinations as indicated below.

Keep up-to-date with the latest travel advice from the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) before travelling.

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

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

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

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 Cote d’Ivoire

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 throughout Cote d’Ivoire at all times during the year including major cities and coastal areas.

Malaria Prevention

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.

Yellow Fever Risk and Certification Requirements for Cote d’Ivoire

About Yellow Fever

Yellow Fever is a serious viral illness spread by mosquitoes in the tropical regions of Africa and South America. For further information, please see Yellow Fever Vaccination.

Yellow Fever Risk in Cote d’Ivoire

There is a Risk of Yellow Fever across the whole of Cote d’Ivoire. Travellers should get advice regarding vaccination prior to travel.

Yellow Fever Certification

There is also a Yellow Fever Certification Requirement for some travellers. For further information, please see Yellow Fever Certification Requirements.

Under International Health Regulations (2005), travellers who have been to an Area affected by Yellow Fever, or who have travelled via an airport of a country affected, are required to present an International Certificate of Vaccination (ICVP).

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Further Travel Health Advice for Cote d’Ivoire

Dengue Fever is caused by mosquito bites from specific mosquitos most active during daylight. There is no medical protection against dengue fever. What you can do however is avoid mosquito bites and use mosquito repellent if travelling to affected areas in Cote d’Ivoire. Your travel nurse should be able to advise you.

Schistosomiasis is a flatworm infection that is acquired through contact with affected fresh water streams, rivers or lakes. If you have been swimming or wadding n such an environment and you think you may have been exposed, or have contacted Schistomiasis, seek professional medical help. Schistomiasis is present in Cote d’Ivoire.

Cote d’Ivoire has three seasons – hot and dry, warm and dry and wet and dry. Please check the weather for the time and areas you are travelling to so that you can adequately prepare.

Stick to the bottled stuff here as tap water is not safe. Bottled water is readily available.

Food here is generally good and reasonably priced. Local dishes are particularly good, especially the plantains and some of the seafood.

Lots of different infections can be spread through animal and insect bites, including Rabies, Malaria and Dengue Fever. Please make sure you have had your shots before travelling.

Make sure you have health insurance in place that will cover the full range of activities you plan to undertake while in Cote d’Ivoire.

Please check with your foreign office before embarking on your trip to Cote d’Ivoire. Beware of car-jackers here and if out clubbing take security with you.