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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 Madagascar
The table below provides a general guide as to the Travel Vaccinations that may be advised to you for travel to Madagascar
Recommended Vaccinations for Madagascar 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|
Madagascar is a large island in the Indian Ocean which lies off the coast of South East Africa. Its closest neighbours include Mozambique to the west and the islands of Reunion and Mauritius to the east.
Madagascar is the fourth largest island in the world situated in the Indian Ocean just off East Africa. If you like seeing nature and all things exotic, Madagascar is the pace for you. It has it’s own interesting mix of plants and animals – in fact 90% of its plants are not found anywhere else on the planet! Also, it has such diversity with one side of the island housing tropical rainforests and the other tropical dry forests. As a tourist here especially, please try to minimise your carbon footprint as much as possible.
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 Madagascar
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 across all areas of Madagascar throughout the year.
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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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.
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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.
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Further Travel Health Advice for Madagascar
Dengue Fever is caused by mosquito bites from specific mosquitos most active during daylight and generally in urban areas – although not always the case. 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 of Madagascar. 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 in such an environment and you think you may have been exposed, or have contacted Schistosomiasis, seek professional medical help.Schistosomiasis is present in Madagascar so please protect yourself.
Due to the fact that a part of Madagascar is situated higher than 2500m, Altitude Sickness may present a problem. You can obtain altitude sickness medication and practice appropriate acclimatisation and gradual ascents to counter altitude sickness. Don’t forget, its not just your climbing altitude but your sleeping altitude as well that must be considered. Our travel nurse will be able to discuss these with you.
Depending on where you are, the weather in Madagascar can vary from tropical to moderate to desert dry. Please check the weather for the time and areas you are travelling to in Madagascar so that you can adequately prepare,
Stick to the bottled stuff here as tap water is not safe. Bottled water is readily available.
Bananas and rice can be found in abundance in Madagascar and so can good rum for that matter! Being situated where it is, lots of the western styled food has to e imported so can be expensive. Coffee is good here too.
Lots of different infections can be spread through animal bites, including Rabies, Malaria and Dengue Fever. Please make sure you have had your shots before travelling to Madagascar. Be very wary of stray dogs here.
Make sure you have health insurance in place that will cover the full range of activities you plan to undertake while in Madagascar.
This is not the richest country in the world so please exercise caution with your valuables as well as your person. Don’t walk around at alone at night and use your common sense about safety and put your safety first.