Travel Vaccinations for Nigeria

The table below provides a general guide as to the Travel Vaccinations that may be advised to you for travel to Nigeria

Recommended Vaccinations for Nigeria 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

Nigeria is situated in between West and Central Africa and shares its borders with Benin, Cameroon, Niger and Chad.

Nigeria is an extremely diverse, and culturally rich country, steeped in history, with over 250 ethnic groups. By far the largest city, Lagos, on the Atlantic, is one of the most important sea ports in Africa, and actually originated on a grouping of islands.

As you visit “Old Oyo” National Park, or the “Mambilla Plateau” in Taraba State, it is important to bear in mind that you are at risk for several tropical diseases. So, your first step should be to visit our Travel health clinic, so that we can advise you and administer the vaccinations you will need for travel to Nigeria.

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 Nigeria

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 Nigeria all year. Travellers to Nigeria are advised to seek advice regarding appropriate malaria medication prior to travelling.

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 Nigeria

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 Nigeria

There is a risk of Yellow Fever across the whole of Nigeria. Travellers should get advice regarding vaccination prior to travel.

Yellow Fever Certification

There is also a Yellow Fever Certification Requirement for some travellers to Nigeria. 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 Nigeria

Nigeria has a hot and humid climate with two distinct seasons- wet and dry. In the south, coastal regions, summer temperatures can run into the 30’s.or higher. Remember to apply sunblock (SPV at least 15).

Water is generally not safe to drink, so we do recommend that you drink bottled water, which is cheap and easily-accessible. Also use bottled water to brush your teeth, and avoid using ice cubes.

Nigeria has a widely-varied choice of cuisine, and it changes from State to State. Be prepared to try new tastes and new foods, but do so with care. Many popular European dishes are also available. Palm wine is drunk at festivals, and blackcurrant juice is used to make cordials.

Public health services vary widely from state to state. It is important to check in advance with authorities or travel services to find out what public and private services are available.

Do protect yourself with adequate travel health insurance which will cover your intended itinerary and activities.

There is a high crime rate throughout the country, and conditions can change from State to State on any given day. Think of your own safety before planning your further travel.