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Recommended vaccinations

Routine vaccination:

Vaccinations included in the vaccination schedule to be updated

Hepatitis A

1 injection two weeks before departure, booster 1 to 3 (5) years later.

Children: aged ≥1 year.

Based on your travel plans:

NB: A yellow fever vaccination certificate is required for travelers arriving from countries with a risk of yellow fever transmission.

Hepatitis B

For long or frequent trips
Two injections one month apart
Booster 6 months later

When protection is needed as early as possible (with almost imminent departure), an accelerated schedule of three injections within a short interval and a fourth dose 1 year later is feasible, in adults only.

Rabies

For long trips to isolated areas

Children: as soon as they can walk

Typhoid

For long trips or in conditions of poor hygiene
Children: aged ≥2 years

Malaria prevention

Transmission all year round along the River Kunene and in the regions of Caprivi and Kavango. There is a risk of malaria from November to June in the following regions: Ohangwena, Omaheke, Omusati, Oshana, Oshikoto and Otjozondjupa. There is no risk of malaria in the southern two-thirds of the country, including the city of Windhoek.

Prevention:

  • Chemoprophylaxis with atovaquone-proguanil, doxycycline or mefloquine for risk areas during the periods indicated
  • Protection against mosquito bites

Travelers should immediately seek medical attention if fever occurs when traveling or in the months after their return.

Preventive treatments

Go to the Institut Pasteur Medical Center General Recommendations page.

(Source: Weekly Epidemiological Bulletin [BEH] – Health Recommendations for Travelers).

 

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