Vaccinations included in the vaccination schedule to be updated
- Children and adolescents: In particular all people aged ≥2 years, born since 1980, should have received two doses of trivalent combined measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine. For children, the measles vaccine is recommended from the age of 6 months.
Children: aged ≥1 year
Based on your travel plans:
Vaccine only available at international vaccination centers
Vaccination is generally not recommended for travelers to all the north-western and western provinces unless there is a risk of exposure to mosquito bites.
Vaccination is not recommended for all other areas.
NB: A yellow fever vaccination certificate is required for all travelers aged ≥1 year arriving from countries with a risk of yellow fever transmission and all travelers who spend more than 12 hours in transit at an airport in a country where there is a risk of yellow fever transmission.
Vaccination schedule: 1 injection at least 10 days before departure.
Children: from 9 months (between 6 and 9 months only in special circumstances).
Administrative protection: lifelong.
Following a World Health Organization decision, the International Health Regulations have been amended and the term of validity of a yellow fever vaccination certificate, previously 10 years, has now been extended to the life of the person vaccinated; However, according to the Opinion of the French High Council for Public Health (HCSP), yellow fever booster vaccinations are still recommended for:
- Children who were vaccinated under the age of 2: a second dose from the age of 6 in the event of further travel to a yellow fever endemic region;
- Women whose primary vaccination was during pregnancy, people with HIV and immunodeficient patients vaccinated in the conditions outlined in the report by the French High Council for Public Health (HCSP): a second dose 10 years later;
- People who were vaccinated against yellow fever more than 10 years ago: a second dose if an outbreak has been reported in the country visited.
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.
For long trips in close contact with local people or during outbreaks.
For long trips to isolated areas.
Children: as soon as they can walk.
For long trips or in conditions of poor hygiene.
Children: aged ≥2 years.
Transmission all year round throughout the country, including in Lusaka.
- Chemoprophylaxis with atovaquone-proguanil, doxycycline or mefloquine.
- Protection against mosquito bites.
Travelers should immediately seek medical attention if fever occurs when traveling or in the months after their return.