Gambia vaccination advice
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Going on a trip to The Gambia? A successful trip starts with good preparation. When it comes to your health, too, it is wise to prepare well. Many countries in the world have different hygiene conditions. So too in The Gambia. Different infectious diseases sometimes occur and you often have a different diet there than at home. Moreover, even in the best five-star hotel, you come into contact with the local population, which can transmit certain diseases. With proper preparation, a lot of misery can be avoided. Vaccinatiepunt helps you with these preparations so you know which vaccinations for Gambia are mandatory, optional and recommended and can travel well protected. Make an appointment today to get the vaccinations you need for your trip to The Gambia.
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The above advice for vaccinations Gambia is general advice. For a personalised tailor-made travel advice, you can make an appointment online or by phone. We are up to date with the latest news and the most recent LCR guidelines. A personal advice involves your travel destination, the duration and circumstances of the trip and your personal state of health and on this basis the required vaccinations for The Gambia are advised.
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What vaccinations are mandatory for travelling to The Gambia?
Some countries from Africa and South America require yellow fever vaccination. When a vaccination is mandatory, it should be administered at least 10 days before arrival. Even if there is no requirement, vaccination is recommended when travelling to some African and South American countries. Check our country pages for exact information on mandatory vaccinations for the African country you will be visiting. You can also consult us for information on possible health insurance reimbursements for travel vaccinations.
Some countries require a yellow fever vaccination on arrival if you have been in a country where yellow fever is present. Yellow fever only occurs in Africa and South America.
What vaccinations are recommended for The Gambia?
For most African countries, vaccinations against DTP and hepatitis A recommended. This is due to poor hygiene conditions. For Gambia, so are the Yellow Fever, and the b. In addition, swallowing malaria tablets strongly recommended in many African countries.
Other optional vaccinations for The Gambia
Besides the mandatory and recommended vaccinations for The Gambia, a number of other vaccinations are optional. These could be personally recommended. Optional vaccinations for The Gambia are:
For personal advice on vaccinations Gambia, you can make an appointment with us. Any advice will involve your travel destination, the duration and circumstances of the trip and your personal state of health. You can also contact us for information on possible health insurance coverage for travel vaccinations for The Gambia.
Is there malaria in The Gambia?
Malaria is prevalent in the Gambia. Malaria is a disease that still kills tourists every year. The advice regarding malaria in The Gambia depends on several personal and travel-related factors. You will therefore receive personal malaria advice when making an appointment with us. Malaria is transmitted through a mosquito bite. Mosquito bites can be prevented by:
- Covering clothes to wear
- Using mosquito repellents with DEET.
- Mosquitoes are mainly active at night. Therefore sleep under a mosquito net
Besides mosquito repellents, you can also protect yourself against infections caused by malaria by taking malaria pills. Vaccination Point is also the right place to get malaria pills. Make an appointment for this.
Do you experience feverish symptoms during your trip? If so, contact a doctor as soon as possible (within 24 hours). There is no malaria vaccination.
Observe precepts for optimal protection
For disease prevention, vaccinations for The Gambia or taking medicines are often not enough. To protect yourself optimally, you should observe a number of rules of life while abroad, aimed at minimising the risk of infection. During the traveller's consultation, the nurse can provide information on measures that can be taken to avoid becoming ill. For personal advice regarding vaccinations for Gambia, it is necessary to make an appointment.
Run no risk with Vaccination Point
Anyone travelling to the (sub)tropics wants to be as well protected as possible against diseases occurring there. For Gambia vaccinations you can go to Vaccinatiepunt. You can also make an appointment with us for personal advice. The advice given is based on the national guidelines of the LCR (National Coordination Centre for Advice on Travel).
For personal advice on your specific situation, contact Vaccination Point. There they are up to date with the latest news and LCR guidelines. With personal advice, you are assured of taking appropriate vaccinations for Gambia in your situation. Make a reservation now for traveller vaccination at the Vaccination Point of your choice. You can also make an appointment in the evening and at the weekend. For business vaccinations, you can also make an appointment at the Vaccination Point near you.
Our working method
We work on the basis of consultations in which we personally advise you which vaccinations you should take for your trip to The Gambia. Each advice involves your travel destination, the duration and circumstances of the trip and your personal health condition. Vaccinations and anti-malaria drugs do not always give full protection and sometimes have side effects. Therefore, the advantages and disadvantages of the various measures must be weighed against each other per trip and per person.
Even if you have booked a last-minute trip, it is wise to consult the Vaccination Point. You can still be vaccinated just before your trip. If you often book a last-minute, it is advisable to take the basic vaccinations (DTP, hepatitis A and possibly typhoid fever) as a precaution.
For tailored personal advice, make an appointment at a branch near you.
Are you curious about our vaccination rates? Then please refer to our tariff list. You pay per visit for the day's activities; reimbursement by your health insurance depends on the policy conditions. If you are unexpectedly unable to attend, please cancel your appointment at least 24 hours in advance. Appointments that are not cancelled in time will be charged as consultations.
Are you passing through or curious about vaccination recommendations for surrounding countries such as Senegal, Ghana or South Africa? Then check out our general vaccination recommendations for these countries on our website or make an appointment for personal advice!