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Vaccination for Algeria Vaccination for Algeria
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Santa Cruz fort of Oran, a coastal city of Algeria

Algeria, officially the People’sDemocratic Republic of Algeria. Algeria is located in North Africa with a Mediterraneancross line with an interior as that of Sahara desert. Algeria is a countrywhere some ancient legacies have been left, such as the Roman ruins.  The country is home to approximately 37million people, bordered by Morocco to the West, the East bordered by Tunisiaand Libya and Niger on the South.

What kind of vaccinations do I need for Algeria?

There are some recommended vaccinationsneeded before travelling to Algeria. These vaccinations include the followingat a glance:

For all travellers: routine vaccinations, MMR and DTaP

For most travellers: Typhoid and Hepatitis A is usuallyimportant

For some travellers: hepatitis B and Rabies are usuallycarried out.

Below is a table with the list of allrecommended travel vaccinations for Algeria

Vaccination All Travellers Most Travellers Some Travellers Major Risk Factor Course Price per dose
MMR yes Person to person Twoweeks before travel.Singledose £100
DTaP yes Person to person Single-dose of revaxis £85
Typhoid Yes Contaminated food or water Single-doseof typhim VI £95
Hepatitis A Yes Contaminated food or water Single-dose of Epaxyl £60
Hepatitis B Yes Body fluidsMedical intervention Threeweeks before travel. Three doses of EnergixB £80
Rabies Yes Infected animals Three weeks before travel.Single-dose £90

NOTE:

Vaccinations are approximate so as schedules are subject to change depending onevery individual’s needs and thus will be discussed during your appointment.The table only shows the minimum times required for a complete course in orderfor the vaccinations to be completed. Vaccinations can be started earlier thanalready stated in the list above as vaccines tend to work better if the body isgiven enough time to process them. However, your vaccine nurses are availableto discuss whatever health implications, might be involved during yourappointment with us.

Advice for travellers travelling to Algeria

Vaccinations andtreatments vary between individuals. Anyone willing to travel should go througha risk assessment test with a health expert to be able to make open somefactors that are of grave importance. Important information, such as:

  • themedical condition of the individual
  • occupation,lifestyle  
  • Previousvaccination history.

Malaria Risk in Algeria

There is the presence of malaria in Algeria; however, the risk is not on a high level. The risk of malaria can be low in Algeria, but avoidance is key. For malaria risks in Algeria, anti-malaria tablets might not be needed because of the low risk, but still, we recommend consultation with our nurses to guide you through the available options. For prevention of malaria, we recommend the use of some insect repellent such as DEET and coverage of the body to avoid mosquito bites.

malaria vaccination traveling to algeria

Other Health Risks in Algeria

Schistosomiasis

This sickness is causedby a parasite worm when it enters the body through the skin. Humans contract itthrough coming in contact with fresh water. Usually, for this disease, symptomsare not felt until at about 2-4 weeks. After the 2-4 weeks, symptoms such asdiarrhoea, fever or rash as the worm moves around the body. Late treatmentmight be very risky as it can cause damage to the bladder, liver, genital tractand kidney.

Prevention-avoid swimming, bathing in fresh water lakes or streams.

High Altitude Sickness

There are some high altitude areas in Algeria. If you are prone to AMS, you should stay away from high mountains or high altitude areas.

For more information and vaccinations about travellers to Algeria, don’t hesitate to reach us on 020 37457527 or book an appointment with us. Our medical professionals will be available to walk you through all the necessary vaccinations to arm you from diseases during your stay in Algeria.