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.
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|
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.
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:
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.
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.
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.
Yellow fever is notpresent in Algeria. However, travellers coming from countries which are proneto yellow fever or travellers who have passed through airports of countriesprone to yellow fever is to possess a Yellow Fever Certification.
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.