Vaccines advised to ALL Algeria visitors

Vaccines advised to SOME Algeria visitors i The vaccines you need will depend on where in the country you are visiting, how long you will stay and what activities you will undertake during your trip. During your consultation our nurse will advise if you should consider any of the following vaccinations.

NOTE: British travellers should also ensure they have adequate protection from MEASLES, MUMPS and RUBELLA and TUBERCULOSIS, which are normally given as part of the childhood vaccination schedule.

Destination Information for Algeria

Algeria is Africa’s largest country, yet its tourist industry is still in its infancy. This vast and varied landscape has plenty to offer travelers, with stunning coastlines, tranquil mountainous areas, incredible architecture and amazing deserts to discover. The official language of Algeria is Arabic Tamazight, but most locals are fluent in French, Algeria’s colonial language.

Most visitors to Algeria plan to view some of the fabulous Roman and Byzantine ruins, such as the Roman town of Timgad, whose grid-like city streets are remarkably well preserved. The Sahara region is also a huge draw for tourists, and a camel ride or a spot of desert-surfing is a must-do for thrill seekers! Drive or hike through the mountains for breath-taking views and spectacular sunsets and visit some of the wonderful and unique Algerian cities offering traditional arts, crafts, music and food. The capital, Algiers is a thriving Mediterranean city whose Kasbah is one of the world heritage sites dating back to 4th century BC. For those who want to experience a lively city with the very best of Algeria’s restaurants, beaches, nightlife, museums and more, Oran, in the west of the country, is perfect.

Useful Links

International travel clinic locator: www.istm.org

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office: www.fco.gov.uk

British Embassy

Ambassade Britannique,
3 Chemin Capitaine Hocine Slimane (ex Chemin des Glycines),
Hydra, Algiers, Algeria

Email: BritishEmbassy.Algiers@fco.gov.uk

Telephone: +213 (0) 770 085 000

Vaccine Information for Algeria

Disease & Source
Vaccination Details
Course
Price
Disease: Hepatitis A
Source: Contaminated food and water
Vaccination Details

One of the following vaccination courses may be recommended:

  • A single course injection of Havrix Monodose to cover against Hepatitis A
  • A course of three injections of Twinrix to cover against Hepatitis A and Hepatitis B
  • A single dose of Hepatyrix to cover against Hepatitis A and Typhoid fever
Course
Varies
Price
Varies
Disease: Typhoid
Source: Contaminated food and water
Vaccination Details

One of the following vaccination courses may be recommended:

  • Typhim Vi, single dose injection
  • Vivotif, 3 capsules
  • Viatim, single dose injection of Hepatitis A & Typhoid combined
Course
1 dose
Price
£50.00
Disease: Yellow Fever
Source: Mosquitos
Vaccination Details

Travellers to areas at risk may require a single dose injection of Stamaril. Nearly all affected countries require proof of Yellow Fever vaccination in the form of an International Certificate of Vaccination before they allow a traveller to enter. Failure to provide a valid certificate can lead to a traveller being quarantined, immunised or denied entry.

Course
1 dose
Price
£70.00
Disease: Hepatitis B
Source: Infected blood and bodily fluids
Vaccination Details

One of the following vaccination courses may be recommended:

  • A course of three injections of Energix B to cover against Hepatitis B
  • A course of three injections of Twinrix to cover against Hepatitis A and Hepatitis B
Course
Varies
Price
Varies
Disease: Rabies
Source: Animal to person
Vaccination Details

A course of three injections of the vaccine (Rabies BP or Rabipur) will cover against Rabies and is recommended. In the event of possible exposure to Rabies, urgent medical attention should be sought, even in those who have received pre-exposure vaccines.

Course
Price
Disease: Diphtheria
Source: Person to person
Vaccination Details

A single injection of Revaxis will protect against Tetanus, Diphtheria and Polio. In the UK, the TDP vaccination against Diphtheria infection is part of the childhood immunisation schedule.

Course
1 dose
Price
£32.00
Disease: Tetanus
Source: Puncture wounds, burns and intravenous drug use
Vaccination Details

A single injection of Revaxis will protect against Tetanus, Diphtheria and Polio. In the UK, the TDP vaccination against Diphtheria infection is part of the childhood immunisation schedule.

Course
1 dose
Price
£32.00
Disease: Polio
Source: Contaminated food and water
Vaccination Details

A single injection of Revaxis will protect against Tetanus, Diphtheria and Polio. In the UK, the TDP vaccination against Diphtheria infection is part of the childhood immunisation schedule.

Course
1 dose
Price
£32.00

Non-Vaccinated Diseases

Disease
Source
Our Advice
Disease: Brucellosis
Source: Animals to humans
Our Advice: Avoid eating or drinking unpasteurized milk, cheese, or ice cream (including queso fresco)
Disease: HIV/AIDS
Source: Bodily Fluids
Our Advice: Use a condom for sex and to never share needles or other injecting equipment (including syringes, spoons and swabs).
Disease: Leptospirosis
Source: Animals to humans
Our Advice: Avoid swallowing flood waters or water from lakes, rivers, and swamps. Avoid wading in flooded areas, especially if you have any cuts or abrasions
Disease: Schistosomiasis
Source: Parasitic Flatworms in fresh water ponds, lakes, rivers and canals
Our Advice: Avoid swimming or wading in freshwater. Drink safe water
Source: Contaminated food and water, person to person
Our Advice: Tummy kit and Tummy Kit +

Additional Health Risks Information for Algeria

While you are travelling in Algeria, the authorities take your safety very seriously. This can be a dangerous country to visit, particularly outside of major towns and cities and in areas close to the border. There will be a visible security presence, and you may be stopped and questioned if you venture outside of main areas. Unless you are travelling as part of an organised tour with an escort, you should inform the authorities of your plans in advance. Avoid all travel to areas within 30km of any border. Terrorist attacks are highly likely. It’s always advisable to travel with a local guide or escort, avoid rural areas and avoid travelling after dark. Risk of rabies is higher for those visiting rural areas, consult a travel clinic before your trip for necessary vaccines. There are both private medical clinics and government funded hospitals, however treatment, supplies and equipment will be better at a private facility.

Ensure that you have appropriate travel insurance in place, which covers repatriation if necessary. Algeria is a large country and journey times between towns can be long, with little in the way of medical assistance in more rural areas, although the country as a whole has one of the best healthcare systems in Africa. Take a reliable means of summoning help, and carry a first aid kit to enable you to self-treat minor injuries and ailments.

Northern Algeria is within an earthquake zone, and certain parts of the country are prone to flood damage. Check the conditions for your specific destination before you travel, and follow local advice for what to do in the event of an earthquake.

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