Vaccines advised to ALL Ivory Coast visitors

Vaccines advised to SOME Ivory Coast 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.

There is a risk of Malaria in Ivory Coast. London Travel Clinic offers a range of antimalarials to keep you protected

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 Ivory Coast

Ivory Coast, or Côte d’Ivoire, located in West Africa, is a country of stunning tropical beauty. With close links to France it’s one of Africa’s most prosperous countries thanks to its cocoa export industry and foreign investment. Visitors to Ivory Coast are likely to arrive via Abidjan, a coastal city and the country’s unofficial capital. This modern city boasts shiny skyscrapers, an impressive commercial district, and is sometimes referred to as the ‘Manhattan of Africa’. Inland, the city of Yamoussoukro is the official capital of the Ivory Coast - It is home to the largest church in the world, the Basilica of Our Lady of Peace.

There are eight national parks in Côte d’Ivoire, which include the single largest protected area in Western Africa, Comoé, found in the North of the country. Comoé is home to an incredible array of wildlife, including lions, leopards, elephants and even aardvarks! Alternatively, take a trip to the Tai National Park, close to the border with Liberia, and see the famous pygmy hippos.

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If you’re a sun-seeker, the beaches along the southern coast of the country are simply unbeatable. San Pedro, Assine and Grand Bassam offer white sands, tropical lagoons and a warm welcome to visitors. For most travellers, the most comfortable time to visit Ivory Coast and avoid the stifling heat and torrential rain is during the warm dry season from November to March.

Malaria and regions within country:

There is a high risk of P.Falciparum malaria throughout Ivory Coast and anti-malarial medication is advised.

Malaria chemoprophylaxis for high risk zones:

Doxycycline OR Atovaquone/Proguanil OR Mefloquine

If all other anti-malarials are not deemed suitable, Chloroquine plus Proguanil can be used but it is less effective.

Useful Links

International travel clinic locator: www.istm.org

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

British Embassy

British Embassy Abidjan
Ambassade de Grande-Bretagne, Cocody Quartier Ambassades,
Rue l'Impasse du Belier, Rue A 58, 01 BP 2581,
Abidjan 01
Cote d'Ivoire

Email: uk_abidjan@yahoo.fr
Telephone: +225 2244 2669

Vaccine Information for Ivory Coast

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: 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
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: Cholera
Source: Contaminated food and water
Vaccination Details

A course of two Dukoral tablets, which is administered orally.

Course
2 doses
Price
£32.50
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: Meningococcal Meningitis
Source: Person to person
Vaccination Details

A single dose of Menveo vaccinates against Meningitis ACWY. Patients who have this vaccination will receive a certificate.

Course
Price
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: Malaria
Source: Mosquitos
Vaccination Details

There are a range of different anti-malarial tablets that will be prescribed to travellers based on several factors, including: destination, medical history, family history, current medications, previous problems with anti-malarial tablets, age and pregnancy.

Course
1 dose
Price
£50.00

Non-Vaccinated Diseases

Disease
Source
Our Advice
Source: Insects
Our Advice: Use 50%+Deet insect repellent
Disease: Chikungunya
Source: Mosquitos
Our Advice: Use 50% Deet+ insect repellent
Disease: Dengue Fever
Source: Mosquitos
Our Advice: Use 50%+ Deet insect repellent
Disease: Filariasis
Source: Mosquitos
Our Advice: Use 50% Deet+ insect repellent
Disease: Leishmaniasis
Source: Sandfly
Our Advice: Use 50% Deet+ insect repellent
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).
Source: Contaminated food and water, person to person
Our Advice: Tummy kit and Tummy Kit +
Disease: Brucellosis
Source: Animals to humans
Our Advice: Avoid eating or drinking unpasteurized milk, cheese, or ice cream (including queso fresco)
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
Disease: Trypanosomiasis
Source: Insects
Our Advice: Use 50% Deet+ insect repellent

Additional Health Risks Information for Ivory Coast

Ivory Coast is considered to be at high risk from a terrorist attack or attacks by local militia groups. Following an attack on a beach near Abidjan in March 2016 in which 18 people were killed, tourists have been urged to the western regions of Ivory Coast bordering Liberia. General crime including car-jacking, muggings and theft is high in the country, especially in Abidjan. If you’re planning a visit here it is recommended to seek specific advice on how to maintain the security of yourself and your possessions. If possible travel as part of an organised group, and especially avoid walking in unfamiliar areas after dark.

Ivory Coast is high risk for malaria and Yellow fever, it is advisable to visit a Travel clinic to get the necessary vaccines, medications and advice before you travel.  It is classified as being affected by the Zika virus, for which there is no vaccine. The virus is transmitted by mosquitos. Take precautions to avoid being bitten, and avoid travelling to the country if you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant.

In Abidjan, the country’s unofficial capital and most-visited city, healthcare is of a reasonable standard. There are few hospitals, however, and treatment can be expensive, so ensure that you have adequate insurance in place. If you’re travelling outside of Abidjan, treatment is basic and hard to come by.

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