Vaccines advised to ALL Morocco visitors

Vaccines advised to SOME Morocco 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 Morocco

Another popular tourist destination, the North African country of Morocco is the perfect getaway for travellers who want to experience both the rich culture of Islamic Africa and the stunning panoramic views of the Sahara Desert.

The city of Marrakesh is an absolute must - Winston Churchill once described this incredible metropolis as “simply the nicest place on Earth to spend an afternoon”. Bustling markets, ancient architecture and maze-like alleyways make this a unique place to visit, and certainly a destination you won’t forget!

There are plenty of other memorable cities in Morocco, including Essaouira, on the West coast. This is a fashionable and cosmopolitan hotspot for relaxing lunches by the beach, perfect for chilling out and taking a break from the hustle and bustle of life.

If you’re looking for a base from which to explore more remote areas, the settlements of Merzouga and M’Hamid at the edge of the Sahara are ideally placed for a camel ride out into the desert. For those who love to visit World Heritage Sites, there is the Ksar of Ait-Ben-Haddou; a pre-Saharan habitat that is a striking example of ancient architecture found in Southern Morocco.

Taste traditional Moroccan cuisine, haggle for aromatic oils and handmade crafts or experience a Hammam steam bath. Whether you’re after an organised package holiday or a more ‘authentic’ Moroccan experience spent exploring their many wonders, this fabulous country is rich in its variety of sounds, smells and sites, and we guarantee you’ll never be bored.

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Useful Links

International travel clinic locator: www.istm.org

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

British Embassy

British Embassy
28 Avenue S.A.R. Sidi Mohammed
Souissi 10105 (BP 45), 
Rabat
Morocco

Email:  rabat.consular@fco.gov.uk
Telephone: +212 (0) 537 633 333

Vaccine Information for Morocco

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: 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: Leishmaniasis
Source: Sandfly
Our Advice: Use 50% Deet+ insect repellent
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 Morocco

Although Morocco is a destination that remains extremely popular with tourists, the threat of terrorist attacks or other violent incidents here is high. If you’re thinking of a holiday or trip to Morocco, consider travelling through an organised tour company, or ensure that you are completely up to date and aware of the current security situation for your specific destination at the time of travel. Petty crime is common, particularly in tourist areas, and more violent crime although less prevalent, is not unusual. Stay with your group, and take particular care if you are visiting an area outside the main holiday resorts and tourist destinations.  Avoid carrying visible valuables or large amounts of money.

Consult a travel clinic for the necessary vaccines before travelling.

There are reasonable healthcare facilities in Morocco suitable for use by tourists and other visitors to the country. Make sure you have adequate travel insurance in place to cover the cost of your treatment. If you’re not on a package holiday or you don’t have a local tour guide, call 150 and ask for an ambulance in the event of a medical emergency.

Morocco is in an earthquake zone, and minor quakes and tremors are frequent. If you’re staying in a hotel, take note of any safety or evacuation procedures. If you’re planning to explore, whether on your own or in a group, take a first aid kit with you, along with plenty of fresh drinking water and a reliable means of summoning help. It can be extremely hot in Morocco, and you will need to stay hydrated. It is always safest to trek or explore in rural or unfamiliar areas with a local guide.

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