Malaria Institute at Macha on Recommended Vaccinations


Vaccinations included in the vaccination schedule to be updated.


Children and adolescents: in particular, all persons 2 years and older, born since 1980, should have received two doses of the trivalent measles-mumps-rubella vaccine. For children, measles vaccine is recommended from the age of 6 months.

Hepatitis A

Children: From the age of 1 year
According to the terms of the stay:
Yellow fever

Vaccine available only in the international vaccination centres.

Vaccination is generally not recommended for travellers to all Northwestern and Western provinces, except in the case of exposure to mosquito bites.

Vaccination is not recommended for all other areas.

NB: A yellow Fever vaccination certificate is required for travelers over the age of one year from countries where there is a risk of transmission of YF and passengers who have stayed more than 12 hours in transit at an airport in a country where there is a risk of Transmission of yellow fever.

Vaccination regimen: 1 injection to be made at least 10 days before departure.

Children: from the age of 9 months (between 6 and 9 months, only in special circumstances.)

Duration of validity: lifetime.

Indeed, following a decision by the World Health Organization, the obligation of decennial recalls has been abolished. However, according to the opinion of the High Council of Public Health, recalls of yellow fever vaccination remain recommended for:

Children vaccinated before the age of 2: A second dose from the age of 6 years in the event of a new trip to the yellow-endemic zone;
Women who are first-vaccinated during pregnancy, persons living with HIV and those immunocompromised vaccinated under the conditions specified in the HCSP report: A second dose 10 years later;
People whose vaccination against yellow fever is more than 10 years old: A second dose in the event of a reported epidemic in the country visited.

Hepatitis B

For long or repeated stays.

Two injections spaced for one month.

Single reminder 6 months later.

Where immunity is to be rapidly acquired (in the event of imminent departure), an accelerated regimen with three close doses and a fourth dose 1 year later may be used only in adults.
Meningococcal meningitis

In case of prolonged stay in close contact with the local population, or in times of epidemic.

In case of an extended stay, in an isolated situation.

Children: As soon as they are of walking age.

In case of prolonged stay or in precarious hygiene conditions.

Children: From the age of 2 years
Prevention of malaria

Year-round Transmission throughout the country including Lusaka.

Chemoprophylaxis by Atovaquone/Proguanil or Doxycycline or mefloquine mosquito bites Protection

In the event of a fever occurring during the stay or in the months following the return, a doctor should be consulted as soon as possible.