The following Uganda travel vaccinations advice is intended to serve as guideline only designed to be helpful rather than definitive and you should always check with your GP at least 8 weeks before you travel.
Before yo go you should tell your Doctor
1. Your destination
2. type of activities you will be doing
Ask your GP for advice about injections and pills needed for the trip.
It is also recommended that you know your blood group before you travel to Uganda
Health Requirements: Certificates are required for vaccination against yellow fever. Check current medical advice on typhoid, cholera and hepatitis. It is advisable to start anti-malaria medications 10 days prior to arrival and continue with the same until 14 days after leaving East Africa. Our guests are also encouraged to make their own insurance arrangements for the time they will be in Africa. You should consult your local doctor for advice on medication.
Be smart about malaria: This is your biggest health risk in Uganda and other parts of Africa, especially south of the Sahara. Rely only on advice from travel health specialists. You need to take anti malaria tablets though they have various pros and cons and some may have significant side effects. A useful website for this is www.malariahotspots.co.uk
Visit the dentist before you go: Who needs a lion-size toothache halfway along the safari path?
Protect yourself from insects: Malaria, dengue fever, and yellow fever are transmitted by bug bites. Cover up with clothes, use insect repellent, and sleep under a mosquito net.
Think before you take a dip: Schistosomiasis (also known as bilharzia) is a parasitic-carried disease that you can catch by swimming, bathing, or paddling in fresh water lakes in East Africa.
Here are some options for health advice:
www.welltravelledclinics.co.uk this is a UK travel clinic company
Department f health websites:
www.fco.gov.uk/travel– Foreign and commonwelth office
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