Vaccinations

 

Malaria!

Don't take this mosquito-borne disease lightly. Malaria kills hundreds of people annually in Nigeria.

 

Vaccinations

Before embarking to Nigeria, remember to get your vaccinations in order and supply of Malaria pills. Malaria is still a pandemic in Nigeria, so beware. The two most common pills are Mefloquine (also known as Larium) and Malarone. Mefloquine is a weekly pill. Take this pill one week before your

The two most common pills are Mefloquine (also known as Larium) and Malarone. Mefloquine is a weekly pill. Take this pill one week before your departure. Malarone, a daily pill, is more expensive. I was on Mefloquine during our stay in Nigeria.

As for Vaccinations, here's a list:

  • Yellow fever
  • Meningococcus
  • Polio
  • Hepatitis B
  • Rabies
  • Measles, mumps, rubella (MMR)
  • Tetanus-diphtheria

The most important being Yellow Fever, don't leave home without it. Also, remember to bring some diarrhoea pills. Some people take some time to get used to the food in Nigeria. Also, be careful of the water. Don't drink from the taps. Drink bottled or filtered water.

External Links

  1. WHO - Malaria
  2. Nigeria Malaria Control Center
  3. Center of Disease Control (CDC) - Malaria