Vaccinations for Cameroon

Travel Vaccinations

Vaccine Recommended May Be Required When To Vaccinate
Diphtheria 2 weeks before
Hepatitis A 2 weeks before
Polio 2 weeks before
Tetanus 2 weeks before
Typhoid 2 weeks before
Yellow Fever 2 weeks before
Cholera 2 weeks before
Hepatitis B 3 weeks before
Meningitis 2 weeks before
Rabies 1 month before
Last Updated: 27 July 2016

Yellow Fever Certificate Requirements

  • Yellow fever vaccination certificate required from all travellers over 9 months of age. The certificate of yellow fever vaccination is valid for life in this country.
  • Malaria Information

    Malaria is a serious and sometimes fatal disease transmitted by mosquitoes. You cannot be vaccinated against malaria.

    Malaria precautions

    • Malaria risk is high throughout the year in all areas.
    • Malaria precautions are essential Avoid mosquito bites by covering up with clothing such as long sleeves and long trousers especially after sunset, using insect repellents on exposed skin and, when necessary, sleeping under a mosquito net.
    • See malaria map – additional information can be found by clicking on the Regional      Information icon below the map.
    • High risk areas: atovaquone/proguanil OR doxycycline OR mefloquine is usually advised.
    • If you have been travelling in a malarious area and develop a fever seek medical attention promptly. Remember malaria can develop even up to one year after exposure.
    • If travelling to high risk malarious areas, remote from medical facilities, carrying emergency malaria standby medication may be considered.




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