Wherever you are travelling in the world, Travel Klinix can offer a wide range of travel vaccinations. If you are travelling to Gambia, you often need additional travel vaccinations to protect yourself from infection.
The travel vaccinations you need for Gambia may depend on…
- Which areas you will be visiting
- The time of the year of your trip
- What kind of activities you will be participating in
- Your age and general health
- Your individual risk assessment
The table below is a general guide for travel vaccinations for Gambia (see our price list)
Vaccination All travellers Most travellers Some travellers Route of transmission Vaccine course Price
Yellow Fever Yes Mosquitoes Single dose Price
MMR Yes Person to person Course of two Price
Diphtheria, Tetanus, Polio Yes Person to person, contamination of open wounds, contaminated food and water Single dose Price
Hepatitis A Yes Contaminated food and water Course of two Price
Typhoid Yes Contaminated food and water Single dose Price
Rabies Yes Bites and scratches from animals Course of three Price
Hepatitis B Yes Blood products, contaminated needles, sexual intercourse Course of three Price
Japanese encephalitis No No No Mosquitoes Course of two Price
Tuberculosis Yes Person to person Single dose Price
Cholera Yes Contaminated food and water Course of two Price
Meningitis ACWY vaccine Yes Person to person Single dose Price
Please be aware that information on this site does not constitute as medical advice and is merely for guidance. You should always seek specialist travel health advice before you travel.
Why Travel Klinix?
- Consultant expertise: Travel Klinix is run by Dr Ravi Gowda, a consultant in infectious diseases and a specialist in tropical and travel medicine
- Nursing excellence: Gemma Hicks is an experienced nursing sister having previously cared for patients with infections on a specialist ward
- Unrivalled service: The only travel health clinic in the region with such expertise
- Trust : You can therefore be reassured that you will receive the correct vaccinations for your trip and in a safe manner
- Flexible appointments : We offer flexible same day, evening and weekend appointments
- Accessible location with free parking
- Professional and yet friendly service. See what our customers say:
- Excellent personalised approach to travel ID protection. Highly recommended” – RK
- “They are reassuring, calm, professional, friendly – I now feel ready to face any diseases the world cares to throw at me!” – SB
Who will be vaccinating you?
Dr Gowda’s top tip for Gambia
There have been recent cases of yellow fever disease in an unvaccinated individuals who have recently visited Gambia. Vaccination and bite avoidance measures are very important.
There is a high risk of malaria in all areas of Gambia. For specialist travel health advice call Travel Klinix
Recommended malaria tablets for Gambia
It is important you are aware of the risk of malaria and avoid mosquito bites when travelling in Gambia. You will require malaria tablets for travel to Gambia. Please ask us for advice.
What is malaria?
Mosquitoes spread malaria by biting from dusk till dawn. It is a serious and potentially life threatening infection. You are at risk of malaria in most of the tropical regions of the world but most cases occur in Sub Saharan Africa. In 2015 there were 212 million malaria cases with an estimated 429,000 deaths. 90% of these cases and 92% of malaria deaths are in Africa.
This can be anything but the most common malaria symptoms are fever, chills, headache and overwhelming body and muscle ache. If you experience any of these symptoms within 3 months of a travelling to a country where malaria occurs then you should contact your doctor urgently; diagnosis is quick and easy with a simple blood test. If you are diagnosed and treated promptly you should make a full recovery. If, however, you delay seeking help, malaria can be difficult to treat and you may become seriously ill.
You can prevent malaria in four, easy steps. The A, B, C, D of malaria prevention is easy to remember:
Awareness of the risk
Bite prevention (particularly at night time by use of repellent or nets)
Chemoprophylaxis (use of appropriate malaria prevention tablets)
Diagnosis (prompt diagnosis and treatment)
For more details on malaria see Advisory Committee on Malaria Prevention (ACMP) Guidelines
Yellow fever risk and vaccine certificate requirements for Gambia
There is a risk of yellow fever transmission throughout this country
Vaccine certificate requirements for Gambia
Under International Health Regulations, a yellow fever vaccine certificate is required for all travellers above the age of 9 months of age arriving from countries with a risk yellow fever transmission.
For more information, take a look at the World Health Organisation list of countries with risk of yellow fever
Additional travel health advice and risks for Gambia
You are at risk of Dengue fever and other insect borne diseases such as Rift Valley fever and West Nile virus in Gambia. By avoiding insect bites, you can reduce the risk of these diseases.
Gambia general information
The official language of Gambia is English and British passport holders do not require a visa to enter the country.
The all year round tropical climate and exotic beaches of Gambia are popular amongst sun seeking tourists. Also known as “The Smiling Coast” Gambia offers a warm friendly welcome to its visitors
Popular attractions include the river Gambia, national parks, reserves and beaches. There are many traditional towns and villages where you will find vibrant cultural festivals full of West African music and dancing. Alternatively you can relax on one of Gambia’s idyllic beaches.
Gambia has a subtropical climate with dry (Nov – May) and rainy (June – Oct) seasons. Temperatures can be as low as 16C and as high as 43C
Whatever you do, it is important that you travel safely and so we recommend you contact us for advice on vaccines.
- For advice on safety and security concerns please check the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) website for Gambia