Travel Vaccinations for Nigeria

Wherever you are travelling in the world, Travel Klinix can offer a wide range of travel vaccinations. If you are travelling to Nigeria, you often need additional travel vaccinations to protect yourself from infection.

The travel vaccinations you need for Nigeria 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 Nigeria (see our price list)

VaccinationAll travellersMost travellersSome travellersRoute of transmissionVaccine coursePrice
Yellow FeverYesMosquitoesSingle dosePrice
MMRYesPerson to personCourse of twoPrice
Diphtheria, Tetanus, PolioYesPerson to person, contamination of open wounds, contaminated food and waterSingle dosePrice
Hepatitis AYesContaminated food and waterCourse of twoPrice
TyphoidYesContaminated food and waterSingle dosePrice
RabiesYesBites and scratches from animalsCourse of threePrice
Hepatitis BYesBlood products, contaminated needles, sexual intercourseCourse of threePrice
Japanese encephalitisNoNoNoMosquitoesCourse of twoPrice
TuberculosisYesPerson to personSingle dosePrice
CholeraYesContaminated food and waterCourse of twoPrice
Meningitis ACWY vaccineYesPerson to personSingle dosePrice

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, Consultant in Infectious Diseases
Dr Gowda, Consultant in Infectious Diseases
Gemma Hicks, RGN, Nursing sister
Gemma Hicks, RGN, Nursing sister

Dr Gowda’s top tip for Nigeria

Please note that there are outbreaks of Lassa fever in Nigeria.  You may be exposed to this serious viral infection if you are in contact with urine or faeces of Mastomys rats or other humans with the disease. It still also has occasional cases of polio and a vaccination certificate is an International Health Requirement.


Risk of malaria in Nigeria

There is a high risk of malaria in all areas of Nigeria. For specialist travel health advice call Travel Klinix

Recommended malaria tablets for Nigeria

It is important you are aware of the risk of malaria and avoid mosquito bites when travelling in Nigeria. You will require malaria tablets for travel to Nigeria. 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.

Malaria symptoms

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.

Malaria prevention

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

Yellow fever risk and vaccine certificate requirements for Nigeria

There is a risk of yellow fever transmission throughout this country

Vaccine certificate requirements for Nigeria

Under International Health Regulations, a yellow fever vaccine certificate is required for all travellers over the age of 1 year arriving from countries with a risk of yellow fever transmission.

For more information, take a look at the World Health Organisation list of countries with risk of yellow fever

Other certificate requirements for Nigeria

Travellers visiting Nigeria for more than 4 weeks may require proof of vaccination for polio [ International Certificate of Vaccination or Proof of Vaccination (ICVP) ] with 12 months of departure. If you do not have proof, you may be vaccinated at the airport locally.

Additional travel health advice and risks for Nigeria

You are at risk of a number of diseases such as yellow fever, monkey pox and measles in Nigeria. You may be exposed to yellow fever from mosquitoes and therefore you can reduce the risk by avoiding mosquito bites. Monkey pox is a viral infection spread by infected animals and sometimes by humans.

Nigeria general information

Nigeria is Africa’s most populous state with 190 million people. It’s largest city Lagos has seen a resurgence of late following the country’s oil boom and bust. It has a thriving art  and music scene as well as fast developing tech industries. The people  of Nigeria are also culturally very diverse with a significant proportion being Muslim. There are a number of sacred sites  to visit such as the Osun Sacred Grove and Olumo Rock.

Whatever you do, it is important that you travel safely and so we recommend you contact us for advice on vaccines.