Travel Vaccinations for Algeria

Algeria is the largest country in Africa with a population of 40 million people and a climate at a high of 42C. The risk of malaria is low in Algeria, though travellers should take steps to avoid mosquito bites.

Rabies is primarily a risk for travellers who plan on being involved in outdoor activities, work with animals or plan on taking an extended trip.

There is no risk of yellow fever in Algeria. But, the government of Algeria requires proof of yellow fever vaccination if you live in or have visited a country with yellow fever.

 

Who Vaccination Risk When
All patients Measles You can easily catch measles by breathing in droplets, touching a surface the droplets have settled on and then placing your hands near your nose or mouth (the virus can survive on surfaces for a few hours). 6-11 months: 1 dose 4-6 weeks before travel. This dose does not count as the first dose in the routine childhood vaccination series.

12 months or older: 2nd dose must be given 28 days apart.

Most patients Hepatitis A Hepatitis A can be contracted through contaminated food or water in Algeria, regardless of where you are eating or staying. 2 weeks before travel.
Most patients Typhoid Typhoid can be contracted through contaminated food or water in Algeria. This vaccine is recommended for most travellers, especially if you are staying with friends or relatives, visiting smaller cities or rural areas, or if you are an adventurous eater. 10 days before travel.
Some patients Malaria Low risk of malaria in Algeria. Avoid mosquito bites to prevent malaria. Some travellers to certain areas who are at higher risk for complications from malaria (such as pregnant women) may need to take extra precautions, like antimalarial medicine. 2 weeks before travel.
Some patients Hepatitis B Contracted through sexual contact, contaminated needles, and blood products. 2 months before travel
Some patients Rabies Found in mammals such as dogs and bats. Recommended if patient is taking part in outdoor activity that put them at risk of animal bites. 1 month before travel
Some patients Yellow Fever Required if traveling from a country with risk of YF virus transmission and ≥1 year of age, including transit >12 hours in an airport located in a country with risk of YF virus transmission. 10 days before travel