Travel Vaccinations for Zambia

Zambia is a country located in East Africa with a population of 17 million people and climate at high of 33C. Malaria is a serious threat in Zambia. Antimalarial medication is recommended for all travellers to the region. Dengue and chikungunya are also present and can be prevented through proper use of mosquito repellents and nettings.

Rabies poses some risk to travellers of various types. Consult with a travel health specialist to learn if this vaccine is right for your trip.


Vaccination Advice When...
Typhoid Vaccination recommended 10 days before travel
Hepatitis A Vaccination recommended 2 weeks before travel
Diphtheria Vaccination recommended 3 months before travel
Tuberculosis *Vaccination sometimes recommended 3 months before travel
Hepatitis B *Vaccination sometimes recommended 2 months before travel
Rabies *Vaccination sometimes recommended 1 month before travel
Meningitis *Vaccination sometimes recommended 2-3 weeks before travel
Cholera *Vaccination sometimes recommended 2 weeks before travel
Yellow Fever Zambia isn't in the endemic zone but travellers going to on other countries from Zambia may be asked for a certificate 10 days before travel
Japanese B encephalitis Not required
Tick-borne encephalitis Not required