Which vaccines are needed for Safari in Krugar National Park?
If a safari in Krugar National Park is on your itinerary, it is recommended that you are up-to-date with your routine vaccinations, including:If a safari in Krugar National Park is on your itinerary, it is recommended that you are up-to-date with your routine vaccinations, including measles, mumps, rubella, diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis (whooping cough), hepatitis B, polio, influenza and pneumococcal disease. These vaccinations are given as part of the National Immunisation Program (NIP), available here. For a full list please refer to the NIP schedule or speak with your doctor.
You should also consider vaccination for both hepatitis A and typhoid, as these diseases are passed on through contaminated food and water, which is common in South Africa. In addition, your doctor may advise you to take prescription medication for malaria before, during and after your visit to Krugar National Park, as malaria-transmitting mosquitoes are considered a risk within the area.
Sources & Citations
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Travelers’ Health. Chapter 4. South Africa. Available at: https://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/yellowbook/2018/select-destinations/south-africa [accessed 29 May 2018].
SPANZ.SAPAS.18.04.0162a - Date of preparation July 2018Show All