Vaccinations For Morocco - Which Vaccines Do I Need?
Desert, impressive mountain ranges, green valleys and the turquoise sea - Morocco has it all. Whether you are keen on a thrill-filled adventure holiday or just want to stay at the beach and enjoy the fantastic weather, Morocco is the right place to spend your holidays.
Before you can set off for Marrakesh or Casablanca you need to make sure you have all the vaccinations you need to stay healthy during your break. Vaccinations for hepatitis A and typhoid are recommended for all travellers going to Morocco but depending on the activities you have planned you may need additional vaccines. Visit your local Superdrug Travel Clinic and stay safe during your trip - our specialist travel nurses are happy to answer all your questions.
Traveller's diarrhoea is a common complaint for travellers visiting Morocco. Traveller's diarrhoea is caused by bacteria and it occurs when you consume contaminated water or food. Having an antibiotic at hand in case you catch the infection will help you get healthy without delay. Superdrug Online Doctor offers a quick and simple online service for the antibiotic azithromycin - so you can enjoy your holiday in good health.
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Hepatitis AThe hepatitis A vaccine is one of two vaccinations recommended for all travellers going to Morocco. Hepatitis A is a food- and waterborne disease, which means that you can catch it by eating contaminated foods or drinking contaminated water. The risk of hepatitis A tends to be higher in areas where there is a lack of awareness with regards to hygiene as well as regions with a poor sanitation system. In addition to getting vaccinated for hepatitis A you should be careful with what you eat and drink while staying in a risk area. It is a good idea to ask at the hotel where you are staying to find out whether the local tap water is safe to drink and where you should buy your food.
TyphoidLike hepatitis A, typhoid is a food- and waterborne disease. The typhoid virus causes digestive issues, such as diarrhoea and constipation as well as a high fever and muscle pains. Some patients also experience a rash. Typhoid is a serious disease and it can be fatal if it is not treated immediately. The typhoid vaccine offers reliable protection from the virus.
Vaccinations to Consider
Hepatitis BHepatitis B is a viral infection which can cause liver damage. You can contract it during sex but also when sharing needles or razors. Tourists need to bear this in mind when planning to get tattoos or piercings abroad. You should avoid having any cosmetic or medical procedures done if you are not sure whether the equipment used has been sterilised and whether all needles used are new. It is also important to practise safe sex and use a condom when engaging in intercourse with a new partner. As hepatitis B is highly contagious, it is recommended for healthcare professionals and aid workers. If you are unsure whether you need it, our experienced travel nurses can advise you on your risk.
RabiesRabies is a dangerous viral disease endemic to Morocco. It is transmitted via animal bites and scratches. Every year, between 10 and 20 people catch the disease in Morocco. In most cases, the virus is transmitted by rabid dogs. There are an estimated 1.6 million dogs in Morocco, around 10% of which are stray dogs. Travellers to Morocco should avoid contact not only with stray animals but also livestock, pets and wild animals. The rabies vaccine extends the period of time during which post exposure prophylaxis for rabies is effective. You still need to seek medical attention immediately if you get bitten or scratched by any animal. The vaccine is recommended for travellers planning to work with animals as well as anyone travelling to remote areas without nearby medical facilities.
TetanusBefore you go on a holiday abroad you should make sure all your standard vaccinations are up to date. Tetanus is a bacterial infection which occurs when tetanus bacteria enter a wound, cut or graze. If you got you last tetanus booster more than ten years ago, you may require a booster before you travel. If you have any questions about standard vaccines and boosters, our experienced travel nurses are happy to advise you on any vaccines you may need.