Cape Town - At least two to three weeks before travelling outside of South Africa, it is recommended that you visit a doctor or travel clinic to make sure you have had the necessary vaccinations.
While the malaria vaccination is required for travel to or from certain countries, mainly in sub-Saharan Africa, other vaccinations might be recommended by the South Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), depending on where you plan to go, whether you plan to visit rural areas, the season in which you will travel, your age, your health status and which vaccinations you have had previously.
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However, with the cost of travelling expected to increase, in some cases the medical bill can be quite hefty, particularly when multiple jabs are required.
To help you calculate how much the vaccines for your next trip could cost you, Travel Supermarket has created a handy chart showing the price of injections required for 60 of the most visited countries around the world.
How to use the charts
The inner circle shows the costs of vaccines most travellers will require.
The outer ring represents costs for adventurers who are participating in activities such as working with or around animals, travellers involved in outdoor and other activities, travellers who are participating in charity/ aid work in areas that have infectious diseases, and people who are taking long trips or potentially moving to one of the countries listed below.
See infographics below:
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