We can provide you and your family with a choice of malaria tablets in store or online without needing to see a GP
What is malaria?
Malaria is a tropical disease caused by parasites that's spread through infected mosquitos when they bite. The disease is most commonly transmitted by an infected Anopheles mosquito. Anyone travelling to an area affected by malaria may be at risk. Malaria symptoms can appear at any time from within a week to a year after an initial bite and the infection can be fatal. Symptoms can include
- Muscle aches
- Nausea and vomiting
Pregnant women, children, older people and those with a weakened immune system may develop complications if they get malaria.
We can provide malaria prevention medicine?, including access to prescription only medicine, and advice before you travel.
If the medication is suitable for you, you'll be supplied with what you need to help you stay protected against malaria. You'll be told when and how to take the medication and of any side affects you may experience.
ABC of Travel Vaccination:
Book an appointmentSpeak to our pharmacy staff before you travel, giving you time to start any courses of vaccinations
Have a free personalised risk assessmentGive details about you and your trip so you get personalised advice. Our specially-trained pharmacist will advise you on any vaccinations and antimalarial you should consider.
Get any antimalarial you may needGet any suitable antimalarial in store including prescription only medication for malaria prevention.
You'll also be given additional personalised advice to help you stay healthy on your trip
Even if you're revisiting an area, you should be aware that any malaria guidelines may have changed since your last trip so it's a good idea to check with our pharmacist. People who grew up in a country where malaria can be caught should also take steps to protect themselves, as any natural immunity a person may have developed will quickly reduce when you leave a malaria risk area.
You should also consider whether you may need any travel vaccinations before you set off. We can provide these through the Travel Vaccinations and Health Advice Service.
Benefits of the service
- Convenient: We provide the service at our pharmacy
- Flexible: Services may be accessed in the evenings or at weekends
Speak to our pharmacist
Please Call 020 8852 6292 and talk to our pharmacist
The in-store or a telephone consultation will take short time and put you on the right path.