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Malaria Vaccine

A mosquito bite can be very fatal as it can cause diseases such as malaria, and dengue. Due to its very common symptoms, malaria is very hard to diagnose at the early stage. However, it is treatable when diagnosed at an initial stage. RTS, S/AS01 is the vaccination for malaria. From the age of 5 months, the vaccine is given to children in four doses. The malaria vaccine is feasible, reachable, and has a strong drug safety profile. Due to its vaccination, there is an almost 30 % reduction in malaria cases worldwide.

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Can you give me insights on malaria vaccine?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a work trip coming up to a tropical country, and I heard about this malaria vaccine. I am a 38-year-old male. Given my health history, no major issues so far, except for some allergies and wheezing. I am wondering if getting the vaccine is a smart move for me. Can you break down...  Read Full »

Dr. Vandana Andrews

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have read your query and understand your concern. To clear your query about the malaria vaccine, the malaria vaccine, called RTS, S/AS01 (trade name Mosquirix), was approved by the European Medicines Agency in 2015 for use in children aged six weeks to 17 months in...  Read Full »

I want to take a malaria shot to prevent malaria. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I am worried about getting malaria on my upcoming trip to a country where it is very common. I heard there is a shot to prevent it, and I want to know more. Can you tell me about this malaria shot? How well it works, and if it has any harmful effects. Also, where can I get it? Can I ju...  Read Full »

Dr. Chibitam Hope Obia

Answer: Hi, Welcome to The malaria vaccine is widely available in all countries. It is effective and efficient and covers 100 % protection against malaria. No side effects have been reported so far. You can go to your regular clinic and take it. You can check out the country's local infectious...  Read Full »

Please clarify about the malaria vaccine's side effects.

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 38-year-old male. I have experienced malaria three times in recent years, despite assuming that one episode would grant immunity. I came across information online about a potential malaria vaccine, and considering my job, which involves frequent travel to underdeveloped regio...  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Zohaib Siddiq

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concern. There are two malaria vaccines endorsed for broader use by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): RTS,S/AS01 (RTS,S): Developed by GlaxoSmithKline, this vacc...  Read Full »

Are malaria and typhoid vaccines safe for a 9 month old baby?

Query: Dear Doctor, Is it safe for a 9 month baby to travel to the Dominican Republic? Also, is it safe for a 8-9 month old to take vaccines for malaria and typhoid?  Read Full »

Dr. Babu Lal Meena

Answer: Hi, Welcome to It is safe to travel to Dominican Republic, but you need to care abut many issues. While traveling there are many issues related to health of your baby, example: he can get infection like malaria, typhoid, hepatitis A & E and varicella. So if you use prophylactic m...  Read Full »

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