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Before going abroad, why not book an appointment to meet with one of Village Pharmacy’s travel experts to ensure that your trip abroad is illness free! With common diseases like malaria prevalent in certain parts of the world, it’s important to take measures to avoid becoming infected Protect yourself from malaria by getting antimalarial medicine in Abbey Wood from Village Pharmacy today!

Travel Medicine for Malaria—Available at Village Pharmacy

Malaria is a serious disease that can be life-threatening if not treated early on. Malaria is found in many tropical and subtropical areas around the world. It is transmitted through the bite of an infected mosquito carrying the malaria parasites.

Malaria is common in more than 100 countries, including areas of Central and South America, Haiti, the Dominican Republic, Africa, the Middle East, Asia, and Oceania. These are considered high malaria-risk areas.

There are a variety of antimalarial medications available in the UK that are very effective at preventing malaria, especially when combined with steps to prevent mosquito bites.

With Village Pharmacy locations throughout southeast London, you’ll be able to find a time and place to get antimalarial medicine in Eltham, Charlton, Woolwich, Greenwich, Abbey Wood, Eltham, Plumstead, Lewisham, Thamesmead, Canary Wharf, Bexley, and Bromley.

Symptoms of Malaria

Malaria symptoms typically start to appear a few weeks after getting bitten by an infected mosquito.

How do I take my Anti-Malarials?

It’s important you know the exact schedule for any anti-malarials you need to take prior to travelling


Lariam - Start 2-3 weeks before travel, throughout your stay in an endemic area and continue for four weeks after you return.

Cost £30-£60*


Start two days before travel, throughout your stay in endemic country or area and continue for four weeks after return.

Cost £25-£45*


Start two days before travel, throughout your stay in an endemic area and continue for one week after return.

Cost £50-£100*

*Average vaccine cost (supply dependent)

What is Malaria?

Malaria is a serious and sometimes fatal disease which is widespread in many tropical and subtropical countries. 

It is caught by being bitten by an infected mosquito that is carrying the malaria parasites in its saliva. The malaria parasite is a microscopic organism called a Plasmodium and it belongs to the group of tiny organisms known as protozoans. There are four types of plasmodium: P. falciparum (the most dangerous), P. vivax, P. ovale and P. malariae. The species of mosquito that carries the malaria parasites is the Anopheles mosquito.

Where is Malaria Found?

Malaria occurs in over 100 countries and more than 40% of the people in the world are at risk.

Large areas of Central and South America, Hispaniola (Haiti and the Dominican Republic), Africa, the Middle East, the Indian subcontinent, Southeast Asia, and Oceania are considered malaria-risk areas.

Malaria Cases in the UK
Every year approximately 1,800 British travellers returned home with malaria. The UK is one of the biggest importers of malaria into Europe.

Top Tips for Protecting Against Malaria

Take Your Pharmacies Advice

Take an anti-malarial advised by your Pharmacist

Clothing Adjustments

Wear light protective clothing and a malarial net during sleeping

Inspect Sprays

Insect repellent such as deet. No prophylaxis is 100% preventative

Malaria Tablets & Prices

Malaria Tablets

Price Per Tablet



Atovaquone 250mg/Proguanil 100mg


Malarone Paediatric






Protecting you and your family whilst you're abroad

Visit Village Pharmacy for Convenient Vaccination Services in London

Benefits of Antimalarial Medicine:

Since there are a variety of antimalarial medications available, you’ll receive the one that works best for you. There are four antimalarial medications available, each with their own schedule, advantages, disadvantages, and cost. Consult with a travel health specialist at Village Pharmacy to help you choose the best one for you – The most effective antimalarials drugs are:

  • Chloroquine (Proguanil)
  • Mefloquine (Lariam)
  • Doxycycline
  • Malarone
Why Should Take I Antimalarial Medication?

Don’t let a tiny little mosquito ruin your holiday! Malaria is a serious threat at many popular travel destinations and the best thing you can do to ensure your holiday is malaria-free is to start taking antimalarial drugs before you depart to build up your immunity.

Visit the Village Pharmacy Travel Clinic nearest you to get antimalarial medicine in Plumstead or any of our other southeast London branches.

Visit Our Village Pharmacy Travel Clinic
If you are searching for antimalarial services near me, then you must visit your nearest Village Pharmacy branch! We have the antimalarial medicines you need to keep you safe and healthy! Get your antimalarial medicine in Lewisham at our travel clinic in southeast London. Schedule an appointment online today.

Malaria: Spot the Symptoms

Any traveller who becomes ill with a fever or flu like illness while travelling and up to one year after returning home should immediately seek professional medical care.

You should tell your GP that you have been travelling in a malaria-risk area. Malaria can be cured with prescription drugs, however, the damage caused can be with you for the rest of your life so protection is vital.

What Questions You'll Be Asked:

Your consultation with the pharmacist, before antimalarials can be supplied to you the pharmacist will need to ask you a few simple questions.


Want to know about the Travel Vaccinations?

There is no vaccine against malaria available in the UK, but there are highly effective antimalarial medications available that can reduce your risk of infection by 90%.

Antimalarial drugs work by killing the parasite present in your blood after being infected.

Yes, there are four different types of antimalarial drugs to choose from. A travel nurse at your local travel clinic can advise you on the most appropriate antimalarial for you.

Malaria is a serious and sometimes fatal mosquito-transmitted disease, especially if left untreated.

Book now for your vaccinations at Village Pharmacy!

Our specialist pharmacists ready to help you stay healthy, whether at home or away.

Come and visit us for some friendly advice, or give us a call on 020 8858 0907

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