Cameroon Travel Health Advice
A yellow fever vaccination certificate is required for all travellers older than one year of age to Cameroon. There is a risk of malaria throughout the country and prophylaxis is recommended for all travellers. Vaccinations are recommended for hepatitus A, typhoid, polio, hepatitis B and MMR (measles, mumps and rubella). A meningococcus vaccination is also recommended for those travelling to Cameroon during the dry season, which runs from November to June. Cholera outbreaks do occur in Cameroon, particularly between the months of December and June. Travellers should drink only boiled or bottled water. Medical facilities are very limited with frequent shortages of medication and outdated equipment; visitors should ensure they have comprehensive medical insurance, which includes emergency air evacuation. Doctors and hospitals generally expect immediate cash payment. If you require prescription medication while travelling it is best to bring it with you into Cameroon; make sure you have all the relevant documents from your doctor to get the medication through customs.
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