Recommended Travel Vaccines for Lesotho
|ALL TRAVELLERS||SOME TRAVELLERS||COURSE*|
|Hepatitis A||2 weeks before travel|
|Tetanus||Anytime before travel|
|Cholera||6 weeks before travel|
|Hepatitis B||3 weeks before travel|
|MMR||1 month before travel|
|Rabies||4 weeks before travel|
|Typhoid||2 weeks before travel|
|Yellow Fever||10 days before travel|
*Vaccination schedules are approximate and are calculated based on the first dose. Schedules are subject to change depending on your individual needs and will be discussed in your appointment. These are the minimum times required to complete courses or for vaccines to become fully effective. You can always start your course of vaccinations earlier than stated, as vaccines work best when your body has time to process them. Your Travel Nurse will discuss any health implications in your appointment
Yellow Fever in Lesotho
There is no risk of Yellow Fever in Lesotho.
Yellow fever vaccination certificate is required for travellers over 9 months of age arriving from countries with risk of yellow fever transmission and for travellers having transited more than 12 hours through the airport of a country with risk of yellow fever transmission.
Other Health Risks
High Altitude in Lesotho
There are some high altitude areas. Travellers should take care to avoid Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS) by taking time to acclimatise properly. AMS can affect anyone, regardless of age, gender, level of fitness or training. At high altitude, extra precautions should be taken against the harsh conditions, which can cause damaging ultraviolet and cold exposure. All Nomad Travel Health Nurses are trained to advise on AMS, and it may be appropriate for you to take certain medications that may help with acclimatisation. Book an appointment to discuss health issues related to altitude, based on your specific itinerary. For more information – click here.