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Old 15-12-2014, 06:53   #1
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Yellow fever vaccine and malaria pills in Morocco?

We are in Agadir Morocco and had a sudden change of plans, deciding to go to Senegal and Gambia and now need to have yellow fever vaccine and malaria pills. We are told by many that it is only only available here in Casablanca, an overnight, expensive bus trip that we don't really want to do. If we cannot source it locally, we could skip southern Morocco and sail from TanTan to Las Palmas Grand Canaria and try to get it there. It could probably be done in Dakar or Banjul, but having it prior to arrival is preferable. Does anyone have first-hand information on where we may source this in Agadir or Las Palmas?

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Re: Yellow fever vaccine and malaria pills in Morocco?

Have you tried contacting a pharmacy?
Pharmacies de garde Ã* agadir, les pharmacies d'agadir maroc | Agadirnet
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Re: Yellow fever vaccine and malaria pills in Morocco?

I know for sure that Yellow Fever vaccine is available in Las Palmas as I have had crew vaccinated there.
Malaria tabs also available.

Found this post on another sailing site which might be useful

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Re: Yellow fever vaccine and malaria pills in Morocco?

Las Palmas for definite - and at a very reasonable (by UK standards) price - we got both via the Seaman's Clinic along with lots of good advice and a prescription for some 'just in case' antibiotics and anti-histamines.


I know I had all the phone numbers and stuff for them at one time, but must've given them away; sorry. I can advise though that the place you need to be is: Delegación del Gobierno Plaza de la Feria, 24, 35071 Las Palmas de Gran Canaria.


You'll find it on Google maps and it's no more than a ten or fifteen minute walk from the Las Palmas marina/anchorage; you need to go in the front door of the building (east side) not the door at the rear where there's lots of people queuing.
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Re: Yellow fever vaccine and malaria pills in Morocco?

Yes, we have checked local pharmacies, the hospital, the local immunization center and the harbormaster called a local doctor and the answer is always "you have to go to Casablanca". We are checking into the cost of getting 3 people to Casablanca and may check one more pharmacy tomorrow, but sailing over to Las Palmas looks to be the easiest solution.
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We are in Agadir Morocco and had a sudden change of plans, deciding to go to Senegal and Gambia and now need to have yellow fever vaccine and malaria pills. We are told by many that it is only only available here in Casablanca, an overnight, expensive bus trip that we don't really want to do. If we cannot source it locally, we could skip southern Morocco and sail from TanTan to Las Palmas Grand Canaria and try to get it there. It could probably be done in Dakar or Banjul, but having it prior to arrival is preferable. Does anyone have first-hand information on where we may source this in Agadir or Las Palmas?

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You sure you want to go into Ebola territory? No vaccine for that...yet.
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Re: Yellow fever vaccine and malaria pills in Morocco?

That's further south. Gambia is clear and will not allow anyone entry from countries with Ebola, and Senegal should be ok. We will probably hang around Canaries for a bit before heading that way and will definitely be monitoring that situation closely before heading that way.

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