Vaccinations for Kenya

There are both compulsory for entry and strongly recommended vaccinations for Kenya. All travellers are required to have a Yellow Fever vaccination certificate in order to gain entry to Kenya. Furthermore for most short-term travellers the usual recommended vaccinations for Kenya include cover against the childhood diseases (Tetanus, Diphtheria, and Poliomyelitis) as well as cover against the food and water borne diseases of Hepatitis A and Typhoid.

 

VACCINATION LIST REQUIRED/ RECOMMENDED ALL TRAVELLERS TREKKING RURAL
YELLOW FEVER Yellow Fever
TETANUS Tetanus
DIPHTHERIA Diphtheria
HEPATITIS A Hepatitis A
TYPHOID Typhoid
HEPATITIS B Hepatitis B
RABIES Rabies
MENINGOCOCCAL MENINGITIS Meningococcal Meningitis
POLIOMYELITIS Poliomyelitis
CHOLERA
TUBERCULOSIS Tuberculosis
TICK BORNE ENCEPHALITIS
JAPANESE B ENCEPHALITIS
MALARIA W.H.O. report malaria transmission throughout the country. Prophylaxis recommended for all. Please consult your Doctor or Travel Clinic.

 

The risks to health whilst travelling will vary between individuals and many issues need to be taken into account, e.g. activities abroad, length of stay and general health of the traveller. It is recommended that you consult with your General Practitioner or Practice Nurse 6-8 weeks in advance of travel. They will assess your particular health risks before recommending vaccines and /or antimalarial tablets. This is also a good opportunity to discuss important travel health issues including safe food and water, accidents, sun exposure and insect bites. Many of the problems experienced by travellers cannot be prevented by vaccinations and other preventive measures need to be taken.