Vaccinations for Kenya

Travel Vaccinations

Vaccine Recommended May Be Required When To Vaccinate
Diphtheria 2 weeks before
Hepatitis A 2 weeks before
Polio 2 weeks before
Tetanus 2 weeks before
Typhoid 2 weeks before
Cholera 2 weeks before
Hepatitis B 3 weeks before
Meningitis 2 weeks before
Rabies 1 month before
Yellow Fever 2 weeks before
Last Updated: 27 July 2016

Yellow Fever Certificate Requirements

  • Yellow fever vaccination certificate required for travellers over 1 year of age arriving from countries with risk of yellow fever transmission.
  • Malaria Information

    Malaria is a serious and sometimes fatal disease transmitted by mosquitoes. You cannot be vaccinated against malaria.

    Malaria precautions

    • Malaria risk is high throughout the year in the whole country, but low in Nairobi, the immediate surrounding areas, and the highlands (above 2500m) of Central, Eastern, Nyanza, Rift Valley and Western Provinces. Note that there can be a high risk in valleys of the highlands.
    • Malaria precautions are essential. Avoid mosquito bites by covering up with clothing such as long sleeves and long trousers especially after sunset, using insect repellents on exposed skin and, when necessary, sleeping under a mosquito net.
    • Check with your doctor or nurse about suitable antimalarial tablets.
    • See malaria map – additional information can be found by clicking on the Regional Information icon below the map.
    • High risk areas: atovaquone/proguanil OR doxycycline OR mefloquine is usually advised for those visiting risk areas.
    • Low to no risk areas: malaria tablets are not normally advised for Nairobi and the immediate surrounding areas.
    • If you have been travelling in a malarious area and develop a fever seek medical attention promptly. Remember malaria can develop even up to one year after exposure.
    • If travelling to high risk malarious areas, remote from medical facilities, carrying emergency malaria standby medication may be considered.




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