Vaccinations for Uganda

Travel Vaccinations

Vaccine Recommended May Be Required When To Vaccinate
Diphtheria 2 weeks before
Hepatitis A 2 weeks before
Tetanus 2 weeks before
Typhoid 2 weeks before
Yellow Fever 2 weeks before
Cholera 2 weeks before
Hepatitis B 3 weeks before
Meningitis 2 weeks before
Rabies 1 month 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. Following an outbreak of yellow fever in April 2016, the Ugandan Ministry of Health issued a press release stating that all travellers in to and out of the country require proof of yellow fever vaccination. No minimum age is given. This advice should be followed until further notice.
  • 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 all areas and including the main towns of Fort Portal, Jinja, Kampala, Kigezi and Mbale.
    • 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.
    • 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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