This is a list of vaccinations required to travel to Kenya. Kenya has its own set of rules that any traveller or visitor wishing to jet in must adhere to. One of the requirements that one needs to meet before travelling to Kenya is to be properly vaccinated against some types of diseases.
Vaccination against certain diseases may not be mandatory but it all depends on the places or regions within Kenya that you plan to visit. It also depends on where you are travelling from.
Here is a list of vaccinations required to travel to Kenya.
1. Yellow Fever
Yellow fever is a viral disease that is spread by the bite of an infected mosquito. Kenya is one of the yellow fever endemic countries. This implies that yellow fever vaccination is a necessary requirement to travel to Kenya. Upon vaccination, one is issued with a vaccination certificate that is valid 10 days after vaccination.
2. Hepatitis A & B
It is recommended that unvaccinated travellers who are one year or older be vaccinated against Hepatitis A before travelling to Kenya. Hepatitis B vaccination is recommended for unvaccinated travellers of all ages.
Typhoid vaccination is recommended for travellers visiting rural areas or small towns located in remote areas.
Cholera vaccination is recommended to adults planning to travel to cholera prone areas.
Vaccination is recommended especially when planning to travel during the dry season. The dry season is between December to June.
Polio vaccination is recommended for adults and children who have never had a booster shot of the vaccine.
7. Measles, Mumps
Vaccination is mainly recommended for infants between 6 to 11 months old. The infants should be given one dose of measles, mumps and rubella vaccine before travelling.
Tetanus vaccination is not a compulsory requirement when travelling to Kenya. It is however advisable that you stay safe by being vaccinated against the disease.
Rabies is mainly caused by bites of infected animals, such as dogs. Vaccination is usually recommended for travellers or visitors who possibly may be in contact with animals.
Those planning to travel to certain parts of Kenya that are malarial prone are advised to take preventive medicine before travelling.