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What Vaccinations to get before Kenya?



Before traveling to Kenya, it is recommended that you consult with your healthcare provider or a travel medicine specialist to determine which vaccinations and other preventive measures you may need based on your individual health status and travel plans.


We must highlight that we are not medical professionals or healthcare providers, some vaccinations that you could discuss with an appropriate medical professionals or healthcare provider are:


  1. Yellow fever: This vaccination is required for all travelers entering Kenya from countries with risk of yellow fever transmission. It is recommended for all travelers over the age of 9 months.

  2. Typhoid: This vaccine is recommended for all travelers to Kenya, especially those who will be staying in rural areas, eating and drinking outside of major restaurants and hotels, or engaging in outdoor activities.

  3. Hepatitis A: This vaccine is recommended for all travelers to Kenya, especially those who will be staying for an extended period of time, traveling to rural areas, or engaging in outdoor activities.

  4. Hepatitis B: This vaccine is recommended for all travelers to Kenya, especially those who may have intimate contact with locals, receive medical treatment, or engage in any activity that may result in contact with blood or body fluids.

  5. Rabies: This vaccine is recommended for travelers who will be engaging in outdoor activities, working with animals or visiting remote areas.

Other recommended vaccinations may include measles, mumps, rubella, polio, and influenza.

In addition to vaccinations, travelers to Kenya should take other precautions to protect themselves from diseases such as malaria and dengue fever, including taking antimalarial medication, using insect repellent, and wearing protective clothing. It is also important to practice good hygiene, such as washing hands frequently and drinking only bottled or boiled water.


The situation regarding proof of COVID-19 vaccination for entry into the country is rapidly evolving, and requirements for entry into Kenya may change in response to the pandemic. It is always a good idea to check the most up-to-date travel guidelines and requirements before embarking on any international travel. You can check the current entry requirements for Kenya on the website of the Kenyan Ministry of Health or the website of the Kenyan embassy or consulate in your home country.


In general, even if COVID-19 vaccination is not currently required for entry into Kenya, it is still recommended that travelers carry their vaccine certificate or other proof of vaccination with them when traveling internationally. This may help to facilitate travel and entry into other countries or to provide evidence of vaccination status if needed in the future.


Overall, we strongly recommend that you consult with a medical professionals or healthcare provider before traveling in Kenya, and also check the offical Kenyan Ministry of Health Website regarding entry to the country,.

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