Are you going on a trip to Ethiopia soon? Then it is important to make proper preparations and to get informed about the health risks. Certain vaccinations are recommended for Ethiopia. The required vaccinations vary and depend on the areas you plan to visit and the duration of your stay in this mesmerizing African country.
Ethiopia is located in East Africa and has not one but various climates. Some areas have a tropical climate, some a desert climate and the highlands have a climate that is generally considerably cooler. The best time to travel to Ethiopia is between October and February. Then you will avoid both the high temperatures in the desert and in coastal regions and the monsoon season. Ethiopia is a beautiful country, which is known for its rich nature, including waterfalls, volcanoes, mountains, the Tana Lake and the desert. Nonetheless, you should take into account potential risks: for some regions there are travel warnings – you should avoid these areas.
Furthermore, you are advised to protect yourself well against possible diseases, the fierce sun and mosquitoes. Both malaria and dengue are prevalent in Ethiopia. Our nurses can inform you about the required immunisations and vaccines for Ethiopia and are happy to tell you what additional precautions you can take to reduce health risks. Click here to make an appointment with a nurse.
Ethiopia vaccinations: the most common risks
In Ethiopia, you run the risk of catching (tropical) diseases to which you are not resistant. Fortunately, vaccines can protect you and your children against these. Our health experts have prepared a list of the most common diseases and health risks in Ethiopia so you can see at a glance which specific vaccinations are required and what additional precautions you can take.