Are you planning a trip to Ghana? Then it is important to make proper preparations and to get informed about the health risks. Certain vaccinations are recommended for Ghana, some of which are mandatory. The required vaccinations vary and depend on the areas you plan to visit and the duration of your stay.
Ghana is situated on the west coast of Africa and has tropical climate with year-round temperatures ranging between 25 and 35 degrees Celsius. It can be very hot and dry. Landscapes and nature in Ghana vary: inland you’ll find rainforests and savannahs, and along the coast there are heavenly white beaches. Wherever you plan to go in Ghana, always protect yourself well against possible diseases, the strong sun and mosquitoes. Both dengue fever and malaria occur. Our nurses can inform you about the required immunisations and vaccines and provide expert advice on other health measures you can take before heading to Ghana. Click here to make an appointment with a KLM Health Services nurse.
Ghana vaccinations: the most common risks at a glance
In Ghana, you run the risk of catching (tropical) diseases to which you are not resistant. Fortunately, vaccines can protect you and your children against these. Below is a list of the most common diseases and health risks in Ghana so you can see at a glance which specific vaccinations are required and what additional precautions you can take.