Uganda vaccinations: which ones do you need?

If you plan to travel Uganda soon, then it is important to make proper precautions. We recommend vaccinations for Uganda. Even though not all vaccinations are mandatory, they do protect you against certain diseases. Which specific vaccinations you require, depends on the duration of your stay in this Central African country.

The Republic of Uganda is located in central Africa and borders Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda and other countries. Uganda is situated on the equator, but it has various tropical climates that are influenced by the East African highlands and large lakes such as Lake Victoria. Uganda has many places of interest, one of which is Kampala, a city that is known for its many lovely shops and lively nightlife. Furthermore, the country offers natural beauty and scenery: think of the Nile River with its waterfalls, the magnificent national parks with a wide variety of wildlife, or the beautiful volcanoes and mountains.

Whatever you plan to do during your trip in Uganda, it is always wise to take into account the risk of (tropical) diseases and mosquitoes. Both malaria and dengue are prevalent in Uganda. Our KLM Health Services health experts gladly tell you which vaccinations you require and what else you can do to have a pleasant stay in this beautiful country. Click here to make an appointment (in Dutch) with one of our nurses.

Uganda vaccinations: the most common risks

In Uganda, various (tropical) diseases are prevalent to which you are likely not resistant. The right vaccines can protect you against these. Please view our list of the most common health risks and diseases in Uganda and read which specific vaccinations you require.

Cholera

The authorities of this country require a “cholera statement” if you pass its borders.

Dengue

In this country dengue fever is prevalent. A good protection against mosquito bites in the daytime is necessary.

DTP

Vaccination against DTP is recommended for all travelers to this country.

Hepatitis A

Vaccination against hepatitis A is recommended for all travelers to this country.

Hepatitis B

Vaccination against hepatitis B depends on your personal situation. Please contact KLM Health Services for a personal advice.

Malaria

In this country there is a risk of getting malaria. Protection against mosquito bites is necessary during day- and nighttime. Sometimes malaria tablets are recommended, please contact KLM Health Services.

Meningococcal

Vaccination against meningococcal depends on your personal situation. Please contact KLM Health Services for good and personal advice.

MMR

Mumps, Measles and Rubella (MMR) vaccination (BMR vaccination in Dutch) is recommended for travelers to this country who are not protected against measles yet. This includes children from 6 months and up who have not yet received their childhood MMR immunization.

Rabies

Vaccination depends on your personal situation. In this country mammals could be infected with Rabies. Avoid contact with mammals. Please contact KLM Health Services for good and personal advice.

Schistosomiasis

In this country Schistosomiasis is prevalent. Please contact KLM Health Services for personal advice.

Tuberculosis

Vaccination against tuberculosis depends on your personal situation. Please contact KLM Health Services for personal advice.

Yellow Fever - recommended

Vaccination is recommended for all travelers to this country.

A healthy trip to Uganda: prepare for your trip with our tips

Make your trip to Uganda as pleasant as possible and avoid unexpected surprises. Below you will find helpful tips and tricks to prepare yourself for your journey.

Our KLM Health Services’ Doctor Connect service allows your to contact a KLM Health Services expert 24/7, either by telephone, text message or WhatsApp. Not only in case of emergency but also if you have doubts. Subscribe to Doctor Connect.

Seemingly innocent things such as food, water and bright sunlight can pose a risk to your health during your travels. Want to know what measures you can take to reduce these health risks? Please read our travel tips.

The Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs travel advice (in Dutch) helps you prepare for safety risks during your stay abroad. The travel advice, for example, tells you which regions are safe and to which regions you should not travel. Sometimes there are security risks. If this is the case, please be alert or, preferably only travel to the country concerned if genuinely necessary. The Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs has set up a central telephone number for travellers, which can be reached 24/7. Please call: +31 247 247 247.

 Schedule a vaccination for Uganda? Make an appointment!

Please make an appointment online for your Uganda vaccinations. An overview of our branches can be found here. Do you have any other questions about immunisations for Uganda? Please feel free to contact us via 0900 109 109 6 (€1,00 per call) or send an email to travelclinic@klm.com. You can also visit our frequently asked questions page.

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