When to vaccinate?

Some vaccinations only provide effective protection if you receive them a certain period prior to your departure. This depends on the type of vaccination, your age, which other vaccinations you have already had, the journey you are planning, and how long you will be away. We recommend that you receive the necessary vaccinations between four and six weeks behore departure.

Other questions?

Is there still something you’d like to know before making an appointment with us? Find your question in our Frequently Asked Questions.

Last minute

If you are going on holiday soon and you’ve forgotten to get your vaccinations, just pop into the KLM Health Services Travel Clinic before your departure from Schiphol Airport. We can then advise you on how best to protect yourself against infectious diseases. It’s better to do something than nothing at all! If you make an appointment you can avoid unnecessary waiting. However, providing we can fit you in, we can, of course, also give you the necessary advice without a prior appointment.


We always have an ample supply of malaria tablets and medication in our Schiphol Airport dispensary. We also offer a service of sending malaria medication to your home within the Netherlands.


Minors up to the age of 16 can only be vaccinated if they are accompanied by a parent or carer.