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

Are you going on holiday soon and you’ve forgotten to get your vaccinations? Drop by anyway at the KLM Health Services Travel Clinic before departing from Schiphol. We can advise you on how to protect yourself against infectious diseases. It’s better to do something than nothing at all! By making an appointment you enable us to prepare for your visit, which avoids unnecessary waiting, but if there is enough time and space, we will advise you without an 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.