Cameroon vaccinations: which ones do you need?

Do you plan to travel to Cameroon? We gladly provide travel advice and tell you more about the climate, attractions and health risks in Cameroon. For example, it is good to know that certain vaccinations are mandatory and others are recommended. A yellow fever vaccination certificate is required. What additional vaccinations you require is dependant on the duration of your stay in this African country.

The Republic of Cameroon is located in West Africa. The country borders Chad, Nigeria, Congo and Gabon. Mountainous Cameroon has two mountain ranges and is home to Mount Cameroon, the highest mountain in West Africa – and actually a volcano. Due to large altitudes differences, Cameroon has several tropical climates. Some areas in the country deal with the most rainfall in the whole of Africa. Between December and March, the dry trade wind Harmatten blows. Nonetheless, these months are the best time to travel to Cameroon, according to experts. This is because in the other months it often rains a lot and roads may be impassable. Cameroon offers adventurous travellers much to see and do. The country is also known as Little Africa since virtually everything the African continent has to offer can also be found in Cameroon. Think of rainforests, white and black beaches, deserts, waterfalls, mountains, and villages that are inhabited by traditional tribes. In addition, the cities of Douala and Yaoundé are well worth a visit.

Whatever way you spend your holiday in Cameroon, always be aware of the risk of diseases and mosquito bites. Malaria is prevalent in Cameroon. Our KLM Health Services experts can tell you exactly which vaccinations you require and provide advice on additional measures for a pleasant stay in Cameroon. Click here to make an appointment with one of our nurses.

Cameroon vaccinations: the most common risks

Various (tropical) diseases are prevalent in Cameroon 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 in Cameroon and read which specific vaccinations you require.

Chikungunya

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

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 - compulsory

In this country Yellow Fever is prevalent. Vaccination is COMPULSORY FOR ALL TRAVELERS.

Zika virus

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

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

Make your trip to Cameroon 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 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 Cameroon? Make an appointment!

Please make an appointment online for your Cameroon vaccinations. An overview of our branches can be found here. Do you have any other questions about immunisations for Cameroon? 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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