Kenya vaccinations: which ones do you need?

If you travel to Kenya, then it is wise to prepare yourself well. Our KLM Health Services health experts recommend certain vaccinations for Kenya, although in some cases they are not mandatory. Which vaccinations and immunisations you require for your trip to Kenya mostly depends on the places you plan to visit and the duration of your stay.

Kenya is situated in East Africa and has a tropical climate. The weather is often hot and muggy. Kenya is a delightful holiday paradise with white sand beaches, an azure ocean and overwhelming natural beauty inland, complete with wildlife reserves where you’ll find exotic animals. Whatever you decide to do whilst on holiday in Kenya, it is important that you protect yourself well against infectious diseases, the fierce sun and mosquitoes. Both dengue and malaria are prevalent in Kenya.

Our skilled nurses gladly provide comprehensive information about a healthy stay in Kenya and tell you exactly which vaccinations you require. Click here to make an appointment with one of our nurses. Travel carefree and return home at ease.

Kenya vaccinations: the most common risks

In Kenya, you run the risk of catching (tropical) diseases to which you are probably not resistant. Fortunately, vaccines can protect you and your children against these. Below you will find an overview of the most common health risks and diseases in Kenya. You can see at a glance which specific vaccinations you require and what additional precautions you can take.

Chikungunya

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

Dengue

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

DTP

Vaccination is recommended for all travelers to this country.

Hepatitis A

Vaccination is recommended for all travelers to this country.

Hepatitis B

Vaccination 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 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 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.

Zika virus

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

A healthy trip to Kenya? Prepare for your trip with our tips

Make your trip to Kenya 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 Kenya? Make an appointment!

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