At HRG Kenya we always notify travelers of the health requirements in place for destinations to be visited and transited during a planned journey. We also ask travelers to see a health care provider at least 4 - 6 weeks before your trip to allow time for the vaccines to take effect. Vaccine recommendations are based on the best available risk information. Please note that the level of risk from vaccine preventable diseases can be changed at any time.
The following are recommended vaccines:
Routine vaccinations - If you are not up-to-date with routine shots such as measles/mumps/rubella (MMR) vaccine, diphtheria/pertussis/tetanus (DPT) vaccine, poliovirus vaccine, etc.
Yellow Fever - When travelling to Kenya, all travelers arriving from countries where yellow fever is present are required to present proof of yellow fever vaccination as well as for all travelers below 9 months of age. Vaccination should be given 10 days before travel and at 10-year intervals if there is on-going risk.
Hepatitis A or immune globulin (IG) - Recommended for all unvaccinated people traveling to or working in countries with an intermediate or high level of hepatitis. A virus infection where exposure might occur through food or water.
Hepatitis B - Recommended for all unvaccinated persons travelling to or working in countries with intermediate to high levels of endemic HBV transmission, especially those who might be exposed to blood or body fluids, have sexual contact with the local population, or be exposed through medical treatment.
Typhoid - Recommended for all unvaccinated people travelling to or working in East Africa, especially if visiting smaller cities, villages, or rural areas and staying with friends or relatives where exposure might occur through food or water.
Meningococcal (meningitis) - Recommended if you plan to visit countries that experience epidemics of meningococcal disease.
Rabies - Recommended for travelers spending a lot of time outdoors, especially in rural areas, involved in activities such as bicycling, camping or hiking.
Polio - Recommended for adult travelers who have received a primary series with either inactivated poliovirus vaccine (IPV) or oral polio vaccine (OPV).