Travel Vaccines for Kenya

If you love animals then Kenya should be at the top of your list of places to travel. Safaris on these amazing landscapes will be like nothing you have ever seen. Kenya has the most diverse population of wildlife in the world. A Safari might mean you will see elephants, cheetahs, lions, giraffes, and so much more, all in their natural habitat.

Do you need Vaccines to travel to Kenya?

Yes. The CDC recommends the following vaccines if you are traveling to Kenya. Some are recommended however some may be required. The vaccinations include Meningitis, Pneumonia, Chickenpox, TDAP (Diphtheria-Tetanus-Pertussis), Flu (Influenza), Measles-Mumps-Rubella (MMR), Polio, Shingles, COVID-19, Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, Cholera, Measles, Rabies, Typhoid, and Yellow Fever.

Recommended Travel Vaccines for Kenya

Recommended Travel VaccineVaccine Details
COVID-19It is recommended that all travelers be up to date with their COVID-19 Vaccine, whether it be first, second, or booster shots.
Hepatitis AThe CDC recommends the Hepatitis A vaccination to travelers of all ages. Please call for specifics.
Hepatitis BThe CDC recommends the Hepatitis B vaccination to travelers of all ages.
CholeraRecommended to any travel going to areas where Cholera is active and has high transmission. Cases have been reported in this area.
RabiesA Rabies vaccine would be necessary if you were planning to be around dogs or wildlife. Rabid dogs are common in many countries. Reference the above map to verify.
TyphoidThe Typhoid Vaccine is recommended to the majority of travelers.
Yellow Fever9 months or older and/or traveling from an area of high transmission.
MeningitisRecommended for any individual who does not have the vaccination and or is considered a risk.

Routine Vaccines when traveling to Kenya

Routine VaccinesVaccine Details
ChickenpoxThe CDC recommends that children under the age of 13 have 2 doses as long as the second dose is 3 months after the first dose. If over 13, get doses at least 28 days apart.
TDAP (Diphtheria-Tetanus-Pertussis)It is recommended that everyone get the TDAP vaccine according to the CDC.
Flu (influenza)Based on CDC recommendations, anyone 6 months or older should receive the flu vaccine.
Measles-Mumps-Rubella (MMR)The CDC recommends a dose of the MMR Vaccine to infants from 6 to 11 months that are traveling.
PolioThe CDC recommends Polio Vaccines in booster doses to adults who received their initial shot as a child. The series is recommended for those that are unvaccinated or do not know their vaccination status.
ShinglesThe CDC recommends the shingles vaccine for adults ages 50 years and older and the doses should be given 2 to 6 months apart.
PneumoniaThere are multiple types of pneumonia vaccines meant to protect against pneumococcal disease. Review each vaccine on the CDC website.

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