Is yellow fever vaccination required for Kenya?

All travellers are required to have a Yellow Fever vaccination certificate in order to gain entry to Kenya.

Can you enter Kenya without yellow fever vaccine?

Entry requirements

A Yellow Fever vaccination certificate is only required for travellers 1 year of age and older coming from – or who are in airport transit for more than 12 hours within – a country with risk of Yellow Fever transmission.

What vaccinations do I need to go to Kenya?

The CDC and WHO recommend the following vaccinations for Kenya: hepatitis A, hepatitis B, typhoid, cholera, yellow fever, rabies, meningitis, polio, measles, mumps and rubella (MMR), Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis), chickenpox, shingles, pneumonia and influenza.

Can I travel to Africa without yellow fever vaccine?

Yellow fever (2013) Country requirement: a yellow fever vaccination certificate is required for travellers arriving from countries with risk of yellow fever transmission and for all travellers having transited through the airport of a country with risk of yellow fever transmission.

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Is yellow fever vaccine mandatory?

Vaccine is recommended for people aged 9 months or older and who are traveling to or living in areas at risk for yellow fever virus in Africa and South America. Yellow fever vaccine may be required for entry into certain countries.

How much does yellow fever vaccine cost in Kenya?

Information and prices on vaccinations offered at CTTM

YELLOW FEVER One 4100.00
TYPHOID (Typhim VI) Single vial One 2700.00
TYPHOID (Typhim VI) Multiple vial One 2000.00
HEPATITIS B EUVAX Paediatric Three 1200.00 per dose

Which countries require a yellow fever certificate?

The most popular countries where yellow fever vaccination is required or recommended are:

  • Argentina.
  • Brazil.
  • Gabon.
  • Ghana.
  • Kenya.
  • Peru.
  • Tanzania.

Where can I get yellow fever vaccine in Kenya?


You can get your yellow fever vaccine at the port health clinics located within all Kenyan airports at a cost of Ksh 3500. It is recommended that you get your vaccination 10 days before you travel.

Is yellow fever common in Kenya?

The disease is most common during the dry season (December–June), and so the CDC recommends this vaccine if you plan to visit during that period. There’s a risk of yellow fever, a potentially lethal disease, in some parts of Kenya, so the CDC recommends that you have a yellow fever vaccine.

What is the vaccine called for yellow fever?

Sanofi Pasteur, the manufacturer of the only yellow fever vaccine (YF-Vax) licensed in the United States, expects to provide an update on the return to supply of YF-Vax in June 2021. Yellow fever vaccine is a live-attenuated virus vaccine that has been available since the 1930s.

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Who is exempt from yellow fever vaccination?

Who should not get yellow fever vaccine? Infants younger than 6 months of age should not get the vaccine. In addition, anyone with a severe allergy to any part of the vaccine, including eggs, chicken proteins, or gelatin should not get the vaccine.

Where is yellow fever vaccine mandatory?

The yellow fever vaccine is recommended for people from 9 months of age who are travelling to: an area where yellow fever is found, including parts of sub-Saharan Africa, South America, Central America and Trinidad in the Caribbean.

How long have yellow fever vaccines been required?

Yellow fever vaccine came into use in 1938. It is on the World Health Organization’s List of Essential Medicines. The vaccine is made from weakened yellow fever virus.

Is there a non live yellow fever vaccine?

An inactivated, non-replicating, yellow fever vaccine was effective and did not cause major adverse events associated with the live-attenuated vaccine, according to Thomas P. Monath, MD.

Why can’t over 60 have yellow fever vaccine?

People aged 60 years or older should not be given the vaccine due to a higher risk of life-threatening side effects if the vaccine is generally not recommended at their destination (i.e areas described as having low potential for yellow fever virus exposure) [3, 4].