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Health and Immunization Requirements

Health and Immunization Requirements

All visitors to Kenya or Tanzania should consult their doctor at least three weeks before their trip. Malaria is prevalent in Kenya throughout the year; therefore the doctor can provide the right prevention medication for it.

It is advisable to be vaccinated against  Yellow Fever, Malaria, Typhoid, Hepatitis (A and B), and Tetanus. HIV/ AIDS is a rife in Kenya so be sure to take the proper precautions for protection against contracting it.

Cholera outbreaks may occur in Kenya or Tanzania so be sure to avoid contaminated water and improperly prepared food. Although good medical facilities are available in the big cities like Nairobi and Mombasa in Kenya, it is advised that visitors acquire proper medical insurance.

Public Health Agencies strongly advise that travel plans include contacting a travel medicine clinic or physician six to eight weeks before departure. The health care provider will determine what individual needs based on his or her health, previous vaccinations and planned activities.

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