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Vaccinations

Certificate Requirements

Yellow fever vaccination certificate required for travellers aged 1 year or over arriving from countries with risk of yellow fever transmission.

How much will it cost?

Per Dose £60
Doses per course 1
Price per course £60

Recommended for all travellers

The vaccines in this section are recommended for all travellers visiting the country.

Hepatitis A is a viral liver infection that is spread through contaminated food and water. The risk of hepatitis A is higher in areas where there is poor sanitation, such as when there is limited access to clean water. There is still a risk of hepatitis A no matter where you are eating or staying in Kenya, so it is recommended that you get vaccinated.

How much will it cost?

Per Dose £55
Doses per course 1
Price per course £55

Polio is a highly infectious viral disease that is spread through contaminated food and what, and can cause major complications by infecting and damaging the nerves in the spine and brain. There is a risk of polio in Kenya due to the emergence of a type of polio called vaccine derived polio, which is caused very rarely when the weakened live poliovirus in the oral polio vaccine mutates into a dangerous form again over a long period of time. The polio vaccine offered by Superdrug Health Clinics does not contain the live virus, which means it cannot cause or spread polio. A booster is recommended if you haven’t had a dose in the last 10 years. Some higher risk groups, like healthcare or refugee camp workers would be advised to get vaccinated if it’s been over a year since their last dose.

How much will it cost?

Per Dose £32
Doses per course 1
Price per course £32

Tetanus is an infection caused by a bacterium called Clostriidium tetani that infects the body through burns and wounds - most commonly puncture wounds - and can cause severe muscle spasms and stiffness. If you haven’t had a tetanus booster in the last 10 years, make sure you get a booster dose before travelling to Kenya.

How much will it cost?

Per Dose £32
Doses per course 1
Price per course £32

Typhoid is a bacterial infection that spreads through contaminated food and water, and is recommended for all travellers to Kenya. It is particularly important when travelling to an area where medical facilities are unavailable, or with limited access to clean drinking water.

How much will it cost?

Per Dose £32
Doses per course 1
Price per course £32

Recommended for some travellers

Whether you will need any of the vaccines in this section depends on the region you're travelling to, the activities you have planned and your medical history.

Cholera is a serious bacterial infection that spreads through contaminated food and water, and can cause symptoms such as diarrhoea, nausea and vomiting. There have been serious cholera outbreaks in parts of Kenya, including Nairobi, as recently as April 2019, so it is recommended that some travellers, such as aid workers, are vaccinated against cholera before travelling there.

How much will it cost?

Per Dose £28
Doses per course 2
Price per course £56

Hepatitis B is a viral infection of the liver that spreads through contact with infected blood or bodily fluids. There is a high prevalence of hepatitis B in Kenya, as around 2% of the population of Kenya are chronically infected with hepatitis B. It is recommended for travellers whose activities put them at higher risk, for example healthcare workers who may come into contact with bodily fluids or blood.

How much will it cost?

Per Dose £45
Doses per course 3
Price per course £135

Meningococcal disease is a serious bacterial infection that causes meningitis, which is an inflammation of the tissues that protect the brain, and septicaemia (blood poisoning). Kenya lies in the “meningitis belt” of sub-Saharan Africa, which means that there is a higher risk of meningitis when travelling to these regions. Depending on the level of risk for your trip this may be advised, for example if you’re on a long trip or staying with friends and relatives.

How much will it cost?

Per Dose £50
Doses per course 1
Price per course £50

Rabies is a viral infection that is spread through contact with infected animal saliva, which is usually transmitted through bites and scratches. Rabies can also spread if an animal licks an open wound, or if saliva gets into the eye, nose, or mouth. If you are travelling to Kenya there is a risk of rabies, as there have been reports of domestic animals infected with the rabies virus. Wild animals in Kenya, such as dogs and bats, can also carry the rabies virus.

How much will it cost?

Per Dose £58
Doses per course 3
Price per course £174

Like malaria, yellow fever is a viral infection that spreads through mosquitoes. Yellow fever can be mild, but in severe cases can cause internal bleeding and organ failure. The yellow fever vaccine is generally recommended for travellers going to Tsavo East, Tsavo West, and Masai Mara game reserves, and Lake Nakuru due to the high incidence of mosquitoes carrying the virus in these regions. It may also recommended in the rest of the country if you’re at higher risk due to the nature of your trip.

How much will it cost?

Per Dose £60
Doses per course 1
Price per course £60

Tuberculosis is a bacterial infection that spreads through close contact with an infectious person, most commonly by inhaling tiny infected droplets that are expelled when coughing or sneezing. There is a high risk of catching tuberculosis in Kenya, as there are more than 40 cases of tuberculosis for every 100,000 people. Talk to your GP if you think you may need this vaccine for your trip, for example if working in healthcare.

Why do I need a consultation?

It is difficult to say which vaccines you need without asking a medical professional. Your itinerary, your medical history and the activities you have planned all affect which vaccinations you need. It is important that a trained travel nurse or pharmacist checks what you need.

Exactly the travel vaccinations you need - no more, no less.

During your consultation, our nurse or pharmacist will talk you through the health risks at your travel destinations to check which vaccines you need. If a vaccine is not essential, we will explain your options so you can decide whether you would like to have it.

Malaria

Malaria is a serious and sometimes fatal disease transmitted by mosquitoes. You cannot be vaccinated against malaria.

Malaria Precautions

Malaria is a health risk in certain parts of Kenya.

There is a very low risk of malaria in Nairobi, the areas immediately around Nairobi, and in the highlands above 2,500m. Malaria tablets aren’t recommended if you are only travelling to these areas, but you should take precautions and practise insect bite avoidance to reduce your risk.

There is a high risk of malaria in the rest of Kenya, so you need to take antimalarial tablets in addition to using insect repellent and avoiding mosquito bites if you are travelling to these high risk areas. Using insect repellent containing at least 20% DEET, wearing long-sleeved clothing and sleeping under bed nets are very effective precautions which will help you avoid bites. 

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