Vaccinations & Shots

Yellow Fever
Whether yellow fever vaccination is required in Kenya is currently a grey area. The CDC states that it is not required unless you are coming from a country where yellow fever exists. The U.S. Embassy states that all travelers should have record of yellow fever vaccination. According to our partners, the situation stems from some border officials asking for documentation while others do not. In effect, we highly recommend that you receive the yellow fever vaccination and carry proof of this with you to Kenya. Please consult your physician or local travel clinic for professional advice.

Regarding malaria in Kenya, there is known to be malaria in the region. However, the risk is considered low. We recommend that you consult with your local travel clinic or physician for recommended inoculations and whether or not to take malaria prophylaxis for travel to Kenya. Your local travel clinic will have some recommendations specifically for you.

To find out the most current travel health information, we recommend that you contact the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (