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sweden
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We're travelling to The Voyager Beach Resort on the 2nd June 2008. When should we have our vaccinations done and do we need a certificate for a Yellow Fever vaccination when entering Kenya. We have a 3 year old what should she have? What are the best Malaria tablets to get that dont make you feel sick? Is there a liquid form of malaria medication for children? And lastly, how much should we expect to pay for all these vaccines?

Many thanks

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First, you should discuss with your own physician or child's pediatrician re health issues. Or a Tropical Diseases Specialist.

YF is NOT a requirement for entry to Kenya if arriving from a Western country (Europe, US, UK, Australia, New Zealand, etc.), though it is suggested. If you take these, be sure to bring the yellow booklet with as proof of the inoc. It's also suggested you be current on other inocs, as Tetanus, Hep A and polio booster. Again, to discuss with professional in consideration of your personal health histories.

Malaria meds, especially the Malarone (with least side effects if taken with food, dairy preferably), also has a child dosage. Discuss with the professional.

Costs will vary depending on where you live. Different countries, different prices.

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If you do take malarone we found its best taken at night after meal.it is one of the best but not cheap.

sweden
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Thanks!!!!

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Hi! i am also travelling to the voyager in september - does anyone know whether its necessary to have the rabies jab?? help!!

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No you dont need the rabies jab

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You don't need a Yellow Fever Certificate to enter Kenya if you are travelling direct from Europe. However, if you transit in Africa, you may be asked for it. I use Ethiopian Airways once or twice a year and have been asked for the YF Cert twice.

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