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Do I need Yellow Fever for Nairobi and Mombassa?

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Do I need Yellow Fever for Nairobi and Mombassa?

I am due to travel to Nairobi and do a safari for 5 days, then fly to Mombassa.... the nurse has told me I need a £46!!! Yellow fever vaccine..

does anyone know whether this is essential?

Thank you very much!

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1. Re: Do I need Yellow Fever for Nairobi and Mombassa?

Not if you are arriving from the UK.

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2. Re: Do I need Yellow Fever for Nairobi and Mombassa?

hi, this question has been answered on many posts by many people with far more knowledge than me, most of them will tell you no you dont need it but we were advised to have it in 2007 when we travelled to Kenya for the first time. I think it lasts for 10 years so at £4.60 a year is pretty cheap.

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3. Re: Do I need Yellow Fever for Nairobi and Mombassa?

Hi

thank you for your message.. I will fly from the UK to Nairobi so don't need it for then... but what about when I fly from Nairobi to Mombassa?

Thanks very much

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4. Re: Do I need Yellow Fever for Nairobi and Mombassa?

Hi

Thanks for your message

I don't want to have a jab unless it's vital as I tend to react... and being unemployed at the moment £46 in full is a lot of money to me...

but yes obviously if there is a risk I would of course have to pay it.

I'm not sure if I may need a vaccine certificate to get into Nairobi.. or then into Mombassa?

Thank you

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5. Re: Do I need Yellow Fever for Nairobi and Mombassa?

Hi,

Mombasa is still in Kenya, you would only need a yellow fever certificate if you left Kenya to visit another African country

The risk in Kenya is minuscule as there has not been a case here for over 15 years

Edited: 19 January 2010, 13:52
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