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Vaccinations to kenya - help and advice please

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Vaccinations to kenya - help and advice please

hi everyone,

We are a family four traveling to kenya and the seychelles in August.

What vaccinations should we have and how long before we travel should we organise them?

Thanks

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1. Re: Vaccinations to kenya - help and advice please

You just be up to date with the normal jabs but you do need to take anti malarial medication . Speak to your practice nurse or doctor

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Hi,

Lualeni is correct but in addition, if you are travelling from Kenya to the Seychelles then you will need to have the Yellow Fever vaccination and certificate. if you are travelling from the Seychelles to Kenya you will not need it.

From the Seychelles website - seychelles.com/en/…health_regulations.php

<< There is NO risk of contracting malaria, yellow fever, cholera or other common tropical diseases in Seychelles.

No vaccinations are required except in the case of yellow fever where a vaccination is required for travellers over 1 year of age who have come from, or passed through a partly or wholly infected area within the preceding 6 days. Infected areas include certain parts of northern and central South America and central Africa. (South Africa is not considered an infected area.) >>

Kenya is considered to be in the yellow fever belt, though there has not been a case of yellow Fever there since the mid 1990s

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3. Re: Vaccinations to kenya - help and advice please

Thanks v much. Can I ask two questions?.

What other jabs do we need does anyone know and roughly how long before we go should they be organised including yellow fever?

can anyone help?

Thanks

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4. Re: Vaccinations to kenya - help and advice please

You need to have your Yellow Fever Jab at least 10 days before you travel (we've just had ours - £65 per person (including kids) - ouch!), but it covers you for 10 years.

As far as Kenya is concerned (sorry don't know about Seychelles), I think you will need up-to-date Hep A, Hep B, Typhoid, Polio, Tetanus, Diptheria - but you need to check with your GP/Travel Nurse.

On to Malaria tablets - we decided on Malarone as it supposedly has the least side effects, and also it's the only option for kids. I shopped around and found travelpharm.com to be the cheapest at the moment (£2.25 per table for Malarone and £0.64 per tablet for Paediatric Malarone) - you start taking these 2 days before you travel to a Malaria area and continue taking them until 1 week after you return. We're going to Kenya for 3 weeks and need 30 tablets per adult and 60 each for the kids (kids depend on their weight as to how many tablets a day they need).

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5. Re: Vaccinations to kenya - help and advice please

Hi,

You don't need Hep B (you shouldn't be coming into contact with blood), this site will give you the info for both Kenya and the Seychelles

http://www.fitfortravel.nhs.uk/home.aspx

click on the blue text 'recommended for life in Britain' for the standard vaccinations

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6. Re: Vaccinations to kenya - help and advice please

MY holiday to Shanzu beach Mombasa with a one day safari in September,please advise on vaccination.Thankyou

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7. Re: Vaccinations to kenya - help and advice please

Holiday for one week to Shanzu Beach Mombasa with a one day safari,what vaccinations are required.

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8. Re: Vaccinations to kenya - help and advice please

If you're already in Mombasa, as your profile says, then none! If not, then have a look at the link Doff kindly posted or do a search on Google. Plenty of health organisations, including MASTA, advise on what inoculations are necessary.

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