Yellow Fever in Kenya

yellow fever Kenya

Yellow fever is an acute viral disease( flavi virus) transmitted by a bite of yellow  fever mosquito (aedes aegypti) Yellow fever begins after an incubation period of three to six days.Most cases only cause a mild infection with fever, headache, chills, back pain, fatigue, loss of appetite(anorexia), muscle pain, nausea, and vomiting.In this  phase the infection lasts only three to four days.Then it enters Toxic phase The toxic  phase of the disease with recurring fever, this time accompanied by jaundice due to liver damage, as well as abdominal pain. Bleeding in the mouth, the eyes, and the gastrointestinal  tract will cause vomit containing blood surviving the infection provides lifelong immunity(Active acquired immunity).
There is no specific  treatment for yellow fever,  only supportive care to treat  dehydration, respiratory  failure, and fever. Associated  bacterial infections can be  treated with antibiotics.  Supportive care may improve outcomes for seriously ill  patients, The yellow fever vaccine is  safe and affordable,  providing effective immunity  against yellow fever within 10 days for more than 90% of  people vaccinated and within  30 days for 99% of people  vaccinated. A single dose of  yellow fever vaccine is  sufficient to confer  sustained immunity and  life-long protection against  yellow fever disease and a  booster dose of yellow fever  vaccine is not needed

Yellow Fever Risk Map Kenya

yellow fever mapPlaces Where you Can get Yellow fever Jab in Kenya

Persons leaving for a yellow fever Kenya infected area are advised in their own interest to get themselves vaccinated and to be in possession of valid yellow fever vaccination certificates before they leave the country.The yellow fever vaccination needs to be given at least ten days before arriving in a yellow-fever-endemic area and must be administered at an approved yellow fever vaccination center.

Required information

  • Name of the applicant
  • Gender
  • Age
  • Address
  • Nationality
  • Vaccination received
  • Date of vaccination

The vaccines are commercially available at a cost of Ksh
: 1500 in Nairobi City Council’s public health department, ports of entry, public health units, and selected clinics in Nairobi and Kisumu Municipal Council’s public health department.

For more information on where you can get yellow fever vaccine in Kenya kindly contact below

Ministry of Health

Afya House, Cathedral Rd, Nairobi City, Kenya

P.O. Box 30016–00100,

Nairobi, Kenya.

Telephone: +254-20-2717077



Yellow-fever certificateLast Modified on June 15,2018

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