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Old 31.03.2011, 09:14
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If you're just going to Mombasa, I personally would not bother with shots. I didn't when I visited in '97 and I did not bother in 2003 when I went to SA and Zim.

Also you can take anti-malaria tablets beforehand or when you get malaria symptoms.

Back in '97, there was no EF to ask these questions to so I resorted to Googling it. Of course Google had not been invented then so I had to be creative.
You could also play Russian Roulette as well. Pretty much the same thing.

Simple answer is go to your GP and ask. Basically put, if you can afford to get there you can afford the shots. You DO need anti malarials - there IS malaria in Mombassa (2 weeks before to 6 weeks after visit normally), Larium is commonly recommended which sometimes has the odd interesting side effect. You should have Hepatitus A and B and have your other general shots updated. There is NO yellow fever in Kenya, the requirement for certain visitors is to stop it getting there from areas (S America basically) where it is endemic.

However your GP's office can tell you all that and the cost. Go now, not at the last minute.
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Old 31.03.2011, 10:22
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If you're just going to Mombasa, I personally would not bother with shots. I didn't when I visited in '97 and I did not bother in 2003 when I went to SA and Zim.

Also you can take anti-malaria tablets beforehand or when you get malaria symptoms.

Back in '97, there was no EF to ask these questions to so I resorted to Googling it. Of course Google had not been invented then so I had to be creative.
Seyon, after reading your recommendations for installing the ceiling lights you obviously have a cavalier attitude to life and I think you probably believe all these injections and pills are for the softies.

So stand up and be a strong pussie cat, save some of your money and go without. Also cats won't get yellow fever, you might get cat aids in Kenya though, so do take some condoms.

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Old 31.03.2011, 10:45
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Seyon, after reading your recommendations for installing the ceiling lights you obviously have a cavalier attitude to life and I think you probably believe all these injections and pills are for the softies.

So stand up and be a strong pussie cat, save some of your money and go without. Also cats won't get yellow fever, you might get cat aids in Kenya though, so do take some condoms.

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Re: Visiting Kenya - how much do the vaccines and tablets cost ?

The soonest I could get from the doctor was the 20th April...I hope is enough time. They told me 6 weeks before will be fine.
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By the way, Where is the embassy of Kenya in Switzerland? I will need a Visa I think.
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maybe it's here by courtesy of Google.
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Really? Never use google before... I try that address but no more than a sturbucks an a offices buiding. If there I couldn't find it.
It would of course, be nice, if, when you have already checked something out, you could say so when phrasing your question. I don't like wasting my time much. However, someone else might ask the same question and be glad of the info so here goes:

www.local.ch brings up this address
Consulate Kenya
avenue de la Paix 1-3
1202 Genève

Phone:022 906 40 57
Phone:022 906 40 56
Fax:022 731 29 05
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Also you can take anti-malaria tablets beforehand or when you get malaria symptoms.
Don't underestimate malaria - one of my school friends died of cerebral meningitis while holidaying in Malawi. Prevention is definately better than cure.
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You could also play Russian Roulette as well. Pretty much the same thing.

Simple answer is go to your GP and ask. Basically put, if you can afford to get there you can afford the shots. You DO need anti malarials - there IS malaria in Mombassa (2 weeks before to 6 weeks after visit normally), Larium is commonly recommended which sometimes has the odd interesting side effect. You should have Hepatitus A and B and have your other general shots updated. There is NO yellow fever in Kenya, the requirement for certain visitors is to stop it getting there from areas (S America basically) where it is endemic.

However your GP's office can tell you all that and the cost. Go now, not at the last minute.
I should enter the lottery this week then....

There was a bloke who died there during my holiday. Face-down in the pool full of booze and drugs - do you think malaria had a hand in that too?
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Re: Visiting Kenya - how much do the vaccines and tablets cost ?

I was prescribed malarone for the malaria. And it is not cheap, you take it one week before and ten days after. If I remember rightly.

I also went to the Tropical Disease place at the hospital in Geneva and got every vaccination know to man.

Don't forget to get the visa, it may take a few days. I think they have a website where you can print off the form, or spend a nice afternoon in Sunny Geneva!!!

And it's true - you have to show your vaccination booklet to the nice large lady when you land in Nairobi.
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Re: Visiting Kenya - how much do the vaccines and tablets cost ?

I,m a kenyan just wondering which type of hospital is that which cost 500 bob.
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I,m a kenyan just wondering which type of hospital is that which cost 500 bob.
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Re: Visiting Kenya - how much do the vaccines and tablets cost ?

look go to your Dr here, he will tell you what you need but you need to take maleria medicine before you go.
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Re: Visiting Kenya - how much do the vaccines and tablets cost ?

Do you know any website where I can made the health insurance for my trip to Kenya?
I appreciate english website

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Re: Visiting Kenya - how much do the vaccines and tablets cost ?

Which part of Kenya are you going??
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Which part of Kenya are you going??
Maybe s/he already went as this thread is a year old.

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Re: Visiting Kenya - how much do the vaccines and tablets cost ?

2 years ago i paid 130chf for all shots at the Chuv hospital. I did not take the tablets as i didnt want to have to worry about the side effects. Just made sure i was covered well to prevent myself from getting bitten.
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2 years ago i paid 130chf for all shots at the Chuv hospital. I did not take the tablets as i didnt want to have to worry about the side effects. Just made sure i was covered well to prevent myself from getting bitten.
I am pretty sure that 130 CHF doesn't include Hepatitis vaccination...
I went to neighboring Tanzania for 3 weeks this summer. It's true that Serengeti (and Masai Mara on kenyan side) are somewhat high (around 1500m if I remember), but there are mosquitoes, just not so many.
I took malarone as it should be done (1 day prior, 7 days after return) and no side effects. Even when you will be always dressed full length, you will get bitten few times (and you need to get there, usually through big cities that are lower, with a LOT of mosquitoes). Chances are not so high that you will get malaria if you think a little bit (sun goes down, you go down), but it's a slight russian roulette. And cerebral malaria prevalent there can kill you within 24h from infection, in extreme cases. Just prepare your last will, it's not a trip to local zoo
Tse-tse are quite common in some parts of park, but their infection rate with sleeping sickness is very low (usually more than hundred bites cause sleeping sickness). I used masai-style blanket after first bite and no more bites.
Have some diarrhea medicine, this is probable (and I guess very annoying during park rides ))
Also, if you fly through some african countries (like I did through Etiopia), you NEED yellow fever vaccination. And on Zanzibar, they were checking everybody, no matter where he came from.
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Re: Visiting Kenya - how much do the vaccines and tablets cost ?

The visa you will get at the airport for the price of 50 dollars.
The flight better edelweiss it goes direct to Mombasa but an hour stop in kilimanjaroSwiss air goes to Nairobi and then have to change to a local airline Kenya airways which you will have to wait for atleast 5 hours.
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