Travel Vaccinations for Uganda

Uganda is a country located in East Africa with a population of 42 million people and climate at a high of 30C. Malaria spreads through infected mosquitoes. Travelers should also take steps to avoid mosquito bites and take antimalarials. Chikungunya and dengue, two other mosquito-borne diseases are also present in the region. There is a risk of yellow fever in Uganda. All travellers over the age of nine months must be vaccinated for entry. It is recommended that travellers planning on visiting certain parts of Uganda during the dry season (December – June) receive a meningitis vaccine.


Vaccination Advice When...
Typhoid Vaccination recommended 10 days before travel
Hepatitis A Vaccination recommended 2 weeks before travel
Diphtheria Vaccination recommended 3 months before travel
Tuberculosis *Vaccination sometimes recommended 3 months before travel
Hepatitis B *Vaccination sometimes recommended 2 months before travel
Rabies *Vaccination sometimes recommended 1 month before travel
Meningitis *Vaccination sometimes recommended 2-3 weeks before travel
Cholera *Vaccination sometimes recommended 2 weeks before travel
Yellow Fever Certificate of vaccination required if arriving from an infected area and vaccination recommended for all travellers visiting endemic areas 10 days before travel
Japanese B encephalitis Not required
Tick-borne encephalitis Not required