Vaccinations for Ghana

At least two months before departure for Ghana, visit a travel clinic or an individual doctor specializing in travel medicine.

Ghana requires all visitors to have a Yellow Fever Vaccination. All other vaccinations are optional.

We follow the guidelines of the Centers For Disease Control.

Malaria is present in all areas of Ghana including urban areas. CDC provides guidelines for choosing a drug to prevent malaria. Both our staff and volunteers report that taking steps to prevent mosquito bites is at least as important as taking drugs to prevent malaria.

Make sure you are up-to-date on routine vaccines including measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine, diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis vaccine, varicella (chickenpox) vaccine, polio vaccine, and yearly flu shot.

CDC also recommends the Hepatitis A and Hepatitis B vaccines.