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March 16, 2022

Health Alert-Measles


Health Message for U.S. Citizens
March 16, 2022

Health Alert-Measles

Location: Kenya, Country wide
Event: The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 1 Travel Health Notice for Measles in Africa.
Actions to Take:
• All travelers to Africa, including infants and pre-school aged children, should be fully vaccinated against measles, according to CDC immunization schedules.
• If you are not sure if you or your travel companions are fully protected against measles, schedule an appointment to see your healthcare provider at least one month before traveling so that you have enough time to get vaccinated.
• Some people should not get a measles-containing vaccine or should wait. If you don’t think you can safely receive a measles-containing vaccine, talk to your doctor and consider making alternative travel plans.
• Visit the CDC Travelers Health Page at https://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel for travelers to Kenya to learn more.

· U.S. Embassy Nairobi, Kenya
United Nations Avenue, Gigiri
+254 (0) 20 363 6451
+254 (0) 20 363 6000 (after hours)


· State Department – Consular Affairs
+1-888-407-4747 for calls from the United States or Canada
+1-202-501-4444 for calls from overseas (Kenya)
· Kenya Country Information
· Enroll in Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive alerts
· Follow us on Facebook and Twitter: @USEmbassyKenya and @CDCKenya

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