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Vaccinations for Ghana

Travel vaccinations

for Ghana

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Whether you’re tracking elephants in Mole national park or azing on Labadi beach in Accra, you'll want to plan for the injections needed for Ghana. For your Ghana vaccine requirements, make sure you've had all your childhood vaccinations. You’re also likely to need hepatitis A and typhoid vaccine, and possibly cholera depending on your circumstances. Finally there are specialist vaccinations for Ghana you might need such as rabies, hepatitis B and meningitis ACWY if you’re at risk. Remember, you’ll need the yellow fever vaccination as this is a mandatory requirement for entry to Ghana. What vaccines you need really depends on your individual risk and your activities. During our travel risk assessment, we’ll help you decide on the vaccinations needed for Ghana as this will be specific to your personal circumstances. As a guide, we've created this simple table which summarises all the immunisations for travel to Ghana that you might need.

What travel vaccinations do I need for Ghana?

  • Do remember, the travel vaccinations you’ll need for Ghana will depend on: 

    • which areas you will be visiting 

    • the time of the year

    • what kind of activities you will be participating in

    • your age and general health

    • and on your individual risk assessment

Dr Ravi Gowda

Dr Ravi Gowda, Consultant in Infectious Diseases or one of his highly trained clinical colleagues will be looking after your Ghana vaccine requirements. Find out more about the Health Klinix team.

Who will be providing your travel injections for Ghana?

"There have been outbreaks of Listeriosis in Africa. These outbreaks are linked to the consumption of ready-to-eat processed meat. You should practice good food hygiene, and always wash hands thoroughly with soap and water before preparing or consuming food.


Schistosomiasis is common in the Volta region and rivers in Ghana. It's a parasitic infection transmitted through contaminated fresh water. Commonly known as “swimmer’s itch”, early symptoms include a rash, skin irritation, fever and muscle aches. If you don't get treated for schistosomiasis, you can end up with long-term complications, so it's important to get treatment early if you start to get any symptoms."

Dr Gowda's top tip for travel to Ghana

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How it works
Book an appointment online

1. Book an appointment online

Book and pay for your travel consultation online for £30.

Attend your consultation

2. Attend your travel consultation

Complete an easy online travel risk assessment and attend your consultation.

Get your vaccinations

3. Get your vaccinations

Get all the advice and vaccinations you need and you're ready to go.

Frequently asked questions
  • The total cost is likely to vary depending on which vaccinations you need for your trip. You can see the recommended vaccinations and the price per dose in the table above.

    Please note; you will need to book a travel consultation before we can administer travel vaccinations and this costs £30 (1 person)

  • This depends on the vaccine. For example, one shot of yellow fever vaccination is lifelong. Have a look at our individual disease pages for more information.

  • You’ll need 4 weeks to complete some vaccinations like rabies, so you should start planning at least 6 weeks before. However, it’s still possible for you to have vaccinations last minute, so please ask us.

  • Yellow fever is generally safe but can have serious side effects in some groups of people.

  • We’d strongly recommend that you avoid travelling to Ghana if you’re pregnant unless absolutely necessary. There’s a high risk of malaria in Ghana. Malaria in pregnancy can harm your baby and malaria can be much more severe for you in pregnancy

  • Yes, but there are some age restrictions for some vaccines. Please have a look at our disease specific pages for typhoid, hepatitis A and yellow fever.

  • Yes, it’s important that you’re fully vaccinated if you have underlying health problems but yellow fever can’t be given to people with some conditions, you can find out more on our yellow fever page.

  • You’re generally at high risk of malaria in Ghana and we would recommend you take malaria tablets. Although you'll be taking malaria tablets in Ghana, it’s important for you to be aware that they’re not 100% effective. You should also make sure you avoid mosquito bites by using insect repellent and sleeping under mosquito nets.


    We've created a helpful table as a guide for malaria. The malaria tablets for Ghana will depend on your individual circumstances, so just  ask us for advice if you have any questions.

    Recommended malaria tablets for Ghana

    Malaria risk map for Ghana and ACMP

    Malaria Risk Map Ghana
  • You’re at risk of yellow fever in all parts of this country, so we would recommend the yellow fever vaccination before you travel.


    Yellow fever is a viral disease transmitted by the bite of day time biting mosquitoes. It can be very serious and although there’s no treatment there’s a very effective vaccine available. You can read more information about yellow fever including the signs and symptoms on our yellow fever vaccination page.

    You might not be able to receive this vaccination if you have an underlying medical problem, for example, if you have cancer or had chemotherapy. Talk to us for advice as we may be able to issue an exemption certificate that you can show on entry to the country.

    Yellow fever risk map for Ghana
    Source: CDC. Use of these images does not constitute its endorsement or recommendation by the CDC

    Yellow fever Risk Map Ghana
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Ghana is quite a compact country on the west coast of Africa with Accra as its lively capital. Ghana has so much to offer. There's a wealth of beautiful white, sandy beaches and a number of national parks teaming with wildlife. Mole National Park has one of the largest collections of elephants as well as leopards and hyenas. Lions, however, are relatively rare. It's not just wildlife though; Accra has a lively music and art scene particularly in Jamestown. Alternatively you can visit the hustle and bustle of Kantomanto market, the largest second-hand market for clothes. Or, if you prefer you may want to idle the hours away along Labadi beach where anything goes. Whatever you do, it’s important that you travel safely, so we recommend contacting us for advice on Ghana vaccine requirements before your trip.

All about Ghana
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Additional health advice and risks for Ghana

You may also be at risk of the following diseases:

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Ghana vaccine certificate requirements

You’ll need a yellow fever vaccine certificate for entry to the country and should get this from a registered yellow fever vaccination centre before you travel. 

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