Uganda Wildlife Education Centre – Health Requirements

Health Requirements for Uganda Wildlife Education Centre Activities

The following vaccinations and health checks are mandatory for an individual to participate in the following; the Chimpanzee Close up Experience and Keeper for a Day program. The vaccinations required executed at least two weeks before participation in the programmes are;

Vaccination/ boosters – please note the times noted in brackets denote the length of validity of each vaccination and to it is important to ensure validity is checked for each one.

1.        Hepatitis A (20 years)

2.        Hepatitis B (5 years)

3.        Measles (MMR) (10 – 15 years)

4.        Meningococcal meningitis(ACWY strains) ( 3 years)

5.        Polio (10 years)

6.        Tetanus (10 years) vaccine

7.        Negative TB test or X ray is also required.

All the chimpanzees at the facility undergo annual health checks and have been tested /vaccinated on the diseases possible and have also tested negative to the HIV and SIV virus. Please inform our personnel in event of cold or flu incidences in the last 48 hours as this could affect your interaction allowed with the animals.

Please note that some people will have some of these health requirements when traveling to Africa BUT generally not all and so it is vital to check your health records and act accordingly to avoid disappointment.