I plan on travelling to Kenya soon to do some volunteer work. As I have been travelling around for a long time I have given up my previous residency in the Netherlands which means I no longer have the national health insurance and my travel insurance has also run out.

So my question is; is it possible for me to obtain vaccinations in Austria if I do not have any insurance?

Can I just pay it out of my own pocket? Or is insurance required to even go see a doctor or specialist. I need to get the yellow fever vaccination.

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    Not posting as an answer because I'm not entirely sure, but I believe the Tropeninstitut in Wien don't require that you have insurance. At any rate, it might be worth your while to contact them and ask.
    – Pont
    Sep 9, 2019 at 13:02

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In Austria, the costs for travel vaccinations are not covered by the regular health insurance, but must be paid in full by the person requesting them. Source: Austrian Government's Health Portal

Not being insured should not prevent you from getting the recommended vaccinations.

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