Yellow Fever



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Yellow Fever


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Yellow Fever is a disease caused by Yellow Fever Virus. The yellow fever Virus spreads through infected mosquito bites.

Symptoms of Yellow fever include

  1. Fever and flu
  2. bleeding from several body parts
  3. jaundice
  4. certain organ failure like kidney, liver and other organs
  5. in severe cases may lead to death.
Yellow fever vaccination is taken to prevent Yellow Fever disease. Yellow fever vaccine is a live, weakened virus, given as a single shot. The Vaccine will be effective after 10 days of getting the shot, so avoid traveling within 10 days of being administered.

WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION (WHO) approves only 3 manufacturers of Yellow Fever Vaccine
  1. Aventis Pasteur, France
  2. BioManguinhos, Brazil
  3. Institut Pasteur Dakar, Senegal
Yellow fever vaccination is not to be given to
  1. Children aged less than 9 months for routine immunization (or less than 6 months during an epidemic)
  2. Pregnant women – except during a yellow fever outbreak when the risk of infection is high
  3. People with severe allergies to egg protein; and
  4. People with severe immunodeficiency due to symptomatic HIV/AIDS or other causes, or in the presence of a thymus disorder.
You will be given a yellow fever vaccination certificate after the shot, which you need to carry during your international travel. Attaching a model International Certificate of Vaccination or Prophylaxis as recommended by WHO.

For more information check www.who.int/mediacentre/factsheets/fs100/en/Yellow Fever

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X How long does a yellow fever vaccination last ?
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The Yellow Fever Vaccine is effective till life of the vaccinated person. Thus the yellow fever vaccination certificate handed to you should mention validity as "life of person vaccinated".

WHO (World Health Organization) amended and extended the period of validity of Yellow Fever Vaccination Certificate to the life of the person vaccinated, which previously was 10 years only. Please check Yellow Fever Vaccination validity for more details.

YELLOW FEVER VACCINATION VALIDITY

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X Yellow Fever Vaccination countries
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Yellow fever disease has been detected mainly in certain areas of Central Africa and Northern Region of South America.

African countries
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ANGOLA, BARKINAL FAED, BENIN, BURINDI, CAMEROON, CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC, CHAD, COTE D'LVOIRE, CONGO, DEMOCRITIC REPUBIC OF CONGO, EQUATORIAL GUINEA, ETHOPIA,  GABON, GAMBIA, GHANA, GUINEA, GUINEA BISSAU, KENYA, LIBERIA, MALI, MAURITANIA,  NIGAR, NIGERIA, RAWANDA, SAO TOME PRICIPE, SENEGAL, SOMALIA, SUDAN, TOGO, UNITED REPUBLIC OF TANZANIA, UGANDA.

South American countries
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BOLIVIA, BRAZIL, COLMBIA, ECUADOR, FRENCH GUIANA, GAYANA, PANAMA, PERU, SURINAM, VENEZUELA.

This however does not mean that you do not need the Yellow Fever Vaccination if you are not traveling to these countries. Today most Country have made it mandatory to have the Yellow Fever Vaccination Certificate prior entering their territory. This is done because there may be chances of getting infected by a passenger already suffering from yellow fever at international airports or international flights. Thus you need to check carefully the travel documents required by various countries. Again different countries have different regulation for international passengers without a yellow fever vaccination certificate. India for example states (www.immigrationindia.nic.in/Health_regulation2.htm) :

" For entry into India:-
Any person, Foreigner or Indian, (excluding infants below six months) arriving by air or sea without a vaccination certificate of yellow fever will be kept in quarantine isolation for a period up to 6 days if :

>> He arrives in India within 6 days of departure/transit from a yellow fever endemic area.
>> Has come on a ship which has started from or transited at any port in a yellow fever endemic country within 30 days of its arrival in India provided such ship has not been disinfected in accordance with the procedure laid down by WHO."

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X Things to Carry for Yellow Fever Vaccination
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Since the certificate is accepted internationally you will need to bring your original travel document e.g. your original passport.

Some yellow fever vaccination centre at airport may require you to get your traveling flight tickets too.

It is advisable to confirm with the yellow fever vaccination centre for the documents required during booking of appointment for yellow fever vaccination. Most centres require you to book prior appointment for yellow fever vaccination.

While not mandatory but personal experience suggests to bring a pen for signature and a bottle of drinking water too !

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X Cost of yellow fever vaccination ?
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The Cost of yellow fever vaccination in government approved centre is about Rs 300/- (INR). If you purchase the yellow fever vaccination outside, the private centres may charge you 5-10 times more.

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X Where can I get Yellow Fever Vaccination ?
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As told before yellow fever vaccination centre has to be approved by MINISTRY OF HEALTH (Government of India) in order to ensure the quality and safety of the procedures and materials employed. While I mailed both WHO and Ministry of health Department for the details, but both never replied and so I collected the details of all yellow fever vaccination centre in India from the Internet. The Procedures may vary and your reply/experience is always welcome. I am detailing the same as separate comments.

I am specifically avoiding any private centre/doctor details as Yellow Fever Vaccination Certificate issued by them may not be accepted internationally, while government approved centres are ! Please note however that the procedure to get yellow fever vaccination in any government approved centre is quite cumbersome and frustrating. Be patient during the process, its matter of a day in 10 years ! So do carry your headphones and listen to favorite songs during the long tiring que for yellow fever vaccination.

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Yellow Fever Vaccination in Delhi

  1. Yellow Fever Vaccination Centre
    Airport Health Organization (APHO),
    Indira Gandhi International Airport
    Airport Authority of India Quarters
    Terminal 3 Building
    Near Mahipalpur Fly Over
    Delhi

    Days : Tuesday and Thursday
    Registration Timing : 12:00 to 13:00
    Inoculation Timing : 14:00 to 16:00
    Tel No : 011 - 2565 5081 / 2329 5507 / 2565 2129



  2. Public Health Laboratory
    Municipal Corporation,
    Town Hall,
    Alipur Road,
    Delhi

    Days : Monday and Friday
    Registration Timing : No Data
    Inoculation Timing : 10:00 to 12:00
    Tel No : 011 - 2322 6913
  3. Dr. Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital
    Room No. 11 And 12
    Delhi

    Days : Wednesday and Saturday
    Registration Timing : 09:30 to 11:00
    Inoculation Timing : 11:00 to 12:30
    Tel No : 098181 18398 / 011 - 2340 4668 / 2336 5525 / 2373 5337
  4. International Inoculation Centre
    Mandir Marg,
    New Delhi - 110001

    Days : Wednesday and Friday
    Registration Timing : No Data
    Inoculation Timing : 14:00 to 16:00
    Tel No : 098115 47118 / 011 - 2336 2284
  5. Commandant, Base Hospital
    Delhi Cantt.,
    PO Kirby Place
    Delhi

    Days : Monday to Friday
    Registration Timing : No Data
    Inoculation Timing : 08:00 to 13:00
    Tel No : 011 - 2569 3422 / 2569 3423
  6. Armed Force Clinic
    Dalhousie Road,
    New Delhi - 110001

    Days : Monday to Friday
    Registration Timing : No Data
    Inoculation Timing : 09:00 to 17:00
    Tel No : 011 - 2301 9405
Also note we never recommend private organization, please check Where to get Yellow Fever Vaccination for details.
Do share your personal experience with these Yellow Fever Vaccination center in Delhi.  

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Yellow Fever Vaccination in Mumbai

  1. Port Health Organization  
    Down Town office (Near G.P.O.Vaju Kotak Marg)  
    Nav Bhawan Building,
    Ground floor,
    Ballard Estate,
    Ramji Kamani Marg,
    Mumbai - 400 038

    Days : Monday to Friday
    Registration Timing : No data
    Inoculation Timing : 10:00 to 14:30

    Tel No : 022 - 2202 0027 / 2261 2256

  2. Airport Health Office
    Airport Health Organization Bldg,
    Ground Floor,
    Next to Ambassador Flight Kitchen (Flying Chef),
    Near International Airport,
    Sahar Road,
    Vile Parle-E,
    Mumbai-400 099

    Days : Monday to Friday
    Registration Timing : 10:00 to 11:30
    Inoculation Timing : 12:00 to 14:00

    Tel No : 022 - 2839 2302 / 2832 2353 / 3274 7913

  3. Station Health Organisation (Navy)
    Old Navy Nagar,
    Colaba,
    Mumbai

    Days : Monday to Friday (only for serving persons)
    Registration Timing : No Data
    Inoculation Timing : 09:00 to 13:00

    Tel No : 097574 03517 / 022 - 2215 2080

Also remember that we never recommend private organisation for Yellow Fever Vaccination, please check Where to get Yellow Fever Vaccination for details.

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Yellow Fever Vaccination in Kolkata

  1. All India Institute of Hygiene and Public Health
    DEPARTMENT OF MICROBIOLOGY
    BIDHANNAGAR CAMPUS
    27 &27B  J.C. BLOCK,SECTOR III
    SALTLAKE-700098 (Near TANK No.14)
    Kolkata

    Days : Friday
    Registration Timing : No Data
    Inoculation Timing : 11:00 to 13:00
    Tel No : 033 - 2241 2888 / 2335 9556 / 93309 06488



  2. Airport Health Organization
    Dum-Dum Airport,
    Airport Health Officer,
    Airport Health Organization NSCBI Airport,
    Kolkata 700052

    Days : Tuesday & Thursday
    Registration Timing : No Data
    Inoculation Timing : 12:00 to 14:00
    Tel No : 098310 47763 / 033 - 2511 9044 / 2511 8787
  3. Port Health Organization
    Marine House,
    1st floor,
    Hastings,  
    Kolkata - 700 022

    Days : Monday and Wednesday and Friday
    Registration Timing : No Data
    Inoculation Timing : 14:00 to 16:00
    Tel No : 033 - 2223 0904 / 2223 0414 / 2223 0178
Also note we never recommend private organization, please check Where to get Yellow Fever Vaccination for details.
Do share your experience about these Yellow Fever Vaccination center in Kolkata.  

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Yellow Fever Vaccination in Cochin

    Port Health Organization
    Willingdon Island,  
    Cochin - 682 033

    Days : Wednesday and Friday
    Registration Timing : No Data
    Inoculation Timing : 10:00 to 14:30

    Tel No : 0484 - 2666 060 / 2666 392

Also remember that we never recommend private organisation for Yellow Fever Vaccination, please check Where to get Yellow Fever Vaccination for details.

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