Here are some frequently asked questions about Yellow Fever Vaccinations (YFV) from India:
Is yellow fever vaccination required?
All visitors travelling from India to Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, Nigeria, Mali, Ghana and Ethiopia are required to be vaccinated against yellow fever with an international certificate proving so.
While there is no health check on departure from India, you will be checked upon your return. Thus, it is mandatory to be in possession of a valid international vaccination certificate of yellow fever before your departure. This certificate must be issued from an approved vaccination center.
Visitors travelling directly from India to South Africa, Tanzania, Zambia or Zimbabwe do NOT need a yellow fever vaccination. However, any person entering these countries from an infected area or having been in transit through infected areas must be in possession of a valid International Certificate of Vaccination against Yellow Fever.
The full list of Yellow Fever endemic countries:
Africa: Angola, Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Congo, Cote d’Ivoire (Ivory Coast), Democratic Republic of Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Kenya, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Sudan, South Sudan, Togo, and Uganda.
South America: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, French Guyana, Guyana, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, and Venezuela.
When should I get the vaccination?
The yellow fever vaccination needs to be given at least ten days before arriving in a yellow-fever-endemic area and must be administered at an approved yellow fever vaccination center.
What documents are required?
To get an valid certification of yellow fever vaccination, you are required to bring your original passport and your international travel tickets. It is also recommended to have Rs 300 in change (cost of vaccination at govt. institutes).
What time should I show up for the vaccination?
Most public health centres open at 9 am, Monday – Friday. However, there is a limited quota of vaccinations issued everyday (less than 100 usually). Thus, it is recommended to show up earlier in order to be ahead in the line.
How long is the yellow fever vaccine valid for?
The yellow fever vaccination certificate is valid for ten years, after which a booster shot is recommended.
Can I be exempted from producing a vaccination certificate?
The under mentioned persons are exempted from production yellow fever vaccination certificate:
- Infants below the age of six months.
- Any person suffering from some chronic illness and has poor resistance and is thereby exempted from being vaccinated.
- Crew and passengers of an aircraft transiting through an airport located in yellow fever infected area provided the Health Officer is satisfied that such persons remained within the airport premises during the period of stay.
What are the re-entry requirements by the Ministry of Health?
The Ministry of Health, Government of India, has issued an advisory for passengers coming/returning to India from yellow fever endemic countries. Please read the full advisory here: click to view PDF.
List of countries listed as YF endemic according to WHO
Click here to view the list of yellow fever endemic countries as amended by WHO. The Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Government of India, follows this list.
Can I get the vaccination in Kenya?
No, it is NOT advisable to take the vaccination in a Yellow Fever endemic country as it takes ten days for the vaccine to take effect.
Where can I get the yellow fever vaccination?
List of designated hospitals and clinics which administer the vaccine for yellow fever:
|No||PHOs/APHOs||Days and Timings||Contact Details|
|1||Airport Health Organization Delhi – Airport Health Officer Airport Health Organization IGI Airport Opp. Radisson Hotel Near New Toll Barrier Mahipal Pur New Delhi-110037||Tuesday & Thursday 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM (Registration 12.00 Noon to 1.00 PM on the day of Vaccination)||011-25655081(O) 011-25655079(F) 011-25652129 (YF Hosp.) firstname.lastname@example.org|
|2||Port Health Organization Chennai – Port Health Organization Rajaji Salai Chennai-600001||Every Monday & Wednesday 10.00 AM to 2.00 PM (Registration upto 10.30 AM only)||044-25225858 (O) 09003080850 (M) email@example.com|
|3||Porth Health Organization Kerala – Port Health Officer Port Health Organisation Willingdon Island Cochin-682009 Kerala||Wednesday & Friday in every week excluding Holidays 10:00 AM – 02:30 PM||0484-2666060 / 0484-2666024 (O) 09495932702 (M) firstname.lastname@example.org & email@example.com|
|4||Port Health Organization Visakhapatnam – Port Health Officer Port Health Organization Port Area Visakhapatnam-35 Andhra Pradesh||Every Monday & Thursday 10AM-1.30 PM*||0891-2562681 (O) 0891-2562681 (F) 08333040943 (M) firstname.lastname@example.org|
|5||Port Health Organization Gujarat – Port Health Officer Port Health Organization Kandla P.O. Kandla Port-370210 (Kachchh) Gujarat||On every working Thursday from 10.00 AM to 01.00 PM||02836-270189 / 270220 / 270312 (O) 02836-270189 (F) 09428506206 (M) email@example.com|
|6||Port Health Organization Kolkata – Port Health Officer Port Health Organization Marine House Kolkata-700022||Monday Wednesday Friday (to report by 12.30 PM)||033-22230904/0414 (O) 033-22230435 (F) 09433184524 (M) firstname.lastname@example.org|
|7||Airport Health Organization Kolkata – Airport Health Organization NSCBI Airport Kolkata-700052||Tuesday & Thursday 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM||033-25119044 (O) 033-25119370 (F) 09831047763 / 08902497324 (M)email@example.com|
|8||Airport Health Organization Mumbai – Airport Health Officer Incharge Airport Health Organization C.S.I. Airport Next to Ambassador Sky Chef Sahar Mumbai-400099||Monday to Friday 10.00 AM to 4.00 PM||022-28392302(O) 022-28322353(O) 022-28392429(F) firstname.lastname@example.org|
|9||Port Health Organization Goa – Port Health Officer Port Health Organisation Marmagoa Harbour Goa-403803||Thursday 09:00 AM to 12:00||0832-2520292/1886 (O) 0832-2520292 09503130983 (M) email@example.com|
|10||Port Health Organization Mumbai – Seamens Medical Examination Organisation & Yellow Fever Vaccination Centre Nav Bhavan Building Ground Floor Ramjibhai Kamani Marg Ballard Estate Mumbai-400001||Monday to Friday 10.30 AM to 12.30 PM||022-22612256 (O) – YFV Centre 022-22020027 (Head Office) 022-22020814 (F) firstname.lastname@example.org|
|11||General Hospital Gandhinagar – General Hospital Oppt. S.T. Depot Sector No. 12 Gandhinagar (Ahmedabad) Gujarat||Every Monday 09.00 AM to 01.00 PM||079-23221931/32/13 (O) 079-23222733 (F) email@example.com|
|12||Bhavsinhji General Hospital Porbandar – Near Railway Station Porbandar Gujarat||Thursday 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM||0286-2242910(O) 0286-2242910(F) firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com|
|13||Armed Force Clinic Dalhousie Road New Delhi||Wednesday & Friday 09:00 AM – 05:00 PM||011-23019405(O) 011-23792356(F)|
|14||Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation – Yellow Fever Vaccination Center Sardar Patel Bhavan Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation Head Office Ground Floor Danapith Ahmedabad-1||Every Tuesday & Thursday12:00 Noon to 5:00 PM (Lunch Hr: 2.00 to 2.30 PM)||079-25391811 Ext. 698 (O) 09879446691 (M)|
|15||Municipal Corporation of Delhi – Municipal Corporation of Delhi Public Health Department 19th Floor Dr. S.P. Mukerjee Civic Centre J.L. Nehru Marg Minto Road New Delhi-02||Monday & Friday 10:00 AM to 12:00||011-23226913(O) 011-23226920(F)|
|16||Urban Health Centre Goa – Behind National Theatre Panaji Goa||Every Month 2nd & 4th Wednesday 9.00 AM to 1.00 PM||0832-2426495 firstname.lastname@example.org|
|17||Public Health Institute Bengaluru (Bangalore) – Joint Director (Labs) Public Health Institute Sheshadri Road Opp. To S.J. Polytechnic Bengaluru-560001||Every Wednesday 10.30 AM to 1.30 PM* (*If there is Government Holiday next day will be the vaccination Day.)||080-22210248 / 22213824 (O) 080-22277389 (F) email@example.com|
|18||Dr. RML Hospital New Delhi – Yellow Fever Vaccination Centre Room No. 2 Old College of Nursing RML Hospital New Delhi-110001||Wednesday – 10 AM -11.30 AM Saturday 9.30 AM – 11.00 AM||011-23404668 011-23404417 firstname.lastname@example.org|
|19||All India Institute Of Hygiene & Public Health Kolkata – Department of Microbiology All India Institute Of Hygiene & Public Health Bidhannagar Campus 27 & 27B J.C. Block Sector III Salt Lake-700098 (Near Tank No.14) Kolkata||Friday 11:00 AM- 01:00 PM (Reporting Time 10.00 AM)||033-23359556(O) 033-22418717(F)|
|20||Central Research Institute Himachal Pradesh – Treatment Centre Central Research Institute Kasauli Himachal Pradesh-173204||Every Monday & Thursday between 1.30 PM to 4.30 PM||01792-273209 (O)01792-272016 (F)|
|21||International Inoculation Centre New Delhi – Near St. Thomas School Mandir Marg New Delhi-110001||Wednesday & Friday 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM||011-23362284 email@example.com|
|22||Commandant Base Hospital Delhi Cantt. POKirby Place Delhi||Daily||011-23337177 Ext. 37008 (O) 011-25681531 (F)|
|23||King Institute of Preventive Medicine and Research Guindy Chennai||Friday 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM||044-22501520 / 22500592 (O) 044-22501263 (F) firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com|
|24||Balrampur Hospital Lucknow – Gola Ganj Lucknow (U.P.)||Every Wednesday 10.00 AM to 1.00 PM||09335281326 (M) firstname.lastname@example.org|
|25||Institute of Preventive Medicine Hyderabad – Public Health Labs and Food (Health) Admn. Narayanaguda Hyderabad-29||Tuesday and Friday 09:00 AM to 02:00 PM||040-27557728(O) 040-27567894(F)|
|26||Guru Gobind Singh Govt. Hospital Jamnagar – Pandit Nehru Marg Jamnagar-361008 Gujarat||Monday and Thursday 03:30 PM to 06:00 PM||0288-2550240 (O) 0288-2679592 (F) email@example.com|
|27||Station Health Organisation (Navy) Old Navy Nagar Colaba Mumbai-400005||Daily only for serving persons 08:00 AM to 2:30 PM||022-22152080 (O) 022-22152080(F)|
• Airport Health Organization
• Armed Forces Clinic – Dalhousie Road, New Delhi
• Municipal Corporation of Delhi – Minto Road
• Dr. RML Hospital New Delhi
• International Inoculation Centre New Delhi – Mandir Marg
• Commandant Base Hospital Delhi – Kirby Place
• Airport Health Organization Mumbai
• Port Health Organization Mumbai (Ballard Estate)
• Station Health Organisation (Navy) – Colaba
• J J Hospital Byculla, Mumbai.
Information for JJ Hospital Byculla
Visit the OPD Department of the Hospital (Entry through Gate No. 6 of the Hospital)
From the Central Counter (It is right in the middle with many Windows (go to window no. 11). Even though it is not a room, it is Numbered as Room Nos. 11) take a Slip (for first time registration as an OPD patient) by showing your passport and Pay Rs. 10
Then go to Room No. 50 and request them for the Yellow Fever vaccination. They are very helpful and will guide your further.
Please note timings are from 9.30 to 12.30 only. You need to reach hospital before 12.00 to complete the process within the time.
• King Institute of Preventive Medicine, Guindy
• Port Health Organization Chennai
• King Institute of Preventive Medicine and Research Guindy
• Public Health Institute Bengaluru, Seshadri Road
• Institute of Preventive Medicine Hyderabad – Narayanaguda
• Port Health Organization Kolkata
• Airport Health Organization Kolkata
• All India Institute Of Hygiene & Public Health Kolkata
• Port Health Organization Kerala
• Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation
• General Hospital Gandhinagar
• Urban Health Centre Goa, Panaji
• Port Health Organization Goa (Marmugao)
• Guru Gobind Singh Govt. Hospital Jamnagar
• Port Health Organization Gujarat
• Central Research Institute Himachal Pradesh
• Balrampur Hospital Lucknow – Gola Ganj
• Bhavsinhji General Hospital Porbandar
• Port Health Organization Visakhapatnam
A word of advice: Yellow fever vaccines are good for 10 years after you take them. If you have safari plans for the future, we suggest you take the vaccine while the supplies are abundant. That way, no long waits and anxious lines when it comes to travel. With visa on arrival facilities available, you can simply hop on a plane and start your safari in no time.
Note: The information above is to the best of our knowledge. While we make all efforts to have accurate and reliable details updated here, it is recommended that you cross-check the information with the respective authorities before taking any decisions.