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, 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.
Gap between Oral Polio Vaccination (OPV) and Yellow Fever Vaccination
If you are travelling to Kenya, you will need to take the OPV vaccination as well as the Yellow Fever Vaccination. It is recommended you take both together, or else you may be forced to wait for a period of 1 month between the two vaccinations.
Where can I get the yellow fever vaccination?
List of designated hospitals and clinics which administer the vaccine for yellow fever:
|S. No.||YELLOW FEVER VACCINATION CENTRE||Address||Officer Incharge||Date and Timing of Yellow Fever Vaccination Center||Contact Detail|
|1||AIRPORT HEALTH ORGANISATION, New Delhi||Airport Health|
New Building, Mahipalpur, Near Radisson Blu Hotel, On Approach Road to T-3
|Dr. Sanjay Mattoo, Airport|
|Monday ,Tuesday, Thursday & Friday|
2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
|2||Armed Force Clinic, New|
|Dalhousie Road, New|
|Mr. Rajeev Mehra, Lt. Col, OIC Medical Stores||Monday – Friday|
09:00 AM – 05:00 PM
|3||Public Health Lab Building, Delhi||Near Gate 3, Vidhan Sabha Metro Station, Opp. Civil Lines Police Station, Alipur Road, Delhi||Dr. Ompal Singh||Monday & Friday|
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
|4||Dr. RML Hospital, New Delhi||Yellow Fever Vaccination Centre, Room No. 2, Old College of Nursing, RML Hospital, New Delhi-|
|Dr. Smita Roy, Chief Medical Officer Dr. P.K. Das Chief Medical Officer (SAG)||Wednesday –|
10 AM – 11.30 AM Saturday
9.30 AM – 11.00 AM
|5||Health Department, International Inoculation Centre, New Delhi. Online appointment required!||International Inoculation Centre, Near St. Thomas School, Mandir Marg, New Delhi-110001||Dr. Shakuntala Srivastav||Wednesday & Friday|
2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
|6||Commandant, Base Hospital, Delhi||Commandant, Base Hospital, Delhi Cantt., Delhi-10||Col. Amita Chaturvedi|
Lt. Col. Smita Moudgil
08:00 AM – 01:00 PM
|1||PORT HEALTH ORGANISATION, Kolkata||Port Health Organization|
Marine House, Kolkata-
|Dr. M.K. Bag, Port Health|
|Monday, Wednesday & Friday|
12 PM – 12:30 PM, followed by vaccination.
|2||AIRPORT HEALTH ORGANISATION, Kolkata||Airport Health|
NSCBI Airport, Kolkata-
|Dr. A.K. Mandal, Airport|
|Tuesday & Thursday|
12.00 PM -2.30 PM
|3||All India Institute of Hygiene and Public Health (AIIH&PH), 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)
11:00 AM- 01:00 PM
|1||AIRPORT HEALTH ORGANISATION, Mumbai||Airport Health|
C.S.I. Airport, Next to Ambassador Sky Chef, Sahar, Andheri (E), Mumbai-400099
|Dr. Amitabha Dan/ Dr. A.R. Passi||Monday ,Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday,|
10.00 AM – 11.30 AM Vaccination timings
12.00 PM -01.00 PM
|2||PORT HEALTH ORGANISATION, Mumbai||Seamen’s Medical|
& Yellow Fever Vaccination Center, Nav Bhavan Building, Ramjbhai Kamani Marg, Ballard Estate, Mumbai-400001
|Dr. Deepak Sule, Port Health|
|Monday ,Tuesday, Thursday & Friday, Wednesday Only for Seafarers (Original CDC Must)(Except Govt. of India Holidays)|
|3||Station Health Organisation|
|Station Health Organisation (Navy), Old Navy Nagar, Colaba, Mumbai-400005||Dr. Rajesh Batllish||Daily only for serving persons|
09:00 AM – 1:00 PM*
|4||Grant Medical College & Sir J. J. Groups of Hospital, Byculla, Mumbai||Vaccination Centre No. 50|
OPD Building, J J Marg, Nagpada-Mumbai Central, Off Jijabhoy Road, Mumbai
– 400 008
|Dr. Lalit Sankhe, Associate Professor, Community Medicine||Monday to Friday|
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
|5||Family Welfare Regional Training Centre, Mumbai||332, S.V.P. Road, Khetwadi, Mumbai, Maharashtra|
|Dr. N. R. K. Behera||Wednesday and Friday|
2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
|6||B.J. Govt. Medical College (BJMC), Pune||Jai Prakash Narayan Road, Near Pune Railway Station, Pune, Maharashtra 411001||Dr. Shelke||Every Monday and|
09.00 AM – 12.30 PM
|020- 26126010 (O)|
|1||PORT HEALTH ORGANISATION, Chennai||Port Health Organisation, Rajaji Salai,|
|Dr. J. Kadhirvelu, Port Health|
|Monday & Wednesday|
10:00 AM- 1:30 PM
|2||King Institute of Preventive Medicine and Research, Chennai||King Institute of Preventive Medicine and Research, Guindy, Chennai-600032||Dr. Sasikala Rajkumar, Deputy Director||Tuesdays 10.00AM -12.00|
PM & Fridays
10.00 AM -12.00 PM
|3||PORT HEALTH ORGANISATION Tuticorin||Port Health Officer, Port|
Health Organization No. B-
20, World Trade Avenue, New Harbour, Tuticorin-
628004 Tamil Nadu
|Dr. P. Poornima||Every Tuesday,|
11:00 A.M. to 01:00 P.M.
|1||PORT HEALTH ORGANISATION, Cochin||Port Health Organisation|
|Dr. K.A. Shyamini, Port|
10 AM -1.00 PM (excluding Public Holidays)
|2||AIRPORT HEALTH ORGANISATION Cochin||Airport Health|
Cochin International Airport Ltd. Nedumbassery, Cochin-
|Dr. Raphael Teddy|
Airport Health Officer
|Tuesday and Thursday (excluding public holidays)|
09:30 AM – 11:30 AM
|1||PORT HEALTH ORGANISATION, Visakhapatnam||Port Health Organization|
Port Area, Visakhapatnam-
|Dr.Anit Gayen, Port Health|
|Tuesday & Thursday|
10 AM-1.30 PM
|1||Institute of Preventive Medicine, Public Health Labs and Food (Health) Admin||Public Health Labs and Food (Health) Admn., Narayanaguda, Hyderabad-29||Dr. Ch. Lavanya , Medical Officer,||Tuesday and Friday|
10:30 AM – 05:00 PM
|1||GMERS Medical College attached General Hospital, Gandhinagar, Gujarat||Oppt. S.T. Depot, Sector No. 12, Gandhinagar, Gujarat- 382012||Dr. Bipin Nayak, Medical|
9.00 AM- 12.00PM
|2||Bhavsinhji (General) Hospital, Porbandar||Near Railway Station, Porbandar, Gujarat||Dr. Manjiri Mankodi Chief District Medical Officer cum Civil Surgeon||Thursday|
9:30 AM – 12:30 PM
|3||PORT HEALTH ORGANISATION, Kandla||Port Health Organization Kandla Port, New Kandla Kutch District – 370210||Dr. S.P. Singh, Port Health|
10 AM-1.00 PM
|4||A.M.C., Health E.P.I. Department, Ahmedabad||Yellow Fever Vaccination Center, Sardar Patel Bhavan, Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation Head Office, Ground Floor, Danapith, Ahmedabad-1||Dr. Amit Begda||Tuesday & Thursday|
11:00 AM – 5:00 PM
|5||Guru Gobind Singh Govt. Hospital, Gujarat||Pandit Nehru Marg|
|Dr. P.M. Gosai, RMO||Monday and Thursday|
03:00 PM – 05:00 PM
|6||Civil Hospital, Surat||Jay Prakash Narayan Marg, Majura Gate, Surat-|
|Dr. Vadel, Medical|
10:00 AM-2:00 PM
|0261 224 4985 (O)|
|1||PORT HEALTH ORGANISATION, Marmagoa||Port Health Organisation|
Marmagoa Harbour, Goa-403803
|Dr. Mangesh Patil, Port|
9.00 AM – 12.00 PM
|2||Urban Health Centre, Panaji||Urban Health Centre, Behind National Theatre Panaji, Goa||Dr. Preetam P. Naik, Health|
09:00 AM – 1:00 PM
|3||Urban Health Centre, Margao, Goa||Padre Miranda Rd, Pajifond, Margao, Goa|
|Dr. Martina Fernandes||Every Friday|
9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
|1||Treatment Centre, Central|
Research Institute, Kasauli
|Treatment Centre, Central Research Institute, Kasauli, Himachal Pradesh-173204||Dr. Santosh Kutty, CMO(SAG)||Monday & Thursday|
2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
|Public Health Institute, Bengalure||Joint Director (Labs), Public Health Institute, Sheshadri Road, Opp. S.J. Polytechnic, Bengalure-|
10:30 AM – 12:00 PM
|1||King George’s Medical|
University, UP, Lucknow-
|Department of Community Medicine & Public Health, KGMU, Lucknow||Dr. Jamal Masood||Thursday|
10:00 AM – 1:00 PM
|DAMAN & DIU|
|1||Community Health Centre, Moti Daman||Fort Area, Moti Daman, Daman Union Territory –|
|Dr. Sangeeta Joshi||1st and 3rd Tuesday of|
9:30 AM – 12:30 PM
|2||Community Health Centre, Ghoghla, Diu||Community Health Center, Ghoghla, Diu(U.T.)||Dr. Sahoo||1st and 3rd Tuesday of|
9:30 AM – 12:30 PM
|1||AIIMS, Bhubaneshwar||Patrapada, Chotaraypur, Dumduma, Bhubaneshwar, Odisha – 751019||Dr. Pragya, Dr. Vikas Bhatia||Monday and Thursday –|
9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
|0674 – 2476789 (O)|
|1||District Hospital, Raipur||Janta Colony, Raipur, Chhattisgarh 492001||Dr. V. R. Bhagat||2nd Wednesday of Every|
9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
|077140 44108 (O)|
|2||AIIMS, Raipur||Tatibandh, G E Road, Raipur, Chhattisgarh – 492|
|Dr. Anjan Giri||Wednesday|
10:00 AM – 1:00 PM
|0771 2572240 (O)|
|1||AIIMS Bhopal||Immunization Clinic, Hospital Building, AIIMS Bhopal, Saket Nagar, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, India,|
Pin: 462 020
|Dr. Sanjeev Kumar||Wednesday|
09:00 AM- 1:00 PM
|0755 290 2607 (O)|
|1||AIIMS Patna||Room No. 11, Dept. of CFM, AIIMS Patna, Phulwari|
Sharif, Patna, Bihar- 801505
|Dr. Pragya Kumar||Every Tuesday, Registration:|
09:00 AM- 11:00 AM
10:00 AM- 12:30 PM
* Contact the centre before visiting vaccination centre.
• 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.