By | April 11, 2017

All details about Yellow fever Vaccine and Lis of Yellow Fever Vaccination Centres in India
Yellow fever vaccine is a vaccine that protects against yellow fever. Yellow fever is a viral infection that occurs in Africa and South America. About 99% of people develop immunity within one month of vaccination and this appears to be lifelong. The vaccine can be used to control outbreaks of disease. It is given either by injection into a muscle or just under the skin.

  • Passengers travelling to and from YF endemic countries (countries where Yellow Fever disease is persisting) are required to be in possession of a “VALID YELLOW FEVER VACCINATION CERTIFICATE” issued by authorized and designated vaccination centers in India.
  • Those found not in possession of such Valid certificate or defective certificate as enumerated by the WHO, are upon reporting by the Immigration Officers are quarantined for a period till the YF certificate becomes “valid” or until a period of six days, reckoned from the date of last possible exposure to infection, has elapsed, whichever occurs first.

Passengers planning to travel to or passing through any of the Yellow Fever endemic country even while seated within the aircraft, are required to have the vaccination and in possession of VALID YELLOW FEVER CERTIFICATE in Original at all times, complete in all respects as per standards laid down by the WHO in its Regulations.

Since the Vaccine is developed and prepared in Chick Embryo, anyone having Allergy to Egg protein must not take the vaccination, as it is likely to lead to severe anaphylactic reaction, which could be fatal. Besides this other absolute contradictions are deficient immunity in individuals under medication for Thymus disease, Cancer, HIV/AIDS, on Corticosteroids for any reasons, suffering from any severe allergies. Those suffering from severe Asthmatic conditions should also avoid taking this vaccination.

The vaccination is valid after 10 days from the date of vaccination and duration of its validity is the life of the person vaccinated.

Vaccination Procedure

The vaccine beneficiary moves in following direction Registration counter → waiting area → Injection Room → Observation Room

  • Yellow Fever Vaccination received in India is valid only if it is received from Govt. of India recognized centers only.
  • 10 PERSONS ARE REQUIRED IN A BATCH (As the vaccine available vial is of 10 dose each & it is opened only when 10 persons are available)
  • FEE – RS.300/- FOR ONE VACCINE, fixed by Govt. of India from time to time.

Mandatory Requirement – Original Passport

  • There has to be gap of four weeks between two different live vaccines.

Please Note:

    • The vaccination services are to be provided as first come first served basis.
    • The registration / token distribution system may be followed to maintain the first come first serve system.
    • At time of registration, the Travel Document (passport) is to be checked and all the vaccinees are instructed to read the necessary information regarding Yellow Fever Vaccination displayed in the registration / waiting area.
    • The vaccinees are informed to bring/keep the Travel Document (passport) and the vaccination fee Rs.300/- with them at the vaccination time.
    • All the vaccinees are instructed to wait in the waiting area and the vaccinees are called for vaccination in batches of 10 persons in vaccination room.
    • All the vaccinees are informed and allowed to read about the side effects / adverse reactions and other related information about Yellow Fever Vaccination.
    • The informed consent is to be taken from all the vaccinees.
    • The entries are filled up in the vaccination register from Travel Document (passport) & subsequently the fee for the vaccination is collected and the receipt for the same is given to vaccinee.
    • The vaccinees are directed to complete the entries related to vaccine in WHO Yellow Fever Vaccination card and directed for vaccine inoculation.

The doctor/nurse starts the vaccination procedure as follows:

    1. Checks the Vial Viability Marker.
    2. The required amount of diluents mixed in the vial with 5ml disposable plastic syringe.
    3. All the bio-medical waste are segregated and collected/disposed in the respective bags at the time of procedure only as per biomedical waste rules.
    4. The water swab is used to clean the inoculation area.
    5. The vaccination dose i.e. 0.5ml for everybody is inoculated to the vaccinee with 1ml disposable/AD plastic syringe.
    6. After inoculation the vaccinees are asked to wait for 30 minutes and inform about any side effects / adverse reactions to doctor on duty.

The World Health Organization (WHO) recommends routine immunization in all countries where the disease is common. This should typically occur between nine and twelve months of age. Those travelling to areas where the disease occurs should also be immunized. Additional doses after the first are generally not needed.

Yellow fever vaccine is generally safe. This includes in those with HIV infection but without symptoms. Mild side effects may include headache, muscle pains, pain at the injection site, fever, and rash. Severe allergies occur in about eight per million doses, serious neurological problems occur in about four per million doses, and organ failure occurs in about three per million doses. It is likely safe in pregnancy and therefore recommended among those who will be potentially exposed. It should not be given to those with very poor immune function.

Yellow fever vaccine came into use in 1938. It is on the World Health Organization’s List of Essential Medicines, the most effective and safe medicines needed in a health system.

Yellow Fever Endemic Countries – the list is updated on 03 January 2023 by WHO


Africa Central and South America
  1. Angola
  2. Benin
  3. Burkina Faso
  4. Burundi
  5. Cameroon
  6. Central African Republic
  7. Chad
  8. Congo
  9. Cote d’Ivoire
  10. Democratic Republic of Congo
  11. Equatorial Guinea
  1. Ethiopia
  2. Gabon
  3. The Gambia
  4. Ghana
  5. Guinea
  6. Guinea-Bissau
  7. Kenya
  8. Liberia
  9. Mali
  10. Mauritania
  11. Niger
  12. Nigeria
  1. Senegal
  2. Sierra Leone
  3. Sudan
  4. South Sudan
  5. Togo
  6. Uganda
  1. Argentina
  2. Bolivia
  3. Brazil
  4. Colombia
  5. Ecuador
  6. French Guiana
  7. Guyana
  8. Panama
  9. Paraguay
  10. Peru
  11. Suriname
  12. Trinidad and Tobago
  13. Venezuela


List of Yellow Fever Vaccination Centres in India:

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