Yellow fever vaccination is suggested to those travelers who are visiting tropical and subtropical areas in South America and Africa. The yellow fever virus is transmitted to humans by the bite of an infected mosquito. For all the people who are not used to such climate and living conditions, it is suggested to go through Yellow Fever vaccination. Also, Yellow fever vaccine is required for re-entry into India and many more countries by law. Upon visiting any of the notified countries which are prone to cause yellow fever for human’s, immigration officers verify for an individual’s vaccination document before letting one off the airports. This check is also performed at the port when an individual is about to board the flight while returning to homeland.
Why am I writing about this now? Recently, I was required to make a trip to Brazil. For the same, travel advisor suggested to apply for the Brazilian visa as well as to get administered with Yellow fever vaccination. Upon getting vaccinated, a certificate confirming the same is issued! This vaccination/certificate is effective for 10 years from the date of issue. Though some governing bodies of health sites indicate one time vaccination is good for human’s life time, The certificate in the WHO format says, after every 10 years a booster dose of the vaccination is needed. So, if you are already administer with yellow fever vaccination and under 10 years from that date, you are all good. Another important thing you need to know is that the immunity will be effective only after 10 days from the date of administration. Hence plan yourself to get this vaccine 10 days in advance before starting your trip.
Though Yellow Fever vaccination is available in many private hospitals, the cost is drastically high. Just to quote an example, when I enquired in some of the well known hospitals in Bangalore about the cost of this vaccination, It was around 2500/- to 3000/- INR per person. However the same yellow fever vaccination is made available by government authorities across India through ‘Public Health Offices’ at a subsidized price of INR 400/-. The central ‘Public Health Office’ is located in the capital city of most states across India.
Here is the detailed info you need to get Yellow Fever vaccination in Bangalore.
Public Health Institute (Opposite to S.J.Polytechnique college)
Near Atria Hotel & Maharani College, K.R Circle, Bangalore-560001, Karnataka, India.
- Telephone Number for booking an appointment in Bangalore: +91 80 2221 0248
- Get an appointment at least a day or two in advance
- Vaccination Day: Every Wednesday or next working day if it is a government holiday.
- Please carry your original passport, confirmed flight tickets & trip itinerary.
- Vaccination Fee of INR 400/-, for which a receipt will be issued.
- Be prepared to face long queue, the whole process of getting the vaccination and certificate takes around a couple of hours.
Hope this information is useful for those seeking to get the yellow fever vaccination!
Flowrein Dokka says
Sir is it only yellow fever vaccination available…actually m travelling to Kenya kisumu on 2 July can u suggest where I can take other vaccinations for malaria MMR
Hiii Sir I want Yellow Fever Vaccination certificate…. Am from Bangalore….. I want go Johannesburg but please I don’t know we’re we get this vaccination. Please help me sir
Please read the article well Anil. I have mentioned the place and the process to get the Yellow fever vaccination and subsequent to that you will get the yellow fever vaccination certificate.
Sneha S Jain says
Thanks you for the above information.
Could you please advice if this yellow fever vaccination is required for a trip to South Africa? If yes, could you please provide me details of a private hospital for vaccination, as my trip starts this saturday i.e., 23rd July 2016.
Is the yellow fever vaccination is must for the travellers who are returning back from Peru(South America: Machu Pichu). I don’t have suffice time to get the vaccination before my Travel date since it is only done on Wednesday . What will be the Impact on this while returning to India.
Could you please tell me if it is valid to do the vaccination from any of the private hospitals?
Sir I came for attended interview they asking
Yellow fever certificate
Thank you for the information on your blog. I went by your notes and it was a very smooth process. I had heard so much hype on long queues and poor management, to which I was pleasantly surprised. I was done in 45 minutes and took the appointment via phone.
Ideally the government should have this info more easily available. But this works for now.
thank you again.
I have given my passport for stamping. Is it possible to get a vaccination by carrying the soft copy of the passport.
No, you will need to carry the original. The official there is quite strict and rude about it. All the best
Myself Vijay. I have taken yellow fever vaccination from private clinic (Vikram Hospital) on April 15th 2014. I received a certificate from consult doctor. And i have not been checked by authorized person in airport & finally reached Rwanda. If they check is this certificate is sufficient to declare a person is yellow fever vaccinated ? Pls let me know.
If not whether can i take yellow fever vaccination again when i reach India on June 2015 ?
Pls let me know. Eagerly waiting for your response.
Thanks a lot.
Priya Rao says
Mohan, wish this info was handy a month back. Can’t imagine the kind of struggle i had to go through to get yellow fever vaccine for my travel to African countries. Nevertheless, good to see you back with an informative article once again.
Ah! trying to be regular on blog now with this post, hope it continues. Sorry to hear about the struggle, howz your African safari going on? Are you back yet?
Thanks for the details on yellow fever vaccine. Surprised to know the BIG difference between private and subsidized prices of this vaccine.
Glad it was useful for you.
Thanks for the info sir on Yellow Fever Vaccine…
You are most welcome!