SERVICES

VACCINATION AGAINST YELLOW FEVER

Instructions for Yellow Fever Vaccination

Yellow fever vaccination is given on demand at a nominal charge of Rs.300/- on Wednesdays and Fridays between 9 AM to 1.00 PM at Port Health Organisation, Willingdon Island, Next to MMD & Opposite Cochin Customs House, Cochin. Phone No. 0484 2666060.

Yellow fever vaccination is given on demand at a nominal charge of Rs.300/- on Tuesdays and Thursdays between 9.30 AM to 1.00 PM at Airport Health Organisation, CIAL, Ist Floor, CHA Building,  Nedumbassery, Ernakulam. Phone No. 0484 2610255

Port health Organisation is one of the Yellow Fever Vaccination centre in Kerala the other being Airport Health Organisation, CIAL, Nedumbassery authorized by Ministry of Health & Family Welfare to provide Yellow Fever Vaccination for passengers travelling to Yellow Fever affected countries in Africa and South America. 

Port Health Organisation, Cochin is located in Willingdon Island. The Office is located in the north end of the island opposite Customs House and next to Mercantile Marine Department (MMD).

Passengers for Yellow Fever Vaccination are to report to vaccination centre positively before 9 ‘O’ clock along with Passport / photocopy of the Passport. After reaching the centre please register your name in the registration slip and fill up the Consent Form for vaccination. The vaccination will start after 12 PM.

The validity of the Yellow Fever Vaccination starts from the 10th day of the vaccination to 10 years and a re-vaccination is required on completion of 10 years.

Some countries, including WHO, recommend that vaccination only once and that the immunity lasts for life time. However, India has not agreed to it and we follow a policy of revaccination every ten years.

Any number of different types of live vaccines can be given within a time frame of 24 hours. However in case, 24 hours have already passed since the administration of first live vaccine (e.g. MMR), a different type of live vaccine (e.g. yellow fever) should be given after 4 weeks. This is based on the scientific studies which have shown reduced immune response when two different types of live vaccines are given at a gap of more than 24 hours but less than 4 weeks. However, a second live vaccine which is of the same type as the first one can be given, even at a gap of 24 hours and above, without affecting immunogenicity.

In case a person gets vaccinated from private agency, he or she should be revaccinated from authorized YFV centre, for provision of yellow fever vaccine certificate. This revaccination can be done anytime irrespective of time elapsed since last vaccinated

A waiting period of 30 minutes post immunization to monitor adverse reaction is recommended

 

CONTRAINDICATION OF YELLOW FEVER VACCINATION

MEDICAL CONDITIONS WERE YELLOW FEVER VACCINATION IS CONTRAINDICATED (where exemption certificate can be issued) are:

  • Children aged less than 9 months (or between 6–9 months during an epidemic, where the risk of disease is higher than an adverse event of the vaccine);
  • Pregnant women – (except during a yellow fever outbreak when the risk of  infection is high);
  • People with severe allergies to egg protein; and
  • People with severe immunodeficiency due to symptomatic HIV/AIDS or other causes, or in the presence of a thymus disorder.

Standard Operating Procedure for Yellow Fever Vaccination Exemption Certificate

Travelers, particularly those arriving to Asia from Africa or Latin America (Those from Yellow fever endemic countries) must have a certificate of yellow fever vaccination. If there are medical grounds for not getting vaccinated, International Health Regulations state that this must be certified by the appropriate authorities.

Procedure to be followed:

  • The exemption certificate can be issued only by the Medical officer of the Designated Yellow fever vaccination center. (charges for issue of an exemption certificate will be the same as that for YF vaccination)
  • Every person who wants to get an Exemption certificate has to submit a certificate from the treating doctor/specialist about the medical condition/criteria (as mentioned above) on the basis of which the exemption certificate can be issued.
  • This certificate from the treating doctor/specialist about the medical condition/criteria will form the basis of issuing the Exemption certificate. The certificate must also bear the official stamp of the administering centre; however, this shall not be an accepted substitute for the signature.
  • The Medical officer/authorized health person shall inform such persons of any risk associated with non-vaccination and with the non-use of prophylaxis in accordance with paragraph 4 of Article 23.
  • It should informed clearly to the concerned person that such an exemption certificate will not give him immunity from the quarantine and also that the concern person can be put under quarantine as per the rules of the visiting country (including India)

 

Validity of the Certificate

A Yellow Fever Vaccination Exemption Certificate will only be considered valid if issued by a Government Identified Yellow Fever Vaccination Center, bearing the Signature of the Medical Officer and the stamp of the Yellow Fever Vaccination Center.

 

INFORMATION TO PHO, COCHIN ABOUT POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTS

The passengers who have taken the Yellow Fever Vaccination are also requested to inform the Port Health Organisation about serious/ life threatening side effects, if any, they had within 1 month of the vaccination in writing to Port Health Officer at the following E-mail ID – pho.cochin-dghs@gov.in  or by phone 0484 2666060.   The side effects includes continues fever/ pain or lump at the site of injection, allergy, breathlessness, asthma, itching at the site of injection or severe anaphylactic reaction following the vaccination.

 

ISSUE OF DUPLICATE YELLOW FEVER VACCINATION CARD

Duplicate Yellow Fever Vaccination card is issued to persons who have lost their Yellow Fever card on production of

1. FIR in original

2. Passport

3. Photocopy of the Original Yellow Fever Card issued ( if in possession )

4. Request letter addressed to Port Health Officer.

 

CLARIFICATION REGARDING YELLOW FEVER BOOSTER DOSE

Clarification Regarding Yellow Fever Booster Dose

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VACCINATION AGAINST POLIO

Passengers going to Kenya, Nigeria, Ethiopia, Syria, Somalia, Afghanistan and Pakistan should take Polio Vaccination along with Yellow Fever Vaccination. Passengers should inform the Registration Clerk about the countries they intend to visit. PHO, Cochin has made arrangement for Oral Polio Vaccination to be given along with Yellow Fever Vaccination. The passengers are required to take the Oral Polio Vaccination 4 weeks prior to visiting the Polio affected countries. The Oral Polio Vaccine is valid for 1 Year.

 

LIST OF YELLOW FEVER VACCINATION CENTERS IN INDIA

  NO.

PHO / APHO

DAYS AND TIMINGS OF YELLOW FEVER VACCINE

CONTACT DETAILS

FAX NO.

1

 APHO, New Delhi  Tuesday & Thursday 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM  011-25655081 (O)  011-25655079

2

 PHO, Chennai  Monday & Wednesday 044-25260038 (O)044-25243939 (O) 09840232758, 0988404195  044-25225858

3

 PHO, Cochin  Wednesday & Friday 10:30 AM – 1:00 PM  0484-2666060 (O)  0484-2666060

4

 PHO, Visakhapatnam  Monday & Thursday 10:00 AM – 01:30 PM  0891-2562681 (O)  0891-2562681

5

 PHO, Kandla  Thursday  02839-270220 (O)  02839-270189

6

 PHO, Kolkata Monday, Wednesday & Friday  033-22230904 (O)  033-22230435

7

 APHO, Kolkata Tuesday & Thursday 12:00-02:30 PM 09831047763 (M)033-25119044 (O)  033-25119370

8

 APHO, Mumbai  Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday Registration :- 10:00 AM-11:30 AM Vaccination timing :-12:00-02:00 PM  022-28392302 (O)022-28322353 (O)  022-28392429

9

 PHO, Marmagoa  Thursday09:00AM-12:00  0832-2520292 (O)  0832-2520292

10

 PHO, Mumbai  Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday 10:00 AM-02:30 PM  022-22020027 (O)022-22612256  022-22020814 

11

General Hospital, Gandhinagar, Ahmedabad, Gujarat Monday 09:00 AM-12:00 079-23221931-32079-23221913 079-2322733

12

Bhavsinhji (General) Hospital, Porbandar, Gujrat Thursday 09:30 AM-12:30 PM 09099079101(M)0286-2242910 0286-242910

13

AMC, Health EPI Department, Ahmedabad, Gujrat Tuesday & Thursday 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM 09327038840 (M)079-25390651 (O) 079-25390651

14

Guru Gobind Singh Govt.Hospital, Jamnagar, Gujrat. Monday and Thursday 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM 09426233477 (M)0288 – 2554629 0288 – 2679592

15

Armed Force Clinic, Dalhousie Road,New Delhi 011-23019405 011-23792356

16

 MCD,Public Health Department,New Delhi Monday & Friday 10:00 AM-12:00  09313558436 (M)011-23226913  011-23226920

17

Dr. RML Hospital,New Delhi Wednesday 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM 09818118398 (M)011-23404668 (O) 011-23361164

18

 Health Department,International Inoculation Centre, Mandir Marg,New Delhi  Wednesday & Friday 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM  09811547118 (M)011-23362284  011-23742752

19

 Commandant ,Base Hospital, Delhi Cantt. PO-Kirby Place, Delhi  011-23337008  011-25681531

20

 Urban Health Centre,Panaji, Goa  Every 2nd & 4th Wednesday of Month 09:00 AM – 01:00 PM  09011025021 (M)0832-22256680832-2225646  0832-22255610832-2225538

21

 Public Health Institute,Sheshadri Road,Bengaluru  Wednesday 10:30 AM-12:00  080-22210248080-22213824  080-22277389

22

 AIIH & PH,CR Avenue, Kolkata  Friday 11:00 AM – 01:00 PM  033-22412888  033-22418717

23

 Treatment Centre,Central Research Institute, Kasauli, HP  Monday & Thursday 2:00 PM – 04:00 PM  01792-27253801792-273209  01792-272016

24

 King Institute of Preventive Medicine and Research Guindy, Chennai  Friday 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM  044-22501520044-2250152109940175654 (M)  044-22501263

25

 Balrampur Hospital,Lucknow (U.P.)  Thursday 8:00 AM-1:00 PM  09335281326 (M)  0522-2629949

26

Institute of Preventive Medicine,Public Health Labs and Food (Health) Admn., Narayanaguda, hyderabad Tuesday and Friday 9:00 AM – 2:00 09441152515 (M)040-27557728 040-27567894

27

Station Health Organisation (Navy), Old Navy Nagar, Colaba, Mumbai-400005 Daily only for Serving persons 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM 09757403517 (M)022-22152080 (O) 022-22152080

* Contact the centre before visiting vaccination centre