VACCINATION AGAINST YELLOW FEVER
Instructions for Yellow Fever Vaccination
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.
Yellow fever vaccination is given on demand at a nominal charge of Rs.300/- on Wednesdays and Fridays. For registration passengers should come by 9.30 AM at Port Health Organisation, Willingdon Island,Next to MMD & Opposite Cochin Customs House, Cochin. Phone No. 0484 2666060. vaccination will start after 12 PM.
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, 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 9.30 AM along with Passport / photocopy of the Passport. After reaching the centre please register your name in the registration register and fill up the Consent Form for vaccination. The vaccination will start after 12 PM.
The validity of the Yellow Fever Vaccination starts after the 10th day of the vaccination to life of the person vaccinated.
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
Yellow Fever Vaccination Card
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 – firstname.lastname@example.org 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
- FIR in original
- Photocopy of the Original Yellow Fever Card issued ( if in possession )
- Request letter addressed to Port Health Officer.
CLARIFICATION REGARDING LIFE LONG VALIDITY OF YELLOW FEVER VACCINATION
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 ENDEMIC COUNTRIES
LIST OF YELLOW FEVER VACCINATION CENTERS IN INDIA
|S. No.||PORT HEALTH ORGANISATIONs / APHOs||Address||Officer Incharge||Date and Timing of Yellow Fever Vaccine||Contact Detail|
|1||AIRPORT HEALTH ORGANISATION, New Delhi||Airport Health Organization,
New Building, Mahipalpur,
Near Radisson Blu Hotel, On Approach Road to T-3 New Delhi-110037
|Dr. Tarun, Airport Health Officer||Monday ,Tuesday, Thursday & Friday 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM||011-25655081(O)
|2||PORT HEALTH ORGANISATION, Chennai||Port Health Organisation, Rajaji Salai, Chennai- 600001||Dr. S. Senthil Nathan, Port Health Officer||Monday & Wednesday||044-25260038 (O)
|3||PORT HEALTH ORGANISATION, Cochin||Port Health Organisation
|Dr. K.A. Shyamini, Port Health Officer||Wednesday &Friday
10 AM – 1 PM
|4||PORT HEALTH ORGANISATION, Visakhapatnam||Port Health Organization
Port Area, Visakhapatnam-35
|Dr. Gayen, Port Health Officer||Monday & Thursday
|5||PORT HEALTH ORGANISATION, Kandla||Port Health Organization
Kandla Port, New Kandla
Kutch District – 370210
|Dr. M. Prajapati, Port Health Officer||Thursday||02839-270220 (O)
|6||PORT HEALTH ORGANISATION, Kolkata||Port Health Organization
Marine House, Kolkata-700022
|Dr. M Bag, Port Health Officer||Monday, Wednesday & Friday||033-22230904 (O)
|7||AIRPORT HEALTH ORGANISATION, Kolkata||Airport Health Organization
NSCBI Airport, Kolkata-700052
|Dr. Kundu, Airport Health Officer||Tuesday & Thursday
|8||AIRPORT HEALTH ORGANISATION, Mumbai||Airport Health Organization
C.S.I. Airport, Next to Ambassador Sky Chef, Sahar, Mumbai-400099
|Dr. Dan, Airport Health Officer||Monday ,Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday, Registration :
10.00 AM – 11.00 AM
Vaccination timings 11.00 -12.00 PM
|9||PORT HEALTH ORGANISATION, Marmagoa||Port Health Organisation
|Dr. Mangesh Patil, Port Health Officer||Thursday
9.00AM – 12.00
|10||PORT HEALTH ORGANISATION, Mumbai||Seamen’s Medical Examination Organisation & Yellow Fever Vaccination Center, Nav Bhavan Building, Ramji Bhai Kamani Marg, Ballard Estate, Mumbai-400001||Dr. Deepak Sule, Port Health Officer||Monday ,Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday,
Wednesday only for Seamen 10AM -12.30PM
|11||General Hospital, Gandhinagar, Gujarat||Oppt. S.T. Depot, Sector No. 12, Gandhinagar, Gujarat||Dr. B. B. Patel, Medical Superintendent
Dr. Bipin Nayak
9.00 AM- 12.00
|12||Bhavsinhji (General) Hospital, Porbandar||Near Railway Station, Porbandar, Gujarat||Chief District Medical Officer cum Civil Surgeon
Dr. Manjiri Mankodi
9:30 AM – 12:30 PM
|13||Armed Force Clinic, New Delhi||Dalhousie Road, New Delhi-110011||Mr. Rajeev Mehra, Lt. Col, OIC Medical Stores||Monday – Friday
09:00 AM – 05:00PM
|14||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
Extn.- 698, 671
|15||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
|16||Urban Health Centre, Panaji||Urban Health Centre, Behind National Theatre Panaji, Goa||Dr. Mangala Tamba Health Officer||Every 2nd & 4th
Wednesday of month
09:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Public Health Institute, Bengalure
Joint Director (Labs), Public Health Institute, Sheshadri Road, Opp. S.J. Polytechnic, Bengalure-560001
10:30 AM – 12:00
|18||Dr. RML Hospital, New Delhi||Yellow Fever Vaccination Centre, Room No. 2, Old College of Nursing, RML Hospital, New Delhi-110001||Dr. Smita Roy, Chief Medical Officer Dr. P.K. Das Chief Medical Officer (SAG)||Wednesday –
10 AM – 11.30 AM
9.30 AM – 11.00 AM
|19||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) Kolkata||Dr. Chatopadhyaya||Friday
11:00 AM- 01:00 PM
|20||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
|21||Health Department, International Inoculation Centre, New Delhi||International Inoculation Centre, Near St. Thomas School, Mandir Marg, New Delhi-110001||Dr. Shakuntala Srivastav, I/C||Wednesday & Friday
2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
|22||Commandant, Base Hospital, Delhi||Commandant, Base Hospital, Delhi Cantt., Delhi-10||Col. Amita Chaturvedi
Lt. Col. Smita Moudgil
08:00AM – 01:00PM
|23||King Institute of Preventive Medicine and Research, Chennai||King Institute of Preventive Medicine and Research, Guindy, Chennai-600032||Dr. Sasikala Rajkumar, Deputy Director||Friday
10:00 AM – 1:00 PM
|24||Balrampur Hospital, Lucknow||Gola Ganj, Lucknow (U.P.)||Dr. Vishnu Lal, Sr. Consultant||Thursday
8:00 AM – 1:00 PM
|Institute of Preventive Medicine, Public Health Labs and Food (Health) Admn||Public Health Labs and Food (Health) Admn., Narayanaguda, Hyderabad-29||Dr. G. Sampath , Deputy Civil Surgeon||Tuesday and Friday
09:00 AM – 02:00 PM
|26||Guru Gobind Singh Govt. Hospital, Gujarat||Pandit Nehru Marg Jamnagar-361008, Gujarat||Dr. P.M. Gosai, RMO||Monday and Thursday
03:00PM – 05:00PM
|27||Station Health Organisation (Navy), Colaba||Station Health Organisation (Navy), Old Navy Nagar, Colaba, Mumbai-400005||Dr. Rajesh Batllish||Daily only for serving
09:00AM – 1:00PM*
|28||B.J. Govt. Medical College (BJMC), Pune||Jai Prakash Narayan Road, Near Pune Railway Station, Pune, Maharashtra 411001||PSM Deptt. H.O.D. – Dr. Gokhale, Dr. Shelke||Every Monday||020- 26126010 (O)|
|29||Community Health Centre, Moti Daman||Fort Area, Moti Daman, Daman Union Territory – 396 210||Dr. Sangeeta Joshi||1st and 3rd Tuesday of Every Month (9:30 AM to 12:30 PM)||+(91)-260-2230847 (O)|
|30||Community Health Centre, Ghoghla, Diu||Community Health Center, Ghoghla, Diu(U.T.)||Dr. Sahoo||1st and 3rd Tuesday of Every Month (9:30 AM to 12:30 PM)||02875 252 244 (O)|
|31||Grant Medical College & Sir J. J.Groups of Hospital, Byculla, Mumbai – 400 008.||Vaccination Center No.50
J J Marg, Nagpada-Mumbai Central, Off Jijabhoy Road,
Mumbai – 400008
|Dr. Lalit Sankhe, Associate Professor, Community Medicine||Monday to Friday
9:00AM – 12:00 Noon
( Ext: 2309/2414)
|32||AIIMS, Bhubaneshwar||Patrapada, Chotaraypur, Dumduma, Bhubaneshwar, Odisha – 751019||Dr. Pragya, Dr. Vikas Bhatia||Every Monday
9 AM to 1 PM
|0674 – 2476789|
|33||Civil Hospital, Surat||Jay Prakash Narayan Marg, Majura Gate, Surat- 395002||Dr. Vadel, Medical Superintendent||Every Thursday 10:00AM-2:00Noon||0261 224 4985 (O)|
|34||Urban Health Centre, Margao, Goa **||Padre Miranda Rd, Pajifond, Margao, Goa 403601||Dr. Martina Fernandes||Every Friday
9:00 A.M. to 12:00 P.M.
|35||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.
|0461-2353341 (O) 0461-2353314 (F)|
|36||AIRPORT HEALTH ORGANISATION Cochin||Airport Health Officer, Airport Health Organization
Cochin International Airport Ltd. Nedumbassery, Cochin-683111
|Dr. Raphel Teddy||Tuesday and Thursday (excluding public holidays)
09:30AM – 11:30AM
|37||District Hospital, Raipur||Janta Colony, Raipur, Chhattisgarh 492001||Dr. V. R. Bhagat||2nd Wednesday of Every Month (9AM – 1PM)||077140 44108 (O)|
|38||AIIMS Raipur||GE Road, Area 31, Raipur, Chhattisgarh 492010||Dr. Anjan giri||077125 73777 (O)|
|Dr. Sanjeev Kumar
|0755 290 2607 (O)
|40||AIIMS Patna||Phulwari Sharif, Patna, Bihar 801505||Dr. N K Sinha||0612-2452923 (O)|
|41||Family Welfare Regional Training Centre, Mumbai||332, S.V.P. Road, Khetwadi, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400004||Dr. N. R. K. Behera||Monday and Friday 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM||022-23881724(O)|
* Contact the centre before visiting vaccination centre.