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How to Get Yellow Fever Vaccination In Bangalore:Complete Guide

Are you planning a trip to Africa or South America and plan on getting the Yellow fever vaccination in Bangalore? On the other hand, you are struggling to find the details of the vaccination

I went through the same dilemma a few weeks back and thus I decided to write a complete guide on how to book a yellow fever vaccine appointment in Bangalore. Read until the end to understand the process and requirements of getting a yellow fever vaccine.

What is yellow fever and why is the vaccine important

Yellow fever is a viral disease caused by the yellow fever virus, which is transmitted through mosquito bites. You can find it mainly in tropical and subtropical regions of Africa and South America.

The symptoms of yellow fever include fever, headache, muscle aches, nausea, vomiting, and jaundice. The disease gets its name from the yellowing of the skin and eyes. In severe cases, yellow fever can lead to organ failure, bleeding, and death.

If you’re planning to travel to or live in areas where yellow fever is common, it’s important to get vaccinated. This is the best way to prevent the disease. 

In which countries is the yellow fever vaccine mandatory?

AfricaCentral and South America
Angola
Benin
Burkina Faso
Burundi
Cameroon
Central African Republic
Chad
Congo
Cote d’Ivoire
Democratic Republic of Congo
Equatorial Guinea
Ethiopia
Gabon
The Gambia
Ghana
Guinea
Guinea-Bissau
Kenya
Liberia
Mali
Mauritania
Niger
Nigeria
Senegal
Sierra Leone
Sudan
South Sudan
Togo
Uganda
Argentina
Bolivia
Brazil
Colombia
Ecuador
French Guiana
Guyana
Panama
Paraguay
Peru
Suriname
Trinidad and Tobago
Venezuela

How to book an appointment in Bangalore for yellow fever vaccination

The yellow fever vaccine is available in both, private and govt hospitals, but the certificate valid for traveling is provided only by the govt hospital. 

The yellow fever vaccine is available in Sir CV Raman General Hospital in Indiranagar, Bangalore. I have provided the Google Maps link below for reaching the hospital.

Address: Sir CV Raman General Hospital

There are two ways to book an appointment for your yellow fever vaccine 

  1. The easiest of the two methods is to call these two numbers: 9513666604/080-25281245. You can book your appointment by calling anytime between 9 am and 4 pm from Mon – Fri and 9 am-1 pm on Saturday. The hospital also has lunch timings so keep a note of those timings while making the call.
  2. You can also walk into the hospital(Ward no 82) and make your appointments. 

What is the cost of the yellow fever vaccine?

The cost of the yellow fever vaccine in Bangalore is Rs 440. It has to be paid in cash only at the hospital on the day of your appointment.

Yellow Fever Vaccine Process and Requirements

How to get yellow fever vaccine in Bangalore
Sample Yellow Fever Vaccine Bangalore

Here are a few things you need to know about the process of the yellow fever vaccine.

  1. The vaccine is only provided every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday between 8 AM and 12:30 PM. If it’s a public holiday on one of those days, no vaccine will be provided.
  2. Since there are only two days in a week where vaccines are provided the waiting list for a new applicant will always be 14 days i.e. You will only get a slot after 14 days.
  3. If you have your trip before that you can show proof of tickets and get the vaccine before 14 days.
  4. According to WHO, it is better to take the vaccine at least 10 days before your trip starts.
  5. On average there are 100 vaccines provided on each of these days.
  6. On the appointment date it is important to have your breakfast and then go for taking the vaccine.
  7. The documents required to get the vaccine are your original passport and Aadhar card. Without these two documents, you will not be given the vaccine.
  8. If you have any of the below issues it is better to first consult a doctor and then take the yellow fever vaccine
    – Allergic to Chicken/Egg – This is because the vaccine is made from chicken embryo
    – Any major liver/kidney issue
    – Are you on medication with steroids/radiation therapy/cancer treatment therapy
    – Any history of Cancer, HIV/AIDS, organ transplant dialysis
    – History of asthma
  9. On the day of the appointment, you first need to fill out the form, make the payment, and get your vaccine. This is done on a First cum First serve basis.
  10. Once you have taken your vaccine you need to wait some time and then they will give you the yellow fever vaccine certificate.
  11. Others who are visiting countries that require the polio vaccine can also get it in the same place

FAQs about yellow fever vaccination in Bangalore

Q1. Where to get the yellow fever vaccine in Bangalore?

Ans. The yellow fever vaccine is available in Sir CV Raman General Hospital in Indiranagar

Q2. What documents are needed to take the yellow fever vaccination?

Ans. Original Aadhar and Passport are needed on the appointment day to take the vaccine

Q3. How to book an appointment for yellow fever vaccination in Bangalore

Ans. You can either call on these numbers(9513666604/080-25281245) or walk in the hospital and make an appointment

Q4. Is Yellow fever vaccination mandatory?

Ans. Yellow fever vaccination is mandatory before traveling to Africa or South America

Q5. When should one take the yellow fever vaccination?

Ans. You have to take 10 days before your trip starts, since there is a waiting list in Bangalore you will only get a slot after 2 weeks

Q6.How much does the yellow fever vaccination cost in Bangalore?

Ans. The vaccines cost Rs 405 in Bangalore and need to be paid in cash on the appointment day

Q7. Is there an online appointment for yellow fever vaccination in Bangalore?

Ans. There is no online website to book the appointment you can call on the above numbers to make an appointment

Q8. Is yellow fever vaccination available in private hospitals in Bangalore?

Ans. The vaccines are available in private hospitals but the mandatory certificate for travelling abroad is not provided by them. Thus it is better to take the vaccine from Sir CV Raman General Hospital

Q9. What are the side effects of the yellow fever vaccine?

Reactions to yellow fever vaccines are generally mild like mild headache, body pain, or fever. If there is some severe reaction it is advised to call the hospital immediately

Q10. What is the validity of yellow fever vaccines?

Ans. Earlier the validity of the yellow fever vaccination was 10 years but now they have lifetime validity.

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22 Comments

  • Asif iqbal Tilavalli

    Dear sir i have to travel Zambia for business trip immediately I need one information that I can took yellow vaccine before 2 days and then travel??? Please tell me thanks my watsup number+919538796286 thanks

    • storiesofraku

      Zambia is not on the list of places that require a Yellow fever vaccination, would requeest you to speak to a doctor as well. If you do need a Yellow fever vaccination, it’s best to go the hospital tomorrow with all your documents!

  • Vijayalakshmi

    Sir, I need to visit Tanzania on the 22nd of oct. Please advise if yellow fever vaccination is mandatory.
    Travelling from Bangalore

    thank you
    V

    • Rahul Vaidya

      Thank you so very much for the detailed explanation on where we can get vaccinated and the procedure to follow, it was really very helpful.

      As of today 19.01.24, the hospital is administering the Yellow Fever Vaccine on every Monday, Wednesday and Friday between 9:00 to 12:30 on a first come first serve basis, except on Govt. Holidays. The fee is 440/- cash only. On the day of your appointment you can directly go to the Yellow Fever Vaccination room on the second floor at C.V Raman General Hospital.

  • S Dinakaran

    Hi, i have just recovered from mumps but have travel to South Africa scheduled for the 12th of December. Will i need a vaccine for SA? And if so can I take it around 1st of Dec?

    • storiesofraku

      Though South Africa, is not in the list of countries that mandatorily require a Yellow fever vaccine. If you have a longer layover in one of the countries that require a vaccine you should get it. I would also suggest you to check with your doctor about getting a vaccine

  • Sushmi

    Hello,
    Thank you for the information. If I walk in to make the appointment for the yellow fever vaccination, can I get it done on the same day?
    Thanks

    • storiesofraku

      Hey Sushmi, it’s very unlikely that you will be able to get the yellow fever vaccine on the same day. But you can still try by going early and showing your travel documents.

  • Parimal

    Thanks for this article. We got it done exactly as you’ve described. Fee is changed to 440/- per head. Folks who don’t consume egg (not even as cake) must get egg allergy test done before arriving here. They also provide polio vaccine + certificate at the same spot for Kenya travel.

  • Sudhir

    Sir. Your article is very useful. Thank you. Can I get the yellow fever vaccination before 3 months of travelling to Kenya? Because I will be in Europe before going to Kenya. So can I get the vaccination in India in April and fly to Kenya in July? Grateful to your reply sir?

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