Vaccination Requirements

The only vaccination now required for international travel is yellow fever for persons who come from or pass through a yellow fever zone (Fig. 5.1).

Cholera vaccination is no longer required by international regulations. A yellow fever vaccination must be recorded on the prescribed form with the signature of the doctor; the batch number and official stamp of the vaccination centre. The vaccination is valid for 10 years, 10 days after the date of the vaccination or revaccination.

Fig. 5.1. The yellow fever endemic zones in Africa (Map 1) and Central and South America (Map 2, see next page). Yellow fever endemic zones are areas where there is a potential risk of infection on account of the presence of vectors and animal reservoirs. Some countries consider these zones as infected areas and require an international certificate of vaccination against yellow fever from travellers arriving from these areas. (Reproduced, by permission, from WHO (2004) International Travel and Health, Vaccination Requirements and Health Advice, World Health Organization, Geneva.)

Fig. 5.1. The yellow fever endemic zones in Africa (Map 1) and Central and South America (Map 2, see next page). Yellow fever endemic zones are areas where there is a potential risk of infection on account of the presence of vectors and animal reservoirs. Some countries consider these zones as infected areas and require an international certificate of vaccination against yellow fever from travellers arriving from these areas. (Reproduced, by permission, from WHO (2004) International Travel and Health, Vaccination Requirements and Health Advice, World Health Organization, Geneva.)

Fig. 5.1. Map 2.

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