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Saturday, April 6, 2013

Shortage of Yellow Fever Vaccine in India

There is a severe shortage of Yellow Fever Vaccine in India in the government as well as private sector leading to a lot of difficulty for travelers going to Africa & South America.
We had been getting reports of shortage from Ahmedabad, Chennai & Bangalore, but now the vaccines seems to have disappeared completely from all over India.
We have been unable to procure the vaccine in private sector from the vaccine manufacturer (Sanofi Pasteur) as well. According to highly placed sources in the comapny who declined to be identified, the shortage is the result of government of India delaying the sanction of the new batch of Yellow Fever Vaccine. According to them, the vaccine is likely to remain unavailable till at least May end/ June.
Our stock is likely to get exhausted very soon. We will intimate further availability of the Vaccine as soon as we get fresh stock.
Posted on 6th April 2013

11 comments:

  1. Thanks Gaurav .. So what would be the alternative solution until then . If this is the case , all the traveler's schedule will get collapsed .

    Is there a temporary solution for this scenario like alternative vaccine for yellow fever ????

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    1. There is no easy solution, however you can do 1 of the following things
      1. Take the vaccine at a government center like RML hospital or International Airport in Mumbai.
      2. If you have some time before entering a Yellow Fever Endemic Country, you can take the vaccination in Transit, for example in Dubai/ Nepal etc.
      We are likely to get more doses only by June ( at the earliest)
      Regards

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  2. Dr gaurav could u pls clarify whether yellow fever vaccine is must for travel to south Africa specifically if v plan 2 nights stay in Kruger national park. Would v face any problems coming back to india

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    1. If you are transiting from a YF endemic country (most central african countries) then yes you would need a certificate.
      If you are flying directly in to South Africa, then this is not needed.
      Read more here
      http://www.tripadvisor.in/ShowTopic-g312618-i9872-k991814-Yellow_Fever_Vaccination_for_South_Africa_HELP-Kruger_National_Park.html

      http://www.southafrica.ch/section-blog/28-visiting-south-africa/16-are-vaccinations-necessary-when-visiting-south-africa.html

      Regards

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  3. Can u confirm if the vaccine taken in any Kenya hospital will be accepted by India authority while entering back in India.

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    1. Yes it will be valid,
      However you may be stopped at Kenya airport when flying in to Kenya,
      Regards
      Dr Gupta

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  4. hi Gaurav...
    is yellow fever vaccine is available in any where in India. if it's available let me inform the place. Please it's urgent. becoz of i have booked ticket for Tanzania on 24/07/2013.

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    1. Hi,
      No stock of Yellow Fever Vaccine at present,
      Please contact after 15th July,
      Additional Info:
      Charge Rs. 2800/-
      Requirement copy of Passport
      WHO Yellow Card issued immediately,
      Regards
      Dr Gupta
      You can check latest stock availability at our clinics here
      http://travelsafeclinic.com/vaccine-status/
      http://yellowfevervaccine.blogspot.in/p/new.html

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    2. hello doctor I have planned to travel to kenya in the middle of August with my 2 yr old son. my hubby is already working there. so i need the vaccination inevitably. I from the southernmost city of tamilnadu.
      Please help me with the vaccine.

      Regards,

      Femilarani Antomagesh

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    3. Hi,
      No stock of Yellow Fever Vaccine at present,
      Please contact after 1st August,
      Additional Info:
      Charge Rs. 2800/-
      Requirement copy of Passport
      WHO Yellow Card issued immediately,
      Regards
      Dr Gupta
      You can check latest stock availability at our clinics here
      http://travelsafeclinic.com/vaccine-status/
      http://yellowfevervaccine.blogspot.in/p/new.html

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  5. Hi now the vaccine is available in Chennai king institute at the cost of 205 rupees only.Please rush.

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