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Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Why wait 10 days after taking the Yellow Fever Vaccine before traveling?

Please ; What is the significance of the 10 day period after getting the vaccine shot and the certificate becoming valid ? Should one wait for 10 days after the vaccine shot before commencing onward journey ?

A great question :)
The reason why the vaccine becomes valid AFTER 10 days of vaccination is that all vaccines work by stimulating the body to create immune cells. This process takes around 5-10 days. Hence full protection from the vaccine will take this long to develop.
If you travel before this time period, you will remain at a risk for getting the disease.

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