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Thursday, June 16, 2016

Yellow Fever Vaccination experience of a traveler at Mumbai Airport

I got my yellow fever shot today at the Airport Health Organisation Office at Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport.
I reached there around 8:00 AM, and there was an informal list circulating managed by the people themselves, there were already 40 names on it (the list seems to have started at 2 AM). It was a long wait in the sun outside the gates and by the time we were allowed to enter around 9:45 AM there were about 60 odd people in the line (70 allowed per day max). Inside the office there is a decent AC waiting hall with comfortable chairs and a small canteen where one can have some break fast (Bhaji pao, poha, tea & water).
1. The forms were distributed and the person there was pretty helpful in guiding the people.
2. The forms were submitted and payment (Rs. 300.00) made.
3. Around 11:30 AM the injections started with the first batch of 30 people being called.
4. After another 20 minutes or so the rest of us were called and taken to the 1st floor where there is another waiting hall.
5. First to be injected were ladies and children.
6. Next the men, the process took less than 15 sec. (the doctor is so efficient that I did not even realize that I had been injected).
7. After waiting for another 10 minutes the certificates were distributed which had to be filled with Name, PP number, date etc.
8. Finally the certificates were collected back and signed.
9. The whole process took about 3 hours (from entering the premises)

1. Carry your passport (original), copies are not accepted
2. Carry your confirmed ticket
3. You need to reach early to make it within the 70 which are admitted in a day.
4. The injection is in batches of 10 only. In case there are 69 people then only 60 will be injected. The rest 9 will have to come back some other day.

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