Africa & the Middle East Forums

Start a new topic Change Forum
Advanced search

Yellow Fever Vaccination Needed?

Jump to last reply

Hello,

I am going to Zambia, Botswana, Namibia and South Africa (in that order) in September. I had scheduled a travel clinic appointment to get various vaccinations and was surprised when the clinic told me I did not need a yellow fever vaccine. I also validated this on the CDC website (see that here: http://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/yellowbook/2010/chapter-2/yellow-fever.aspx ) . The clinic used a computer program that checks with the CDC and some other paid service to check what is required (I am in Wisconsin).

I did some research on my own and it looks like Zambia used to be a yellow fever endemic country but was taken off the World Health Organization's list of yellow fever countries in 2003. I've read different forums where it sounds like people still get the vaccination just to be sure they don't run into issues on their trip.

What do others think? Should I get the vaccine or is the travel clinic correct and I don't need this? Right now I am not planning on getting it based off of what the clinic told me and the CDC website says.

8 Replies |Back to top

| Add a Reply

Sign in to comment.

Recent Activity

View all Africa & the Middle East activity »
  1. 1 [UGANDA] Selected Budget and MidRange Tour Operators.
  2. 2 Back from 26 Days in the Falkland Islands - Happy to answer any questions
  3. 3 Need to Chose Camp in Botswana ASAP!
  4. 4 Skywards voucher - Dubai airport
  5. 5 Question about UK outlet adapters & taps
  6. 6 Johannesburg
  7. 7 Trip Report MAGICAL, MEZMERIZING MOROCCO (Revised)
  8. 8 Rental cars in Cape Town
  9. 9 Transiting through Cairo
  10. 10 Help: 4 days, 3 nights in (or our of) Johannesburg
  11. 11 South Africa in February?
  12. 12 Trip Report Info for those considering gorilla trekking in Rwanda
  13. 13 Trip Report KwaZulu Natal and Kruger - sort of a Trip Report
  14. 14 Trip Report SOUTH AFRICA WESTERN CAPE TRIP REPORT: SEPT/OCT 2013
  15. 15 Trip Insurance - a must?
  16. 16 Car Rentals in Israel
  17. 17 Dubai for New Years Eve - Fireworks, Itinerary
  18. 18 Who to Choose? Africa Serendipity, Rothschild Safari or ATR?
  19. 19 Morocco to portugal
  20. 20 Has anyone used "toursbylocals.com"?
  21. 21 Terrorism, Ebola - no more please
  22. 22 Uganda or Rwanda 2015
  23. 23 Independence Day in Israel
  24. 24 Drinking on safari
  25. 25 Fodor's 100 Hotel Award Winners
View next 25 » Back to the top