New yellow fever vaccinations requirements in effect from 1 October 2011

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29 August 2011
 
The South African Department of Health has officially revised the yellow fever vaccination policy. As of 1 October 2011, all travellers to and from Zambia will be required to show proof of yellow fever vaccination, or a valid waiver certificate. The addition of Zambia to the countries requiring vaccination is following a reassessment of the areas at risk by the WHO.
 
For more information and a list of the countries for which South African require proof of yellow fever vaccination, please view the August 2011 issue of the NICD-NHLS Communicable Diseases