Sanc­tu­ary Retreats reached out to me today to let me know about a change to the yel­low fever vac­ci­na­tion rec­om­men­da­tions in Africa.

Accord­ing to Sanc­tu­ary, the World Health Organ­i­sa­tion (WHO) recently revised its yel­low fever vac­ci­na­tion rec­om­men­da­tions for the con­ti­nent. As a result, the South African Depart­ment of Health issued a state­ment that all trav­el­ers from South Africa to Zam­bia and trav­el­ers from Zam­bia to South Africa will now require proof of a yel­low fever vac­ci­na­tion. This was not pre­vi­ously required.

All in-transit pas­sen­gers between the two des­ti­na­tions, irre­spec­tive of the time period in tran­sit, will also require proof of yel­low fever vaccination.

Con­sult your doc­tor about this change or find a physi­cian spe­cial­iz­ing in travel med­i­cine at the Amer­i­can Soci­ety of Trop­i­cal Med­i­cine and Hygiene or the Inter­na­tional Soci­ety of Travel Med­i­cine. Also, don’t miss the CDC’s Health Infor­ma­tion for Trav­el­ers to Zam­bia.

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