Yellow Fever Vaccination Card: Validity, Vaccination Centers, Replacement, Affected Countries


Yellow fever is a medical condition caused by species of mosquito commonly found in Africa and South America.


Because there is no specific treatment for the disease, the World Health Organization (WHO) recommends getting a vaccine before travelling to or from certain areas.

Yellow Fever vaccination is one of the foremost things you would have to consider when making travel arrangements, as WHO reports 30,000 deaths yearly due to this disease.

The vaccine should be taken at least ten days before your intended travel date. In the rest of the article, discusses what Yellow Card is, where to get to one, and what to do if you misplace it.

Yellow Fever Vaccination Card

The Yellow Fever Vaccination Certificate is a document issued to persons who have had the yellow fever vaccine administered in them. The card is called International Certificate of Vaccination or Prophylaxis (ICVP), but popularly known as Yellow Card.

Sample of yellow fever vaccination card

See featured image above.

Yellow Fever Affected Countries

An International Yellow Fever Vaccination Card is a required travel document when travelling to or arriving from a yellow fever affected country.

Below are the Yellow Fever affected countries, according to WHO:

Affected Countries In Africa

Angola, Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Congo, Cote d’Ivoire, Democratic Republic of Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Ethiopia, Gabon, The Gambia, Ghana, Guinea Bissau, Kenya, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Sudan, United Republic of Tanzania, Togo and Uganda.

Affected Countries in South America

Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, French Guyana, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, and Venezuela.

Yellow fever vaccination card requirement

The only requirement, aside from taking the vaccine is a valid International Travel Passport.

How to get a yellow fever vaccination card in Ghana

The Yellow Fever Vaccination Certificate can be obtained at any of the International Vaccination Centers in Ghana.

Yellow Fever Vaccination Centers in Ghana

Manhyia Hospital, Kumasi – Near Otumfour’s Palace

Regional Disease Control Unit – Near Ghana Broadcasting Cooperation, Sunyani

Central Region Metro Health Directorate, Public Health Division, RCH Unit, Cape coast


Regional Disease Control unit, Koforidua – Galloway (Opposite Jubilee Park)

Greater Accra

  1. Adabraka Polyclinic
  2. KIA (Departure and Arrival Hall)
  3. Port Health Unit Office
  4. Tema Port
  5. Akai House Labone

Northern Tamale
Regional Health Directorate, Public Health Unit, RCH. Opposite Ghana water Company, Tamale

Upper East Bolgatanga
Regional Hospital, Bolga

Upper West Wa
Regional Hospital, Wa

Port Health Unit Office, Aflao Ground Crossing, Aflao

Regional Disease Control Unit. (Sch. Of Hygiene Premises), Ho

Port Health Unit Office, Elubo Ground Crossing, Elubo

Port Health Unit Office, Takoradi Port, Takoradi

Regional Public Health Unit, Takoradi

Validity of yellow fever vaccination card

Yellow Fever vaccination is valid for ten years. As such, the vaccine is repeated every ten years.

What if your Fellow fever vaccination card gets lost?

Because most centres are only interested in issuing the certificates rather than administering the vaccines, it has become easy to replace lost cards. The ideal way of replacing a lost card is sending a copy of your lost card to any of the centres for the information to be transferred into a new card.

Yellow fever vaccination card replacement

If it becomes necessary for you to replace your card because it has become too weak, visit any of the vaccination centres to have your card details transferred into a new card.

How to get a yellow fever vaccination card in Nigeria

Persons travelling from Nigeria can obtain a Yellow Fever Vaccination Certificate online by following these steps:

  1. Log on to
  2. Click on Register
  3. Complete the form with your personal information and hit on the submit button.
  4. Click on Payment button to generate the Remita Retrival Receipt (RRR) code.
  5. Use the code to pay the sum of N2,000 online or at the bank.
  6. Take the payment receipt along with your international passport to any Port Health Services Office to get vaccinated and obtain the yellow card.

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Akesse Sanza

Akesse Sanza is a Ghanaian Travel Blogger, Travel and Tourism Consultant, and Anti-human Trafficking And Safe Migration advocate. Akesse loves everything Travel & Tourism and aims to see every single country in the world.


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