Travellers may receive fake yellow fever vaccine in Cameroon

Cameroon requires arriving travellers to provide proof of yellow fever vaccination if arriving from a country where yellow fever transmission occurs. If travellers do not have a valid certificate, they may be required to be vaccinated on arrival. Health authorities have notified that fake vaccine providing no protection may be administered.

Visit our Health Library for more information on exposure to and the prevention of Yellow Fever.

Advice For Travellers

There is a low risk of exposure to yellow fever in rural areas of Cameroon. Travellers to areas where there is a risk of exposure to yellow fever can reduce that risk by obtaining a yellow fever vaccination 10 days before travelling. In addition, travellers should take all necessary precautions to avoid mosquito bites.

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