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This is a discussion on Yellow fever vaccination within the Before & After the Hunt forums, part of the HUNT AFRICA category; I and a friend are leaving Apr 30 for a 10 day hunt in Limpopo, South Africa. When looking into ...

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    I and a friend are leaving Apr 30 for a 10 day hunt in Limpopo, South Africa. When looking into required immunizations, I noticed on the CDC web site that South Africa requires proof of Yellow Fever Immunization if coming from a YF area of transitioning through such an area. My flight is Dullus to JoBerg with a stop over in Dakar (a YF region). According to my itinerary, we do not de-plane in Dakar. Does anyone know if I need a YF vacination prior to arriving in South Africa?

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    Yellow Fever Vaccine in RSA

    Have a read here. You will get your answer.
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    No you don't. I've done the Dulles/Dakar flight and had no Yellow Fever vaccination on my card. I don't even carry my card anymore as I go ATL direct to Joberg via Delta. I didn't like the stop in Dakar (and I don't like Airbus, but that's a personal thing). I think they still fumigate the plane in Dakar with spray cans but maybe someone else here has recent info on that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cliffy View Post
    No you don't. I've done the Dulles/Dakar flight and had no Yellow Fever vaccination on my card. I don't even carry my card anymore as I go ATL direct to Joberg via Delta. I didn't like the stop in Dakar (and I don't like Airbus, but that's a personal thing). I think they still fumigate the plane in Dakar with spray cans but maybe someone else here has recent info on that.
    Cliffy go to post 25 in the thread I quoted. It illustrates the RSA law on the subject.
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    Brickburn,
    Thanks! Glad you had me go there. As a retired airline pilot with worldwide experience I thought I knew the answer BUT it seems the answer changed in the last couple of years. As I said, I've been using Delta without the stop. Now I have another reason to stay with my present way of doing things. My wife is a retired Medical Technologist says there is always a risk with any vaccination so why take them if you can avoid them?
    I stand corrected and will gladly pay off with a beer on me when ever we met and I hope I didn't cause anyone any problems.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cliffy View Post
    Brickburn,
    Thanks! Glad you had me go there. As a retired airline pilot with worldwide experience I thought I knew the answer BUT it seems the answer changed in the last couple of years. As I said, I've been using Delta without the stop. Now I have another reason to stay with my present way of doing things. My wife is a retired Medical Technologist says there is always a risk with any vaccination so why take them if you can avoid them?
    I stand corrected and will gladly pay off with a beer on me when ever we met and I hope I didn't cause anyone any problems.
    I'll collect on that beer one day.
    This is one of the reasons that I am going another route than Dakar, although I have been vaccinated now. It's now a precursor for the dream Bongo hunt.
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    Thanks for all the info I've been through Dakar twice 2010 /2012 never got a shot and never ask in Jberg to prove it when I went through my medical provider I was told no shots were needed so my next question is once you've got the shot and your 10 day period is met, how long is the shot good for?
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    bob i believe 10 years.
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    Quote Originally Posted by James.Grage View Post
    bob i believe 10 years.
    That's exactly what my YF vacs are good for.
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    Thanks Guys that means its shot time only three months away from Deb and I going on our next once in a life time adventure.
    Enjoy life now -- it has an expiration date.

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