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Yellow Fever Issues ....

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1. Posted by makka (Respected Member 248 posts) 7y Star this if you like it!

Sooo im currently in Panama city, and when researching for the trip i was under the impression that requirements for Yellow fever jabs were needed for when entering the Amazon regions of countries etc, and was loosely controlled when entering/leaving countries in S.America ...

Anyhoo - i was rolling with the notion of getting the jab sometime here in Panama city, but everywhere ive been so far seem to be sending me on a wild goose chase, is it possible to actually get the injection in this city?!

So whats the deal with the checks on this, i fly to Colombia on monday, am i going to have issues?

Also ive heard from other travellers that when its been checked and they havent had it done, theyve been taken to a small clinic in the airport and been giving the vaccination there ... does this still occur?

Im sweating over this alittle, as i can see in my head this could make for some bad times!

any info would be wayyyy appriciated right now!

2. Posted by way2goeh (Full Member 159 posts) 7y Star this if you like it!

I can only speak for Brasil when I went to Venezuela. The airport there should have a place for the shot but I was told that you needed it 10 days before you enter or they wont let you in. Im not 100% sure, but you should check it out ASAP.

3. Posted by Lex87 (Budding Member 3 posts) 7y Star this if you like it!

Over here "Yellow Fever" is totally different and is actually a bit of a racist term applying to men who are smitten by the charms of Asian girls.

I was really shocked when I saw your post but relieved you're just trying to find some info on vaccinations.

4. Posted by stupidn00b (Budding Member 47 posts) 7y Star this if you like it!

I didn't get asked once for a Yellow Fever vaccination certificate and I border-hopped a fair bit, which is lucky as I left it in England. As long as you don't look like a bum you shouldn't have difficulties, however it's best to get an injection anyway. If you get sick your travel insurance maybe invalid because you didn't take all the necessary precautions. Try and find a half-decent clinic though, I've never been there but I can imagine some of the hospitals and clinics in Panama aren't the most hygienic places on earth...