Vaccinations included in the vaccination schedule to be updated
1 injection two weeks before departure, booster 1 to 3 (5) years later.
Children: aged ≥1 year.
NB: a yellow fever vaccination certificate is required from all travelers older than 1 year entering the country.
Vaccination schedule: 1 injection at least 10 days before departure
Children: from 9 months (between 6 and 9 months only in special circumstances)
Following a decision by WHO, the 10-year booster dose is no longer required.
However, according to the Opinion of the French High Council for Public Health (HCSP), yellow fever booster vaccinations are still recommended for:
- children who were vaccinated under the age of 2: a second dose from the age of 6 in the event of further travel to a yellow fever endemic region;
- women whose primary vaccination was during pregnancy, people with HIV and immunodeficient patients vaccinated in the conditions outlined in the report by the French High Council for Public Health (HCSP): a second dose 10 years later;
- people who were vaccinated against yellow fever more than 10 years ago: a second dose if an outbreak has been reported in the country visited.
Based on your travel plans:
For long or frequent trips
Two injections one month apart
Booster 6 months later
When protection is needed as early as possible (with almost imminent departure), an accelerated schedule of three injections within a short interval and a fourth dose 1 year later is feasible, in adults only.
For long trips to isolated areas
Children: as soon as they can walk
Transmission all year round throughout the country
- Chemoprophylaxis with atovaquone-proguanil, doxycycline or mefloquine
- Protection against mosquito bites
Travelers should immediately seek medical attention if fever occurs when traveling or in the months after their return.