Ministry issues yellow fever advisory update

RESIDENTS OF BARBADOS who are planning travel to Jamaica via Trinidad and Tobago or Guyana are advised that they will require a valid yellow fever certificate to gain entry into that country. A statement from the Ministry of Health today said that for the vaccine to be most effective, it must be administered at least ten days before travel. Persons requiring the vaccine are advised to contact the Winston Scott Polyclinic at 227-7725 or the Ministry of Health’s Help Line at 467-9500 for further information. The Ministry assures the public that yellow fever certification is not a requirement for entry into Barbados for persons travelling from the English-speaking Caribbean as there are no reports of yellow fever outbreak in the region. According to the Ministry, the current yellow fever outbreak of international concern is occurring in Central Africa. (BGIS)

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