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NDMC to accept online applications for vaccines

Delhiites travelling to tropical and sub-tropical places in Africa and South America can now apply online for yellow fever vaccination on the website of New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC).

The online facility was launched last week. Earlier, the travellers had to visit NDMC headquarters to submit applications for yellow fever vaccination, following which the council used to <g data-gr-id="16">allot</g> them an available slot.

Yellow fever is a haemorrhagic disease caused by a virus of the genus Flavivirus transmitted to people by the bite of infected mosquitoes.

Though the epidemic has not reached India, climatic conditions for propagation of the virus and vector responsible for transmission are present in the country. So it is mandatory for Indians travelling to Africa and South America to be vaccinated.

Anyone, except infants up to the age of 9 months, arriving by air or sea without yellow fever vaccination certificate is detained in isolation for <g data-gr-id="18">upto</g> 6 days if the person has arrived through an airport situated in an area with risk of yellow fever transmission.
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