Lagos active Port Health Services Office
There are different yellow fever vaccination centers in Nigeria, but if you are in Lagos,
locate the Ministry of Health, PORT Health office. It is located just before the Airport Toll Gate Ikeja, the closest building by your left.
Please go to the place as early as possible, 6:30am. There a lot of crowd.
Alternatively, Go to Apapa Tin Island Port Health office. (Collect in 10 minutes) – You can go through CMS to board ferry to Apapa jetty within 5 minutes. Then take a bike to Tincan Island N200. Ask for port health office. You will be attended to within a short time and most likely collect same day unlike Ikeja.
Ensure you make a photocopy of the data page of your International Passport. This shouldn’t cost you more than N10. But if you fail to do this before getting to the airport, be ready to pay a N100 naira to get this done.
The new platform requires that payment should be made via REMITA. It costs N2000 Naira. You can make this payment yourself before coming to the Airport, or risk paying a service charge of N500.
Once you have taken the yellow fever injection and probably the polio vaccine (this depends on whether the country you are going to requires it), you will be advised to go and sit down and wait to be called for your yellow card. I suggest that you do as advised, because, it would take 24hrs.
There are a number of side effects of this vaccine; less serious side effects could include low fever, mild headache, general ill feeling, mild rash, muscle pain, joint pain, body aches, tenderness, swelling, or a lump where the shot was given. This may occur within 5 – 10 days. I can’t give any advice or share any experience about the side effects at the moment because I just took mine a few hours ago. But you are advised to visit a Doctor if side effects are severe or if they linger.
PS: I suggest you take water and snack along with you, so you don’t get so hungry while you wait.
The current vaccine given is for a lifetime. So once you get this, you do not need to take another one ever again. You can always go back to them for card replacement if yours gets lost.
You can also get it at Idi iroko, Seme boarder.