The health ministry informed the Lok Sabha that over 6,000 vials of yellow fever vaccine were distributed in the country during the month of July in order to overcome its shortage.
In addition, the government ordered for 2.57 lakh doses from the World Health Organisation, Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad said Tuesday.
AdvertisementThe first consignment of 128,530 doses was received at the Central Research Institute at Kasauli in Himachal Pradesh.
Earlier, travellers to yellow fever affected countries were told to buy the vaccine from the market.
Visas to Africa and tropical and sub-tropical South American countries are given only after applicants submit a yellow fever certificate given by one of India's 15 authorised vaccination centres.