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Yellow fever is a serious viral infection that's spread by a type of daytime biting mosquito known as the Aedes Aegypti mosquito. For more details visit:

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yellow fever vaccination

Yellow Fever Vaccination

Yellow fever is a serious viral infection that's spread by a type of daytime biting mosquito known as the AedesAegypti mosquito.

It can be prevented with a vaccination.

Yellow fever mainly occurs in sub-Saharan Africa (countries to the south of the Sahara desert), South America and in parts of the Caribbean. Since 1996, six travellers from Europe and North America have died from the infection.

None of them were vaccinated. Yellow fever carries an 8% risk of death. It is called "yellow fever" because the infection targets the liver leading to jaundice – yellowing of the skin and the whites of the eyes caused by liver damage.

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Yellow fever vaccination

There is a vaccination for yellow fever. Some countries require proof of vaccination (a certificate) against yellow fever before they let you enter the country. You should have a yellow fever vaccination at least 10 days before your travel. This will allow enough time for your body to develop protection against the yellow fever infection.

The yellow fever vaccination is recommended for anyone travelling to, or living in, areas or countries where yellow fever is a problem, and anyone travelling to a country where an International Certificate of Vaccination or Prophylaxis (ICVP) against yellow fever is required for entry.

A vaccine called Stamaril (produced by Sanofi Pasteur MSD) is the only licenced yellow fever vaccine in the UK and is the most effective way of preventing yellow fever.A single dose gives lifelong cover so it will not need to be repeated.

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Certificate of proof

You can find a list of all the countries that require you to have an ICVP in the WHO International travel and health guide. You can also search the country information on NaTHNaC to find out whether the places you are visiting require an ICVP.

If you have been travelling in an "at-risk" area during the past month, it is a good idea to carry your certificate with you. This will help avoid potential problems with immigration. It is possible for travellers without a valid yellow fever vaccination certificate to be vaccinated and held in isolation for up to 10 days. An ICVP is not required for entry into the UK.

If you lose your certificate, you may be able to get another one reissued as long as you have details of the vaccination batch number and the date you had the vaccination.

Yellow fever vaccine has never been available on the NHS service in the UK. It has always been a vaccine that has needed to be purchased privately.

Prices for the vaccine vary widely across the UK, however at Regent Street Clinic we pride ourselves on offering the most competitive rates for all of our vaccinations and yellow fever vaccine currently costs £53 with the certificate.

who should not be vaccinated

Who should not be vaccinated?

People who should not have the yellow fever vaccination include:

  • Babies under nine months of age. Babies who are six to nine months old should only be vaccinated if the risk of getting yellow fever during travel is unavoidable
  • Pregnant women – unless the risk of yellow fever is unavoidable
  • Breastfeeding women – unless the risk of yellow fever is unavoidable
  • People whose immune systems are lowered (immunosuppressed) – such as people with HIV and those receiving chemotherapy or radiotherapy
  • People who are allergic to eggsThe vaccine contains small amounts of egg
  • People who have had a severe allergic reaction (anaphylaxis) to a previous dose of the yellow fever vaccine
  • People who are allergic to any of the ingredients in the vaccine
  • People who have a condition that affects the thymus gland (part of your immune system that is located in your upper chest)
  • People who are currently very unwell (for example with a high fever) – this is to avoid confusing the diagnosis of your current illness with any side effects from the vaccine
  • Elderly yellow fever naïve travellers Those who have not been previously exposed to the vaccine who are 60 years of age or over (unless the risk of yellow fever is unavoidable)
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