What is it?
Yellow fever is a viral infection that is spread by certain species of day biting mosquitos. It can cause severe symptoms such as jaundice and damage to organs. During outbreaks, it can have mortality rates of up to 50% and so vaccination is recommended by the World Health Organization when travelling to risk areas.
YF is a risk in tropical parts of Africa, South America, eastern Panama in Central America and Trinidad in the Caribbean.
Those visiting yellow fever risk areas should practice strict bite avoidance measures to help limit and reduce their risk.
A highly effective live YF vaccine is available and in general vaccination is recommended for all persons visiting countries where there is a risk of YF virus transmission.We provide risk assessment, vaccination, advice and a yellow fever certificate if you receive the vaccine. If it is not appropriate for you to receive the yellow fever vaccine on medical grounds, we can provide an exemption certificate.
Yellow Fever (Stamaril)
Minimum age 9 months.
Length of protection
Protection against yellow fever following vaccination is life-long.