What is the Yellow Fever vaccination?
Everyone from the age of 9 months old requires a yellow fever vaccination to provide immunity against yellow fever if travelling to the following countries:
· Sub-Saharan Africa
· South America
· Central America
Yellow fever is transmitted from infected mosquitoes which mainly bite during daylight hours.
Symptoms of yellow fever
The virus has a short incubation period of 3-6 days. The most common symptoms are fever, muscle pain with prominent backache, headache, loss of appetite, nausea or vomiting.
A small proportion of those infected with yellow fever will develop severe disease. Symptoms of severe disease include jaundice (yellowing of the skin and eyes), dark urine, stomach pain with vomiting and problems with liver and kidney function.
The yellow fever vaccine
A single dose of the vaccine administered at our Travel Vaccination Clinic provides lifelong protection for most people. Find out more about your travel vaccines with a free consultation.
MyHealthcare Clinic is a registered Yellow Fever Vaccination Centre (YFVC) and will provide you with the International Certificate of Vaccination, which some countries request upon arrival. The vaccine is a live, weakened form of the virus, given as a single shot, at least 10 days before travelling. If you are travelling to any of the aforementioned countries, please contact MyHealthcare Clinic for your yellow fever vaccination appointment, at least 10 days before departure. We offer same day appointments 6 days a week, for your convenience.
Call 0207 099 5555 now to book a private dental GP appointment at our MyHealthcare Clinics in Fulham, Wandsworth, and Wimpole Street, Central London.
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