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Yellow Fever Vaccination (One Dose - Requires One Dose)

Yellow Fever Vaccination provides essential protection for travel to certain regions.

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Overview

Understanding Yellow Fever Vaccination

Yellow fever is a serious, potentially deadly, mosquito-borne disease prevalent in tropical and subtropical regions of Africa and South America. The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that yellow fever causes 200,000 illnesses and 30,000 deaths every year worldwide.

Prevention

The yellow fever vaccination is a single-dose immunisation, providing lifelong protection for most people. The vaccine is recommended for adults and children over the age of six months travelling to areas where yellow fever is endemic. Ideally, the vaccine should be administered at least 10 days before travel to allow immunity to develop and for the certificate of vaccination to become valid.

Countries at Risk

Yellow fever is most commonly found in sub-Saharan Africa, parts of the Caribbean, Central and South America. Find country-specific vaccine recommendations with Travel Health Pro.

Key Takeaways

  • Yellow fever is a serious disease prevalent in tropical and subtropical regions of Africa and South America.
  • The yellow fever vaccination is a single-dose immunisation, providing lifelong protection for most people.
  • The vaccine is recommended for adults and children over the age of six months travelling to areas where yellow fever is endemic.
  • In the UK, the cost of a private yellow fever vaccination typically ranges from £60 to £85.
  • Travellers should also take steps to avoid mosquito bites to prevent yellow fever.
  • Symptoms of yellow fever include fever, chills, headache, backache, and muscle aches.
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Typical Costs & Insurance

The cost of a Yellow Fever Vaccination can vary depending on the Private Provider that you choose. Enter your postcode and click search to compare the cost of Yellow Fever Vaccination directly on Odycy to find the best Yellow Fever Vaccination prices near you.

The cost of Yellow Fever Vaccination may be covered by private health insurance plans, depending on the specifics of the policy. Check with your insurance provider to understand what is covered.

For those without insurance or if insurance doesn't cover the cost of Yellow Fever Vaccination, self-pay options are available.

If you need to pay out of pocket to cover the cost of Yellow Fever Vaccination then finding an affordable option is easier with Odycy - enter your postcode and search for the service you need. You'll be able to directly compare Private Provider prices from the best Private Provider's near you.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Yellow Fever?

Yellow fever is a serious, potentially deadly, mosquito-borne disease prevalent in tropical and subtropical regions of Africa and South America.

Who should get the Yellow Fever Vaccination?

The yellow fever vaccine is recommended for adults and children over the age of six months travelling to areas where yellow fever is endemic.

How much does the Yellow Fever Vaccination cost in the UK?

In the UK, the cost of a private yellow fever vaccination typically ranges from £60 to £85.

What precautions should be taken when travelling to areas with Yellow Fever?

In addition to getting vaccinated, travellers should take steps to avoid mosquito bites. This includes using insect repellent, wearing long-sleeved clothing, and staying in accommodations with screened windows and doors or air conditioning.

What are the symptoms of Yellow Fever?

Symptoms of yellow fever usually appear 3 to 6 days after a bite from an infected mosquito. They include fever, chills, headache, backache, and muscle aches.

Further Information

Travel Precautions

While vaccination is the most effective way to prevent yellow fever, travellers should also take steps to avoid mosquito bites. This includes using insect repellent, wearing long-sleeved clothing, and staying in accommodations with screened windows and doors or air conditioning.

Signs and Symptoms

Symptoms of yellow fever usually appear 3 to 6 days after a bite from an infected mosquito. They include fever, chills, headache, backache, and muscle aches. About 15% of people who get yellow fever develop serious illness that can lead to bleeding, shock, organ failure, and sometimes death.

Further Information

The yellow fever vaccine is generally safe with few side effects. However, in rare cases, it can cause serious adverse reactions, including allergic reactions and problems affecting the nervous system or organs. It's important to discuss your travel plans and medical history with a healthcare professional to determine if the yellow fever vaccine is right for you.

References

  1. Blank Yellow Fever Certificate - Fill Online, Printable, Fillable, Blank | pdfFiller. 2023-12-11. 1
  2. ICG YELLOW FEVER VACCINE REQUEST APPLICATION FORM - World Health Organization (WHO). 2023-12-14. 2
  3. Yellow Fever | Immunize.org. 2023-10-10. 3
  4. Yellow Fever Vaccine (YF-VAX®) - Model Standing Order and Immunization Protocol Template. 2023-03-21. 4
  5. International Certificate of Vaccination or Prophylaxis (ICVP) - YELLOW FEVER ZONE. 2022-06-08. 5

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