London Travel Clinic

Yellow Fever

What is it?

Yellow fever (YF) is spread by mosquito bites. It is a serious and often fatal illness and vaccination is recommended for those travelling into risk areas. Many countries require an international vaccination certificate for entry so you may have to be vaccinated even if you are not travelling into an affected area.

Yellow Fever vaccine is a live immunisation. If you require other live vaccinations such as Varicella (Chicken Pox) Shingles vaccine (Zostavax) or a TB vaccine (BCG) then Yellow Fever vaccine must be given on the same day or separated by 4 weeks.
Yellow Fever vaccine and MMR should not be given on the same day where possible but given 4 weeks apart. Where protection is required urgently, the vaccines can be given at any interval. If you urgently need to travel, then the nurses will be able to offer specific advice.
1st Contact Travel Clinic is a registered Yellow Fever Vaccination Centre.

Vaccine Schedule

One Dose
Booster- every 10 years

UK YF Vaccine Shortage

Although there is an ongoing shortage of Yellow Fever vaccine – We have a good supply at the clinic.

Yellow Fever Exemption Certificate

Sometimes people are unable to receive the yellow fever vaccination on medical grounds. In this case we can provide you with a yellow fever vaccination exemption certificate for entry to your country of travel. Your nurse will do a full risk assessment before giving you the yellow fever vaccination.

If you are travelling to an area of risk you should also consider purchasing insect repellent & mosquito net to offer complete anti bite protection.
For further information on yellow fever vaccination information visit: 

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