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Where Can I Get Vaccinated Against Yellow Fever ?

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Question: Where Can I Get Vaccinated Against Yellow Fever ?

 

According to the World Health Organization's International Health Regulations, yellow fever vaccinations must be administered at approved vaccination centers or clinics. Once you have been vaccinated, you will receive an International Certificate of Vaccination or Prophylaxis, signed by the certified provider of your vaccine.

 

Answer:

Who Should Get the Yellow Fever Vaccine?

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, travelers nine months of age or older can be vaccinated.

However, immuno-compromised individuals and people with severe allergies to eggs, gelatin or chicken proteins should consult with a doctor before getting the yellow fever vaccine. Medical waivers are available for travelers who have health issues that prevent them from being vaccinated.

US Yellow Fever Vaccination Clinics

In the United States, yellow fever vaccination clinics are state-approved. Each state's health department reports approved clinics to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Canadian Yellow Fever Vaccination Centres

In Canada, yellow fever vaccination centres are approved by the Public Health Agency of Canada. Travelers should be aware that there are no approved vaccination centres in Labrador or Nunavut.

UK Yellow Fever Vaccination Centres

In the United Kingdom, you will need to go to a yellow fever vaccination centre to be immunized.

Australian Yellow Fever Vaccination Clinics

Australian states and territories approve yellow fever vaccination clinics.

New Zealand IHR Vaccinators

In New Zealand, yellow fever vaccination clinics are called "IHR vaccinators" and are approved by the Ministry of Health. Contact Public Health Service or your District Health Board Public Health Unit for information about approved IHR vaccinators.

Sources:

Australian Government. Department of Health and Ageing. Yellow Fever Fact Sheets. Accessed August 3, 2011.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 2012 Yellow Book. Yellow Fever. Accessed August 3, 2011.

National Travel Health Network and Centre. "Designated Yellow Fever Vaccination Centres." Accessed August 3, 2011.

New Zealand Ministry of Health. Information for Travellers. Accessed August 3, 2011.

Public Health Agency of Canada. Yellow Fever Vaccination Centres in Canada. Accessed August 3, 2011.

 

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