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Title: Yellow Fever Vaccination


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Yellow Fever Vaccination
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Yellow Fever
Yellow Fever is a serious viral infection thats
usually spread by a type of daytime biting
mosquito known as the Aedes aegypti. It can be
prevented with a vaccination. Yellow fever
mainly occurs in sub-Saharan Africa (countries to
the south of the Sahara desert), South America
(especially the Amazon) and in parts of the
Caribbean. Yellow fever can be fatal. About 8
of people who get yellow fever die from it.
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Yellow Fever Vaccinations Near Me
Luckily, there is a very effective vaccination
for yellow fever. Some countries require proof of
vaccination (a certificate) against yellow fever
before they let you enter the country. Vaccinatio
n is the single most effective way of preventing
yellow fever. In the UK, Stamaril (produced by
Sanofi Pasteur MSD) is the only licensed yellow
fever vaccine. A single dose of the yellow fever
vaccine will protect against yellow fever for
life. It is no longer recommended to have a
booster dose every 10 years (WHO, World Health
Organisation, July 2016).
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The Yellow Fever Vaccination is Recommended for
Anyone traveling to, or living in, areas or
countries where yellow fever is endemic Anyone
traveling to a country where an International
Certificate of Vaccination or Prophylaxis (ICVP)
against yellow fever is required for entry. You
must have a yellow fever vaccination at least 10
days before you travel. This will allow enough
time for your body to develop protective
antibodies against the yellow fever infection.
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Certificate of Proof of Vaccination
Under regulations set out by the World Health
Organization (WHO), anyone traveling to a country
or area where the Aedes aegypti mosquito is found
must have the vaccine or have an International
Certificate of Vaccination or Prophylaxis
(ICVP). You can find a list of all the countries
that require you to have an ICVP in the WHO
International travel and health guide. You can
also search the country information on NaTHNaC to
find out whether the places you are visiting
require an ICVP. If you have been traveling in
an at-risk area during the past month, it is a
good idea to carry your certificate with you.
This will help avoid potential problems with
immigration. It is possible for travelers without
a valid yellow fever vaccination certificate to
be vaccinated and held in isolation for up to 10
days. An ICVP is not required for entry into the
UK.
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Who Should not be Vaccinated?
  • Pregnant women
  • Breastfeeding women
  • Babies under nine months of age
  • People who are allergic to eggs
  • People whose immune systems are lowered
  • People who have had a severe allergic reaction
  • People who have a condition that affects the
    thymus gland
  • People who are currently very unwell (such as
    with a high fever)
  • People who are allergic to any of the ingredients
    in the vaccine
  • Yellow fever naïve travellers those who have
    not been previously exposed to the vaccine

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Side Effects of the Vaccine
After having the yellow fever vaccine, 10-30 of
people will have mild side effects such as
headache, muscle pain, soreness at the injection
site and mild fever. Reactions at the injection
site usually occur one to five days after being
vaccinated, although other side effects may last
for up to two weeks. An allergic reaction to the
vaccine occurs in one case out of every 130,000
doses of the vaccine that are given. Yellow fever
vaccine-associated neurological disease
(YEL-AND) Rarely, the yellow fever vaccine is
associated with a neurological condition known as
yellow fever vaccine-associated neurological
disease (YEL-AND). Neurological means that it
affects the nerves and the nervous system,
including the brain and spinal cord. YEL-AND
occurs in around four cases out of every 1
million doses given. However, for people who are
60 years of age or over and yellow fever vaccine
naïve, the incidence of YEL-AND increases to
around one in every 50,000. This needs to be
balanced against the risk of acquiring the
disease.
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Preventing Mosquito Bites
  • Avoid places where mosquitoes live, such as
    swamps, forests and jungles
  • Choose air-conditioned accommodation. Mosquitoes
    do not like air-conditioned spaces.
  • Choose accommodation with mesh screening over the
    windows and doors.
  • Wear loose fitting, long-sleeved tops and
    trousers, even in the heat of day.
  • Use insect repellent containing DEET on exposed
    skin, such as Jungle Formula. 50 DEET is
    sufficient.
  • Burn a mosquito coil or use a plug-in device that
    releases insecticide in your accommodation.
  • Use a mosquito net where possible, especially in
    bedrooms that are not air-conditioned.

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