Yellow fever is a virus transmitted by infected mosquitoes. The areas of risk include parts of South America and Africa. Using insect repellents and being vaccinated against yellow fever are important ways to protect against infection. You may be required* to show proof of yellow fever vaccination upon entering certain countries. It is important to know that the vaccination may also be recommended* for your protection on other itineraries.
Our travel health experts take special care to make sure that you receive this vaccination if it is important for your protection and/or if it is a country entry requirement. In some cases we may recommend a waiver certificate and letter for individuals who should not be vaccinated due to certain pre-existing conditions.
*IMPORTANT: If yellow fever vaccine is recommended or required for your destination(s), please be aware that there are other health risks and concerns associated with these travel destinations. Are you aware of and prepared for the other health risks of your trip? We strongly recommend that all travelers schedule to have a complete pretravel consultation for the most thorough advice and preparation.
You can find general information about vaccines, malaria and other travel health recommendations by visiting the Centers for Disease Control, CDC, Health Information for International Travel http://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/
Please note that the information provided by the CDC is general and should be tailored to your specific needs during a pre-travel consultation.
Please contact us for more information and to schedule an appointment.