Yellow fever is a virus transmitted by infected mosquitoes to humans. It can cause severe illness, and in some cases death, within days of being bitten by an infected mosquito.
Yellow Fever vaccine (YF-Vax®) is available. Contact us for appointments and for more information.
We offer appointment options for YELLOW FEVER VACCINATION ONLY, as well as complete pre-travel consultations, to help travelers who need to be in compliance with yellow fever vaccination requirements.
We provide a “Yellow Card” (the International Certificate of Vaccination or Prophylaxis) for proof of vaccination along with professional advice and quality service.
Traveler’s Medical Service in New York is a Certified Yellow Fever Vaccination Center. As holders of a “uniform stamp” we can vaccinate and provide the appropriate documentation on the International Certificate of Vaccination or Prophylaxis (ICVP), also known as the “Yellow Card.”
You may be required to show proof of yellow fever vaccination upon entering certain countries. It is important to know that yellow fever vaccination may also be recommended for your protection if traveling to risk areas.
The travel health experts at Traveler’s Medical Service take special care to make sure that you safely and appropriately receive the yellow fever vaccine if it is important for your health protection or for a country entry requirement. In some cases we may recommend a yellow fever waiver certificate and letter for individuals who should not take the vaccine due to certain pre-existing medical conditions or precautions.
The areas of risk include parts of South America and Africa.
People who live in or travel to risk regions can be infected. Most cases occur in rural areas or places near forests or jungles. Outbreaks in cities and urban areas also occur. Many countries in risk regions have vaccination programs and entry requirements for proof of yellow fever vaccination to help reduce the risk of infection in humans.
Getting vaccinated against yellow fever and using insect repellents are important ways to protect against infection. Insect repellants are available for purchase at Traveler’s Medical Service.
Learn more about yellow fever vaccination and other travel health recommendations by visiting the Centers for Disease Control, CDC, Health Information for International 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. Contact us to learn more about how Traveler’s Medical Service can assist you.