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Yellow Fever Vaccine – only £84
What you need to know:
Yellow fever can be fatal in those individuals that have not received immunisation. Nearly all affected countries require proof of that a traveler has received the vaccination. Failure to provide a valid certificate can lead to you being denied entry. Therefore, an International Certificate of Vaccination is vital to have when you are travelling to affected areas, especially if you are travelling from a high-risk area. The certificate, which used to be 10 years, is now valid for life.
Park Private Clinic is an approved yellow fever vaccination center in Nottingham city centre.
How long does immunity last for?
The single dose vaccine is nearly 100% effective at preventing infection with yellow fever. Immunity is no thought to be lifelong.
How old to you have to be to have the vaccine?
The vaccine can be given to those aged 10 months and over.
Where are the risk areas?
Areas of risk include:
- tropical parts of Africa (Sub-Saharan and West)
- and South America
General symptoms of infection may include:
- nausea and pain,
- some patients enter a more serious stage of the illness involving jaundice, haemorrhagic fever and deterioration of kidney function.
Some patients that develop this form of the disease die within 7-10 days after the onset. There is no treatment for Yellow Fever. Prevention is by vaccination.
The mosquito (Aedes Egypti) that transmits Yellow Fever bites during daylight hours. This is different to the malaria mosquito which operates in hours between dusk and dawn. It occurs in both jungle and urban environments. The mosquito is particularly common in the rainy season.
Patient information leaflet: http://www.medicines.org.uk/emc/PIL.17387.latest.pdf