Yellow fever vaccine available. Malarone tablets also available.
Yellow Fever Prevention
Yellow Fever is a viral illness which can be contracted in parts of Africa and South America. There is no cure for the disease but it can be prevented through vaccination.
Countries affected by Yellow Fever require visitors to present a Yellow Fever vaccination certificate. Many countries which are not affected by the virus require visitors arriving from affected countries to also present a vaccination certificate. The private GPs at the travel clinics at samedaydoctor can administer Yellow Fever vaccinations and provide certificates.
While many people who catch Yellow Fever don’t experience symptoms much different to those of a flu, others who have caught the infection will experience a 'toxic phase', consisting of recurrent fever, jaundice, liver damage, abdominal pain, bleeding of the mouth and eyes and vomiting of blood. Around 20% of 'toxic phase' cases can be fatal, so it’s important to protect yourself from Yellow Fever before travelling to an endemic area.
Who should get vaccinated?
Children older than 9 months of age should receive the Yellow Fever vaccination. Pregnant and breastfeeding women should receive a Yellow Fever injection only if travel to an affected region is absolutely unavoidable.
Who should not get vaccinated?
People with diseases affecting the immune system, including HIV, should not be vaccinated against Yellow Fever. Individuals taking medication that affect the immune system, like steroids, and anyone suffering from cancer should not be administered the Yellow Fever vaccine. The private GPs at samedaydoctor will advise on whether the Yellow Fever vaccination is right for you.
Visit a samedaydoctor Travel Clinic
Visiting a walk-in travel clinic before travelling to a region affected by Yellow Fever is an essential step to preventing this avoidable illness. samedaydoctor offers the Yellow Fever injection as part of a travel vaccine package or on its own at one our travel clinics across the UK.